PLAYBOY GEAR HEF-ER SO EXPENSIVE
A HOST of iconic possessions belonging to legendary Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner are set to go under the hammer.
His signature red smoking jacket, captain’s hat and personal bound collection of the saucy magazine are among the bits and pieces up for grabs at auction.
The live sale at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles on November 30 and December 1 is set to raise a five-figure windfall for charity.
The smoking jacket is valued at £3,800 while his set of Playboys is set to be the biggest money-spinner – and is expected to bring in more than £30,000.
Silk pyjamas, a first edition of The Great Gatsby, Playboy logo cufflinks, a clubcard, a passport and a pipe are also on the agenda.
The lothario died last September, aged 91.
The auction house said: “We celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the Playboy brand.
“Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organisations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies since 1964.” One of his daughter’s, Christie, 65, paid tribute to her dad.
She said: “My father lived an extraordinary life as a publishing and cultural pioneer and left a legacy his foundation will perpetuate.”