TIL Hugh Hefner paid a Chicago calendar company $500 for a nude images of Marilyn Monroe. These photos launched Playboy in 1953 and helped to create the first edition of the famous magazine. Monroe never posed for Playboy and was never paid directly for the use of the images.

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I read that Marilyn was totally disgusted by what Hefner did and she spent the rest of her life avoiding Hefner. Hefner eventually bought the burial plot right next to Marilyn’s for $75,000 and he’s interred there now.

cyanide4suicide

Everyone thinks he’s iconic and super cool, but he’s actually just a fucking creepy, controlling, manipulative dude.

poopsoutofmydick

Once you sign your rights away to an image of you then things like this can happen

GenXRox

What a gross misogynistic pervert

hermanherbots

I remember the man who had the space above Monroe was buried upside down so he could be facing her. Later his widow sold the spot for a large sum of money and had his body removed.

OldWhoFan