Throughout the world, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazines have become a household name. It’s plausible to presume that this political activist and philanthropist’s journal had a similar focus on sexual liberation and free speech because of his work on these issues.
It is hard to believe that Hefner enlisted in the military right after graduating high school, considering his well-known character. Artworks he created while serving as an infantry clerk were published in US Army journals, boosting the morale of his fellow soldiers. For the most part, his cartoons were really amusing to read, and it’s possible that they inspired him to start the Playboy publications. He was honourably discharged from the military in 1946.