Why did the FBI keep interviewing and surveilling Hugh Hefner?

The FBI has released its files on Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and he was apparently interviewed by the law enforcement agency multiple times.

Yeah, they probably just hated going to the Playboy Mansion and putting him under surveillance.

15 Comments on Why did the FBI keep interviewing and surveilling Hugh Hefner?

  1. I don’t know, there is a lot to admire about Hefner. He is the embodiment of the American dream. He put up his own money on an idea that had never been tried before. He created a magazine, an empire actually (magazine, clubs, tv shows) from ideas he held that by standards of the time were truly revolutionary. He made it cool to actually talk about sex, for women to enjoy sex and was one of the first men to recognize women’s rights. His attitudes about pot legalization, civil rights, and the Vietnam war made him an easy target, that and he would hang around with real time radicals; JD Salanger, Pete Seeger, Gore Vidal, Sammy Davis Jr, just to name a few.

    His magazine also furthered a love of reading for me, each edition had a short fiction section for up and coming authors. I first read “A Sound Of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury in Playboy and was blown away.

  2. Word on the street is that he had a huge stash of photos and videos of the rich and famous stored in the mansion. If you visited, you were compromised.

    FBI was just dipping into the pool to leverage assets.

  3. White male enjoying life. Our leftist/feminist culture sees that as wrong and evil. They won’t stop until white males are as miserable as they are

  4. “I’ll need to interview some of your Playmates.”

    “Okay, fine, that can be arranged.”

    “What do you want to know?”

    “Just the facts, Ma’am.



  5. I agree with Rich Taylor – Playboy inspired a love of reading for me. Yep – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    (To be fair, Playboy did have some fine reading. It just took me a while to get to the articles).

  6. Never read one word in a playboy. Pretty sure I haven’t opened one in more than 40 years…….
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  7. Ah, could it have been the view? On the way to and back from the interview room, and the surveillance videos. Nah, probably not. Back then they were all Joe Fridays weren’t they?

    However. It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true – I did a lot of reading.

  8. Hefner said there was no place in the secular world for the idea of sin. That was his attitude in a nutshell.

  9. It was due to J Edger’s personnel interests in “nutshells” to threaten and blackmail with.
    Decades later Bill Gates won all his litigation having more Sh*t on politicians than J Edgar ever had.
    At the same time, F’ Steve Jobs, cheap prick he was. Could have had it all,,,

  10. There’s one thing you can’t take away from Hef. When he died there was nobody who could say, “He’s in a better place”.


  11. He also subsidized Alfred Kinsey…you know, the pervert who told the world that pedophilia and rape are mainstream. You know, the pervert who paid fathers to molest their babies and record the babies and older kids reaction and climaxing time. Yep, Heffner was quite the man alright. He was nothing more than a pimp with a “cover” of scant literary offerings to make things appear all legitimate.

  12. Anyone ever seen the Left or feminists excoriate Hefner for any reason? Maybe I missed it but I never have.


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