Hugh Hefner files: FBI releases files on 'Playboy' magazine founder

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
FBI releases files on Hugh Hefner
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The FBI has released its files on "Playboy" magazine founder Hugh Hefner.

The FBI released its files on "Playboy" founder and Chicago native Hugh Hefner on Monday.

Some of the files deal with what the FBI describes as "obscene material" published in the early days of the magazine. The FBI interviewed Hefner about the magazine.

Hefner was arrested at his Chicago home on obscenity charges in 1963 and acquitted by a jury.

Hefner published the first issue of "Playboy" in 1953. He died in 2017 of natural causes at age 91.

To see the files on Hefner released by FBI, click here.