Christie Hefner talks to the Tribune about leaving Playboy

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Christie Hefner on Monday announced plans to end her 20-year tenure as chief executive of Chicago's Playboy Enterprises ,and pursue other work in public-service and non-profit ventures.
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JimmyJam

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Good for Christie! I wish her well.
Matt

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Dec 8, 2008
 
trafficjam wrote:
Her legacy is running a company that produces pornography into the ground. Some accomplishment. What's the charity she's going to run - a home for ex-playmates who've been groped and exploited by her pathetic father?
Good riddance to them both - move the HQ to La La Land where it belongs with all the other useless garbage.
Geez, you must not have much fun. I happen to like women...particularly attractive naked women. YIPPE!
CALHOUN

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Really, who cares. Hef sits in bed with 3 boneheads sporting large ta-ta's. big deal. what about your souls, Christy & Hef. You got the 25 million-why don't you just spend the rest of your lives in luxury & wait for judgement.
Gimme a break

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Dec 8, 2008
 
There's nothing to be ashamed of. Good for Christie Hefner.
If you do not like the magazine do not buy it. As for exploitation of women: grown women are making the decision to pose for the magazine, good for them if they can profit from their good looks...and yes I am a feminist.
Joe

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Dec 8, 2008
 
If Jesus were here today, he would have a Playboy keychain.

“Optometrist Extrordinaire”

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Dec 8, 2008
 
When Hef became the age of his girlfriends' fathers, that was a little sick. Now that Hef is the age of their grandfathers...that's really sick.

IF Hef had quit 20 years ago and got out of the public eye, Christie would have had a fighting chance. But, even though she is a woman, she has to deal with that terrible disease known as "S.O.B." disease. That disease, also known as "son-of-the-boss" disease, can influence every single moment of the junior generation's life experience. No matter how great she was, someone would always discount her ability as simply a gift from her old man. Sigh
Mr Jones

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Actually, I was kind of surprised to hear that Playboy still existed. It seems like a relic from the past, like Life magazine; like marshmallows in Jello; like Magnum P.I. One thing I remember about the Playboy Advisor was that there was always one question about stereos, one question about alcoholic beverages, one question about cars, and one question about how to have sex with a woman, which always made it seem like women were consumer products like stereos, alcohol, and cars. Even to a young man like me, that seemed really creepy and took the fun out of what I had hoped would have been a more significant experience.
Grouchy Conservative

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Playboy was once a real man's magazine. In an issue from the late 1960's on my bookshelf there are letters to the editor from Sam Yorty and Robert F. Kennedy. The first time I read about McIntosh stereo equipment (the 1600) was in Playboy.
It ain't what it used to be. Personally I prefer the real women with curves whom used to grace the pages of Playboy. Those gals were real and probably weighed about 135 or 145. Now they have scrawny girls with store bought headlights. Ah, the good ol' days. To see Devona Wolfe on a cover, my, my, my.

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Twenty years as the head of a company is a long tenure for any CEO, though not having a Hefner in control of the legendary Playboy empire seems to lessen the brand just a tad. Christie Hefner has been a wonderful boost to Chicago's famed publishing industry, and I wish her the best of future success.
john williams

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Dec 8, 2008
 
she was never the man her father was
Wayne Campbell

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Party on, Christie!
Just the Facts

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Dec 8, 2008
 
Hef should go into hiding and let someone about 50 years younger be the icon for the empire. Even though I envy Hef, he is way past his prime and is more of a liability to the organization than a benefit.

As for Christie, she is intellegent, spoke well, and did not look like an idiot when representing the organization.
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#21
Dec 8, 2008
 
Hef always knew and still does know how to pick them. The PB Playmates, not just the PB Models or other trash you see on My Space that I find pathetic. They look like glorified strippers and most are. The girls that make the centerfold have all been of high quality. I'm old so haven't looked at the mag since the 70's, however the girls that I do see featured elsewhere sometime still have that special PB Playmate look...Also the commenters about the girls being exploited is mostly BS. They are all willing participates and would kill to be that centerfold. It's been a career maker for many girls.
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Dec 8, 2008
 
Just the Facts wrote:
Hef should go into hiding and let someone about 50 years younger be the icon for the empire. Even though I envy Hef, he is way past his prime and is more of a liability to the organization than a benefit.
As for Christie, she is intellegent, spoke well, and did not look like an idiot when representing the organization.
When I watch "Girls Next Door" I think of "Weekend at Bernie's" only difference is three women are dragging the dead looking guy around.
what crap

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Dec 8, 2008
 
I think she should have to pose nude before she leaves !!!
Porn is Immoral

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Dec 8, 2008
 
I hope Playboy goes under. Porn tears at the moral fiber of this country. Playboy is an abomination!
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Dec 8, 2008
 
Yeah come on seriously Playboy, Hooters, Twin Peaks, porn and all that other stuff soils so-called "American values". It's sad and sinful, I feel sorry for those women with such low self-esteem as to participate in that behavior. Sad sad sad. Seems Cindy is gaining a moral/guilty conscious....non-profit, really?! I would pat her on the back...but she's still going to hold shares in the company.
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Dec 8, 2008
 
Right on Jenny58
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Dec 8, 2008
 
CALHOUN wrote:
Really, who cares. Hef sits in bed with 3 boneheads sporting large ta-ta's. big deal. what about your souls, Christy & Hef. You got the 25 million-why don't you just spend the rest of your lives in luxury & wait for judgement.
Amen! They have no idea what's coming.
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Dec 8, 2008
 
Joe: What you said about Jesus is blasphemy. You obviously don't know Jesus. I hope Playboy goes out of business because it provides pornography. The idea of an old man living with 3 women young enough to be his granddaughters is sickening! Pornography destroys society and souls. A "family business"? Oh, please!!! We are not talking about a bakery, dentistry, or jewelry. This is smut. It is a cancer on society!

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