Inside Hugh Hefner’s world: Tycoon’s belongings to go on sale

Inside Hugh Hefner's world: Tycoon's belongings to go on sale

An perception into the weird, some may say cheesy, tastes of the late Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has been revealed forward of an public sale of his belongings.

The whole lot from a Betty Boo statue, Herman Munster bust, a fishnet leg lamp and his well-known sailor cap are to go underneath the hammer.

Among the many objects to be bought on the public sale in Beverly Hills on 30 November are:

:: Hefner’s private set of sure volumes of Playboy journal which is anticipated to go for between $20,000 and $40,000 (£15,000-30,000).

:: A classic 1946 coin-operated Wurlitzer jukebox programmed by Hefner from his recreation home containing 24 unique 78 rpm document albums by artists resembling Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Johnny Mercer, Lena Horne and others. It’s anticipated to fetch between $10,000 and $20,000 (£7,500-£15,500)

:: A customized 1974 Monopoly board recreation that features a pipe smoking Hefner and a Playboy Bunny, amongst different Mansion regulars, customized Hefner Monopoly cash, homes, inns, playing cards and extra in a customized picket field marked ‘Monopoly Components for HMH’ valued at $6,000-$eight,000 (£four,000-6,000)
:: A bespoke smoking jacket valued at $three,000-$5,000 (£2,300-£three,800) – and silk pyjamas price between $1,000-$2,000 (£780-£1,550)

:: Hefner’s private copy of the primary situation of Playboy journal in 1953 that includes Marilyn Monroe on the duvet. It’s mentioned to be price between $three,000-$5,000 (£2,300-£three,890)

:: A spread of furnishings features a carved oak chair valued at $400 to $600 (£313-£469) and a tiger print couch, valued at $1,500 to $2,000 (£1,174-£1,565).
The tycoon’s boudoir within the Playboy Mansion has been revealed forward of the public sale and exhibits a wall coated in photographs of him and numerous girls.

Martin Nolan, director of Julien’s Auctions which is organising the sale, mentioned: “Julien’s Auctions is honoured to current this extraordinary public sale occasion that celebrates popular culture icon Hugh Hefner, whose life and legacy really embodied the American dream.”

Cash raised from the public sale will go to the Hugh M Hefner Basis which was established in 1964 to assist civil rights and civil liberties, with particular emphasis on First Modification rights and “rational” intercourse and drug insurance policies.
Christie Hefner, president of the HMH Basis, mentioned: “Whether or not it was constructing his firm into some of the recognisable world manufacturers in historical past or standing up for social, sexual and civil rights causes, my father lived a rare life as a publishing, social and cultural pioneer and left a legacy that his basis will perpetuate.

“We’re very proud to announce that 100% of the public sale proceeds will profit the muse that works to advance his life’s dedication to particular person rights in a free society.”
Hefner died in September 2017, aged 91.

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