entertainment for freedom

Roger Ebert:

So now I move on to a larger view of Hugh Hefner.

Hefner and Playboy have been around so long that not everyone remembers what America used to be like.

The fact is that sex made money for Hefner, and he used it to produce one of the best magazines in America.

He also spent money to free a man who faced a 50-year prison term for…fellatio.

Hefner’s Playboy Foundation fought for civil liberties in general. The cost for these activities came out of his profits, and that didn’t give him a moment’s pause.