People magazine says it landed the last interview with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner — an 1,100-word Q&A dating to March 2016.

The sexual revolution icon let it all hang out. He revealed why he wore those heavy red robes.

“It was comfortable and then I knew I was getting away with something,” Hefner said 18 months before his death Wednesday. “It was good for the image and good for a lazy guy.”

And that famous “grotto” at the Playboy Mansion?

“By the time I walked the property, I knew pretty much what I was going to do,” he said. “The back yard was flat and it had nothing special going on. It didn’t have a tennis court and it didn’t have a swimming pool.

“But because of that, I was able to do something special. I had a miniature version of the grotto in Chicago in the indoor pool in Chicago. Behind a waterfall was a little cave. The pool parties started in Chicago.

“I don’t swim! I wade.”

And the reason why he changed the magazine’s name from Stag Party to Playboy?

“I got this letter from a New York law firm who represented Stag Magazine. They considered the name Stag Party an infringement on their title,” he told People.

But the first magazine, in 1953, was going to print the following week. What to do?

“The word Playboy [wasn’t] used very much anymore,” Hefner said. “It [made] you think of the 20s. I wanted an animal symbol. When it was Stag Party it was a stag and then it morphed into a rabbit. The bow tie made it elegant.”

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