The Icon - Winter 2018 Edition

The legend of Hugh Hefner and the history of the Playboy brand are readily associated with the burgeoning sexual revolution of the 1960s and leading the charge for civil rights and free speech for all, not to mention historic parties at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. While Hefner promoted the freedom to have a great time, he was considered one of the 20th Century’s greatest editors and publishers. Since Hefner founded the magazine in 1953, the pages of Playboy have welcomed some of the most provocative authors in the world, including Ian Fleming, Margaret Atwood, Norman Mailer and Jack Kerouac. It cannot be denied that Playboy provided a forum for thought-producing conversation and debate that remains unmatched. Hefner’s staunch defense of civil rights, unshakeable belief in freedom of speech and equal rights for all Americans would continue throughout his life and be illustrated by his actions. In 1979, the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards were established to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to protect American’s First Amendment rights, and they continue to this day. Contributing to Hugh Hefner’s legacy of philanthropy, 100% of the proceeds from the December 2018 auction will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, created in 1964 to support organizations that advocate and defend civil rights and liberties. 467 HUGH HEFNER COLLEGE TYPEWRITER WITH CASE AND BOOK A vintage Underwood Standard Portable Four Bank Keyboard typewriter, serial number 472072. A warranty label inside the case reads “Hugh M. Hefner/ 1303 W. University Ave. Urbana.” This was also the typewriter Hefner used to create the first issue of Playboy magazine. Accompanied by a copy of The Playboy Book: Fifty Years, (Los Angeles: Taschen, 2007). 5 1/2 by 12 1/2 by 12 inches Estimate: $2,000-4,000 477 HUGH HEFNER LeROY NEIMAN PORTRAIT An ink and watercolor and gouache drawing on paper portrait of Hugh Hefner with a Femlin on his shoulder. The Femlin, an amalgam of the words “female” and “gremlin,” was created by LeRoy Neiman at the request of Hugh Hefner for the Party Jokes page of Playboy magazine in 1955, and has appeared in every issue since. Signed “LeRoy," lower right 15 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, framed Estimate: $10,000-20,000 8630 Hayden Place, Culver City, California 90232 | Phone: 310-836-1818 | Fax: 310-742-0155 P R O P E R T Y F R O M T H E C O L L E C T I O N O F N O V E M B E R 3 0 & D E C E M B E R 1 , 2 0 1 8 | L O S A N G E L E S , C A