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Season 1  "Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe"  1x1

Aired 5 years ago - Apr 07, 2017

The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy's first pin-up.

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Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 1
So, the entire magazine came to be
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 2
♪ That commands my heart to love you ♪
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 3
This morning a man is on trial in Chicago,
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 4
is taking things that previously were taboo
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 5
Just take your time.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 6
and my younger brother, Keith.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 7
and by cartooning his life...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 8
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 9
was Betty Conklin.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 10
So I turned to my favorite magazine for help... Esquire.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 11
The cartoons, the fiction, the fashion,
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 12
Her name was Millie Williams.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 13
at the University of Illinois...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 14
everything changed...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 15
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 16
and I was inspired to start voicing my own opinion.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 17
They hurt people. They're hypocritical.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 18
and her statistics
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 19
And um, we found we had a lot of the same attitudes.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 20
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 21
♪ Here in tears ♪
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 22
[Hugh Hefner] This was, after all, the 1950s.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 23
but I'd be working for my favorite magazine...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 24
[Hugh Hefner] They'd moved away from all the things
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 25
[Hugh Hefner] And while I loved being a father...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 26
[time clock clicks]
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 27
[patrons chattering]
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 28
♪ How good it feels ♪
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 29
I'd always been happiest being creative,
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 30
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 31
he actually created the magazine for himself.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 32
In the same way that Kinsey blew the cover
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 33
but I wanted to do more
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 34
[Hugh Hefner] I knew that there would be nothing that was
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 35
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 36
[both chuckling]
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 37
Time magazine was started with an initial investment
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 38
♪ My man called me this morning... ♪
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 39
I was going to make this happen.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 40
like Herman Miller and Eames.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 41
It's a lifestyle magazine with a full-color
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 42
[Stephen Martinez] Art Paul was ahead of his time.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 43
a corporate magazine.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 44
We just needed to find the perfect girl.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 45
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 46
[Hugh Hefner] I'd spent weeks looking for a cover girl...
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 47
[Hugh Hefner] She was the very pinnacle of sexuality.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 48
because she was the absolute perfect choice.
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 49
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 50
This is Marilyn Monroe we're talking about.

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Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 2
♪ That commands my heart to love you ♪
#2
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 3
This morning a man is on trial in Chicago,
#3
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 4
is taking things that previously were taboo
#4
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 5
Just take your time.
#5
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 6
and my younger brother, Keith.
#6
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 7
and by cartooning his life...
#7
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was Betty Conklin.
#9
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 10
So I turned to my favorite magazine for help... Esquire.
#10
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 11
The cartoons, the fiction, the fashion,
#11
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 12
Her name was Millie Williams.
#12
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 13
at the University of Illinois...
#13
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 14
everything changed...
#14
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and I was inspired to start voicing my own opinion.
#16
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 17
They hurt people. They're hypocritical.
#17
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 18
and her statistics
#18
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 19
And um, we found we had a lot of the same attitudes.
#19
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♪ Here in tears ♪
#21
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[Hugh Hefner] This was, after all, the 1950s.
#22
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but I'd be working for my favorite magazine...
#23
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 24
[Hugh Hefner] They'd moved away from all the things
#24
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 25
[Hugh Hefner] And while I loved being a father...
#25
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 26
[time clock clicks]
#26
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 27
[patrons chattering]
#27
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 28
♪ How good it feels ♪
#28
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 29
I'd always been happiest being creative,
#29
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he actually created the magazine for himself.
#31
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 32
In the same way that Kinsey blew the cover
#32
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 33
but I wanted to do more
#33
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 34
[Hugh Hefner] I knew that there would be nothing that was
#34
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[both chuckling]
#36
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Time magazine was started with an initial investment
#37
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 38
♪ My man called me this morning... ♪
#38
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 39
I was going to make this happen.
#39
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 40
like Herman Miller and Eames.
#40
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 41
It's a lifestyle magazine with a full-color
#41
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 42
[Stephen Martinez] Art Paul was ahead of his time.
#42
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 43
a corporate magazine.
#43
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 44
We just needed to find the perfect girl.
#44
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[Hugh Hefner] I'd spent weeks looking for a cover girl...
#46
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 47
[Hugh Hefner] She was the very pinnacle of sexuality.
#47
Recap of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 48
because she was the absolute perfect choice.
#48
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This is Marilyn Monroe we're talking about.
#50