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2012-04-25 03:35:22 GMT2012-04-25 11:35:22(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Hugh Hefner, founder and chairman of the Playboy Enterprises, Inc., is pictured amid a group of Bunnies, at the flagship Playboy Club, in Chicago, Ill., circa 1960. (AP Photo)

Publisher Hugh Hefner looks over proof sheets for his magazine Playboy, in Chicago, Ill., on June 20, 1961. Circulation of his glamor magazine has grown to 1, 200 00 copies since he started publication in 1953. (AP Photo)

Publisher Hugh Hefner looks over proof sheets for his magazine Playboy, in Chicago, Ill., on June 20, 1961. Circulation of his glamor magazine has grown to 1, 200 00 copies since he started publication in 1953. (AP Photo)

Hugh Hefner, publisher and owner of Playboy Magazine, and his girlfriend Barbara Benton, 19-year-old coed turned actress, are surrounded by Bunny Girls at the Playboy Club in London, on September 5, 1969. (AP Photo)

Hugh Hefner, second from left, poses in front of his five and a half million dollar black jet plane with unidentified Playboy Bunnies, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1970, Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

Hugh Hefner, founder and chairman of the Playboy Enterprises, Inc., is pictured amid a group of Bunnies, at the flagship Playboy Club, in Chicago, Ill., circa 1960. (AP Photo) Publisher Hugh Hefner looks over proof sheets for his magazine Playboy, in Chicago, Ill., on June 20, 1961. Circulation of his glamor magazine has grown to 1, 200 00 copies since he started publication in 1953. (AP Photo) Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner poses with "bunny-girl" hostess Bonnie J. Halpin at Hefner's nightclub in Chicago, Ill., on June 20, 1961. (AP Photo) Playing at having fun, Hugh Hefner, center, rescues one of the swimmers in the indoor pool of his $400,000 apartment, June 20, 1961, Chicago, Ill. The wealthy young publisher doesnt do much swimming in the pool himself. Surrounded by everything for a playboys dream life, Hefner doesnt fit into the image his magazine has created. The women are unidentified. (AP Photo/ Edward Kitch) Hugh Hefner, publisher and owner of Playboy Magazine, and his girlfriend Barbara Benton, 19-year-old coed turned actress, are surrounded by Bunny Girls at the Playboy Club in London, on September 5, 1969. (AP Photo) Hugh Hefner, second from left, poses in front of his five and a half million dollar black jet plane with unidentified Playboy Bunnies, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1970, Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch) Seated in rear-of-plane bedroom, Hugh Hefner, the old bunny master himself, fiddles with communications system on newly created jet, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1970, Chicago, Ill. Dubbed the Hare Jet, $5,500,000 plane was given press view before taking Playboy promoter amid plush interiors to Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch) Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, right, arrives with film director Roman Polanski, left, Aug. 21, 1970, Paris, France. The woman is unidentified. (AP Photo/ Michel Lipchitz) Hugh Hefner and a girl dancing at The Playboy Mansion In Beverly Hills, 1981. (Photo By Julian Wasser/Getty Images)

In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner poses for a photograph at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has official bid Chicago goodbye. Hefner penned a column for the Chicago Tribune thanking the city where he began the magazine in the early 1950s. Playboy closed its Chicago offices as part of a plan to consolidate in Los Angeles, where Hefner has lived for decades.

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