Playboy and Fahrenheit 451: A Program with Christie Hefner
Former Chairman, CEO Playboy Enterprises Christie Hefner talks about the landmark publication and its influence, in particular in relation to Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451. This program will take place via Zoom. Register for the program here.
In 1954, when Playboy magazine was in its infancy, it published a three-part serialized novel about the perils of censorship and the seductive lure of anti-intellectual movements. The magazine introduced thousands of readers unfamiliar with science fiction to the genre’s masterwork and helped make Fahrenheit 451 a classic.
This program is made possible by NEA Big Read. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The American Writers Museum is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and December 2021. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.