Hugh Hefner. Picture: Instagram
Hugh Hefner. Picture: Instagram

Questionable taste and Playboy bunnies: Inside Hugh Hefner's boudoir

By Daily Mail foreign service Time of article published Nov 22, 2018

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London - With its unique blend of luxury and tackiness, it is the bedroom that could only have belonged to Hugh Hefner.

The tycoon’s boudoir in the Playboy mansion has been revealed ahead of an auction of his belongings, showing off where he entertained three wives and dozens of Playboy bunnies.

The questionable taste of the Playboy founder, who died last September aged 91, is on full display.

Hefner put a Betty Boop statue by the fireplace, a monster head above it and a painting of a nude woman above them both. One wall is covered with photos of himself with women.

Auctioneers Julien’s hope Hefner’s style will be a hit when dozens of his personal items go under the hammer on November 30 in Beverly Hills. Among the lots is a eight inch tall vintage painted ceramic ashtray with a female nude, valued at $75 to $150 (£59-78). 

His singular taste is apparent is a fishnet-stockinged lamp with a fringed shade, valued similarly. Furniture includes a carved oak chair valued at $400 to $600 and a tiger print sofa, valued at $1 500 to $2 000.

Others lots include his signature scarlet silk smoking jacket – a style also worn by third wife Crystal Harris – which is expected to reach between $3 000 and $5 000.

A selection of his captain’s hats is up for sale for between $300 and $500 and there is also a pair of his monogrammed scarlet Dunhill slippers, size nine-and-a-half, for $400 to $600.

Daily Mail

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