She was, Harris insisted, in love with Hefner when she accepted his proposal, but she just wasn't that physically attracted to him."Crystal lied about our relationship on Howard Stern but I don't know why. "I'm sorry." That October, she put her ,000 diamond ring (which Hef had insisted she keep) up for auction at Christie's, where it sold for about half of its estimated value., Hefner told his male coterie of Movie Night pals, "If I ever try to get married again, shoot me."Meanwhile, Hefner never bothered to take down a portrait of him with Crystal, painted by former Playmate Victoria Fuller, that had been hanging prominently in the mansion. 31, 2012, in an intimate ceremony at The Playboy Mansion."When the wedding didn't work out the first time, it was because of me," Harris told afterward.There it still was in June 2012 when the two reconciled and revealed that their engagement was back on. "I needed to explore out there and take the time away [from Hef and the Mansion].

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"I think the real problems began a couple of months before the wedding was set, when we were talking about"—Hefner cleared his throat—"when the lawyers got into it, when we were talking about the prenup and etcetera.

And we went to London five or six weeks before and things did not seem quite the way they ought to be."Leading up to their wedding day, "something was definitely not right, but I didn't see it coming," as far as Crystal walking out.

What would be considered unusual almost anywhere else—women walking around in fishnets and bunny ears, a pajama-centric dress code, multiple twentysomethings sharing an octogenarian boyfriend—was the usual at The Playboy Mansion.

But the infamous residence's owner, Hugh Hefner, who died yesterday at the age of 91, wasn't exactly aiming for ordinary.

Not that -hidden-under-the-bed trope was a reality.

But ultimately, Hugh Hefner was hardly the first idealistic visionary to create something that was more than the sum of its parts, but was also simultaneously misinterpreted or misappropriated by those who never saw nuance between those pages.

I ought to be single."He explained that he had told Harris that, if she was having doubts, he was fine calling off the wedding, but he was surprised to find her gone for good after she had wandered off just as weekly Sunday Movie Night at The Playboy Mansion had gotten underway.

She told him she had gone to stay with her mother in San Diego, but Hef was skeptical, not having been able to reach her there."I think an argument could be made that she took me for a ride," Hefner nodded.

The founder, whose passing marks the true end of an era that was already winding down as the tenets preached by the veritable man-bible were increasingly objected to, leaves a complicated legacy behind—as evidenced by the instant outpouring of appreciations laced with other, more pointed commentary about the man, the myth and the magazine. "Befitting his progressive outlook, Hefner also championed diversity, both in his magazine and in life, and was a deep-pocketed supporter of the civil rights movement and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH coalition.