Hugh Hefner

L.A. considers making Playboy Mansion a historic monument

L.A. considers making Playboy Mansion a historic monument

Hugh Hefner’s infamous Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills could be added to the list of Los Angeles' historic-cultural monuments.

The property was owned by Playboy Enterprises from 1971 until last year, although the magazine empire’s founder and owner, Hefner, lived there until his death Sept. 27. The property has taken on legendary status as the scene of luxurious parties and tales of debauchery, and as a popular celebrity hangout.

Hefner published the first issue of Playboy in December 1953, and it became the world’s largest-selling and most influential men’s magazine, spawning a number of successful global businesses, including nightclubs. The mansion was sold for $100 million...

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