While many recognize that his legacy -- for good and for bad -- is a complicated one, the Playboy founder was often a fount of positivity when it came to his outlook on life and his thoughts on emotional and professional success.
As a reflection on the publishing magnate's life and personal philosophy, we're looking back at some of his greatest quotes and pearls of wisdom from his many Et interviews over the past decades.
Hugh Hefner and then-girlfriend Barbi Benton with a group of Bunny Girls at his London Playboy Club in Park Lane in 1969.
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On the Importance of Enjoying Your Life:
"I think we should live every life or every day of your life with great anticipation
Recent news suggests that Amazon Studios has been told to stop messing around with F. Scott Fitzgerald and go get some George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones-type action. In other words, Jeff Bezos, the head of all of Amazon, is asking Roy Price, the head of the TV and movie division, to go in the backyard and lasso that unicorn over by the gerbera daisies.
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Amazon's expensive series The Last Tycoon, starring Matt Bomer, has been cancelled after one season...
There's some unfortunate news for viewers who have recently made their way through the first season of Amazon's The Last Tycoon, we're afraid - plans to continue the series have been ditched.
Confirmation of the series' cancellation has arrived hot on the heels of last week's revelation from the retail giant and streaming service that they'd reversed their decision to renew Z: The Beginning Of Everything.
The Last Tycoon was based on author F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel of the same name, and starred Matt Bomer (Magic Mike), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Lily Collins (To The Bone).
Amazon are on a bit of a cancellation spree at the moment, nixing shows with low ratings to concentrate on spending their cash more wisely on projects that might be bigger hits. It's a
Based on the unfinished novel of the same name by Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon revolved around the 1930s Hollywood studio system, and starred Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and LIly Collins.
Meanwhile, having previously given the go ahead to a second season of Z: The Beginning of Everything (and spending $7 million during pre-production), the streaming service also opted to pull the plug on the Christina Ricci-headlined show, which based on the life of Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.
Apparently, Amazon is tightening its belt and shifting its focus as it continues to search for a large-scale hit.
Fitzgerald may be one of America's premier authors, but his small-screen intrigue is clearly not as enduring as his novels.
Last week, Amazon announced its decision to cancel Z: The Beginning of Everything, a period drama that followed him and Zelda Sayre
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The Last Tycoon was released on July 28 to mixed reviews. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the hour-long drama took viewers back to the glory days of Hollywood, as golden boy Monroe Stahr (Bomer) battled his father figure (Frasier‘s Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) and Rosemarie DeWitt (United States of Tara) co-starred.
Amazon Studios scrapped plans for a second season of another Fitzgerald drama, “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” starring Christina Ricci, just a couple of days ago. Both cancellations seem to reflect a sea change at Amazon Studios, one mandated by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Variety broke the news on Friday night that Bezos is pushing Amazon Studios toward a massive strategy shift, looking for the streaming service to find its own global hit like “Game of Thrones.” In an interview, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price said they’re looking for “big shows that can make the biggest difference around the world.”
News also broke Friday of a slew of orders Amazon Studios has made to reflect that broad, global appeal. The streaming service gave series orders to a drama from Wong Kar-wai
The decision arrives days after the retail giant/streamer made an about face and canceled another Fitzgerald drama, the previously renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as the author's wife, Zelda Fitzgerald.
Amazon had spent roughly $7 million during pre-production on the scrapped season of Z. The cancellations come as what sources say is larger belt-tightening going on at Amazon as the outlet looks for a large-scale hit.
The streamer is now beginning to rack up a series of one-and-done shows, with...
That’s the word that has the creative community buzzing this week about a major strategy shift underway for Amazon Studios’ original series efforts.
The CEO of the e-commerce giant is said to have tasked Amazon Studios chief Roy Price with honing the focus on high-end drama series with global appeal. Amazon’s decision this week to scrap plans for a second season of period drama “Z: The Beginning of Everything” reflects the new marching orders.
On Friday, Amazon confirmed five new projects — series greenlights for a period drama from Paul Attanasio and Wong Kar-wai and a comedy starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph; two comedy pilots; and a Seth Rogen-produced comic book adaptation eyed as a straight-to-series order — that reflect the drive to find shows that deliver sizzle in the water-cooler environs of social media and can travel around the world.
Amazon have now cancelled their Zelda Fitzgerald series Z, starring Christina Ricci, after previously announcing its renewal...
Amazon has cancelled Z: The Beginning Of Everything, starring Christina Ricci, after the series had previously been greenlit for a season 2.
The initial renewal was a bit of surprise, given the lack of buzz around the first season of the Zelda Fitzgerald series, but it's even more of a surprise when considering that the Z writers' room had already started meeting for season 2 and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a reported $7 million had already been spent on a second season.
As the THR article notes, the renewal came shortly after the publishing of a Vox article on the apparent "sexist loophole" in Amazon Studios straight-to-series practices, while the subsequent cancellation comes in the wake of Amazon's rumoured decision to scale back its spending on original series heading into
The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier named F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin), setting off one of the most famous romances of the twentieth century. It is based on the novel “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Therese Anne Fowler.
The series also starred Jamie Anne Allman, David Strathairn, Corey Cott, Jordan Dean, Natalie Knepp, Christina Bennett Lind, and Holly Curran. Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin created the series and served as executive producers. Ricci, Pamela Koffler, and Christine Vachon also executive produced, with Fowler producing.
The show received mix reviews upon its release back in January. It currently holds a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety
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