American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

Season 1

Apr 7, 2017

Season 1 of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story was released on April 7 and consists of 10 episodes.

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1: Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe
Apr 7, 2017
The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy's first pin-up.
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2: Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door
Apr 7, 2017
Hugh Hefner convinces his new subscription manager to pose as the magazine's first centerfold and "the girl next door" becomes Playboy's formula for success.
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3: Becoming Mr. Playboy
Apr 7, 2017
During the mid-1950s, Hugh Hefner and Playboy gain national success, giving Hefner an opportunity to speak out about social issues while enjoying the perks of being Mr. Playboy.
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4: Members Only: The Playboy Club
Apr 7, 2017
To bring Playboy's bachelor lifestyle to the public, Hugh Hefner opens the Playboy Club in Chicago and creates the perfect nightlife hostess - the bunny.
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5: The Playboy Interview
Apr 7, 2017
Hugh Hefner creates the Playboy Interview, giving a platform to cultural leaders to discuss pressing social issues, and publishes a controversial interview with Malcolm X.
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6: Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns
Apr 7, 2017
Hefner becomes addicted to an amphetamine drug that lets him work around the clock, using the pages of the magazine to fight for civil rights and ultimately publish what would become Martin Luther King Jr's final written words.
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7: Below the Belt: Playboy and the Public Wars
Apr 7, 2017
While Hugh Hefner finds love and success in Hollywood, Playboy fights Penthouse in the pubic wars.
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8: Sex, Drugs and DEA Investigations
Apr 7, 2017
Hugh Hefner's secretary and close friend, Bobbie Arnstein, finds herself at the center of a conspiracy to take down the Playboy empire and her loyalty to Hefner proves deadly.
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9: Down the Rabbit Hole: The Dorothy Stratten Murder
Apr 7, 2017
After the death of Bobbie Arnstein, Hugh Hefner retreats permanently to his Los Angeles mansion, only to face the murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten.
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10: My Way
Apr 7, 2017
With Playboy on the brink of bankruptcy, Hefner sacrifices friends and leans on family to secure the brand's future.
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