Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Reinforced The Idea That Great Literature Is A Male Interest – HuffPost
Playboyâ€™s longtime fiction editor, Alice K. Turner, once recalled, in an interview, Hefnerâ€™s speech at an anniversary celebration. To the past models invited to the event, he said, â€œI want you to know that I owe it all to you. Without you, I would have had nothing but a … literary magazine.â€ And thatâ€™s hardly what he was going for. In a 1985 Interview Magazine feature, he was asked about his favorite book. â€œMy favorite movie would be very easy to talk about,â€ he replied, adding, â€œI have always been very visually oriented.â€
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