RIP Hugh Hefner

They called him Hef. I only saw him twice when I worked at Playboy in Chicago back when Pam Anderson was queen. It was mostly women who worked there and my checks were signed by his daughter Christie who ran the empire. His first wife Millie worked there too. He was a lover of women. Made his fortune off them because he treasured them. He put them on a pedestal and treated them with respect. He launched careers, revived careers and unknowingly set me on my path in the magazine biz. Eventually, allowing me to move to NYC and live my dream. Thanks for giving that kid a much needed chance. RIP Hef. 💕❤️