"American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" is a documentary series on Amazon that combines archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history.

The series begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights. With unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Playboy archives and Hefner's personal scrapbooks (which number more than 2,600 and constitute a Guinness World Record), American Playboy will be the Hugh Hefner story in his own words. The ninety-year-old Hefner has been deeply involved in the development and production of American Playboy, imbuing the series with rich first-person accounts and never-before-told stories.

"American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment and executive produced by Stephen David ("The Men Who Built America," "The World Wars," "The Making of the Mob," "The American West"), Peter Jaysen ("You Me Her") and Dick Rosenzweig ("The House Bunny," "The Playboy Club") with co-executive producers Shirley Escott ("Shadow of Doubt," "The Making of the Mob: New York") and Tim Kelly ("NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed," "American Genius").


Network: Amazon
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 7, 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Stephen David Entertainment
Alta Loma Entertainment

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