"I WANT TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY IN WHICH PEOPLE CAN VOICE

UNPOPULAR OPINIONS, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT, AS A RESULT

OF THAT, A SOCIETY GROWS AND MATURES."

-Hugh M. Hefner

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FIRST AMENDMENT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2020 WINNERS

Gathering virtually for the 40th anniversary of the First Amendment Awards, the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation will honor eight individuals who have taken outstanding action to protect and enhance First Amendment rights. Now more than ever, it's critical to recognize these brave defenders of our right to free speech. 

THE 2019 FIRST AMENDMENT AWARDS

The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation celebrated seven individuals in 2019, including students, authors, an epidemiologist and two renowned attorneys. The winners (L to R): Dr. George Luber, Grace Marion, Floyd Abrams, Christie Hefner (Foundation President), Christian Bales, Ted Boutrous, and Greg Lukianoff. Not pictured: Jonathan Haidt. 

HEF'S TYPEWRITERS ON DISPLAY

Hef's 1963 Royal Empress typewriter is currently on display at The American Writers Museum in Chicago. AWM live streamed a virtual tour of their "Tools of the Trade" exhibit, which you can view on YouTube Live. Hef's Underwood Standard was also recently featured at a University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign (his alma mater) exhibition. 

FILM & TELEVISION PROJECTS

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon Original)   |   1:37

A fascinating docuseries chronicling Playboy magazine's charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, and his impact on global culture. Told from his unique perspective with never-before-seen footage from his private archive, discover the captivating story about the man behind the bunny.  VIEW MORE

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NEWSEUM'S 2017 FREE EXPRESSION AWARDS

Hef and Christie were honored at the Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Awards, which recognizes those who work to defend and promote our First Amendment rights. They received the Free Expression Award in the Arts & Entertainment category.

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HUGH HEFNER TRIBUTES

Hef's legacy is a life lived openly, honestly, and in defense of all Americans - regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual proclivity. His civil rights activism, women's rights advocacy, and dedication to upholding the First Amendment was reported on extensively following his death.

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