The latest batch of Hugh Hefner’s treasured possessions to be unveiled as auction items include his famous pipe, Playboy branded slippers and his trademark red dressing gown.
The items to be sold off for charity also include the late publisher’s cashmere sport coat, a carved briar pipe with custom Playboy Bunny logo and Playboy rabbit head symbol slippers.
One of the more bizarre pieces in the collection is a black patina bronze statue of Farrah Fawcett’s torso, presumed to be made by the actress.
He also had a canceled United States passport issued on April 9, 1976, as well as a more recent travel document.
Late Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s black and silver patterned robe with green silk lining is displayed as part of Julien’s Auctions upcoming sale of his belongings in Beverly Hills, California
A painted resin statuette of a Playboy bunny with a drink on the tray from the collection of late Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner
One of the items includes a black patina bronze statue of Farrah Fawcett’s torso, presumed to be made by the actress and given to Hefner
Hefner’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star from his mansion is one of hundreds of items displayed as part of the auction lots
A white captain’s hat and Gucci sunglasses, a painted resin statuette of a Playboy Bunny, his master bedroom comforter, plus the magazine mogul’s slippers and bespoke red silk pajamas are all up for sale.
A pair of bespoke Dunhill slippers with gold thread embroidered ‘HMH’ monogram with quilted red satin insoles and his collection of damask smoking jackets are also to be lots.
Hefner’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star from his mansion will also be auctioned off at the end of the month.
With its unique blend of luxury and tackiness, it is the bedroom that could only have belonged to 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.
Hugh Hefner’s bespoke red silk pajamas are displayed. Items from the personal collection of the American publishing icon will be sold at auction November 30 to December 1
Hefner’s bespoke smoking jacket (right) and other clothing items including a white jacket and a black satin dressing gown
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s Playboy rabbit head symbol slippers (left) and carved briar pipe with custom Playboy Bunny logo (right)
Hef had an array of different slippers and footwear, which will be auctioned off as part of the sale in Beverly Hills, California
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.
Hugh Hefner’s master bedroom at his Playboy mansion in Beverly Hills includes many of the trinkets he collected over his long-life in publishing
Hugh Hefner and wife Crystal Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. All his belongings are to be sold at auction at the end of the month
As well as bespoke clothing, Hef also had designer Gucci sunglasses and a white captain hat which will all be sold for charity
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s scarlet silk damask smoking jacket with shawl collar which will be auctioned at the end of the month
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 (£313-469) and a tiger print sofa, valued at $1,500 to $2,000 (£1,174-£1,565).
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 (£2,348-£3,913).
A selection of his captain’s hats is up for sale for between $300 and $500 (£234-391) and there is also a pair of his monogrammed scarlet Dunhill slippers, size nine-and-a-half, for $400 to $600 (£313-469).
A painted resin statuette of a Playboy bunny. 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
Hugh Hefner’s master bedroom comforter with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. The auction also features Hefner’s first edition copy of Playboy magazine which has her on the front
Hef’s personalized damask smoking jacket. His signature tailoring will also be on sale, including his bespoke smoking jacket, worth $5,000 and his silk pajamas, which are valued at $2,000
This eight-and-a-half inch vintage painted ceramic ashtray of a naked woman is expected to fetch between $75 to $150
Hef’s 44-inch fishnet stocking leg lamp in high heels which sat in his mater bedroom is thought to be worth between $100 to $200
His carved briar pipe with custom Playboy bunny logo. Hefner’s complete personal set of bound Playboy volumes is anticipated to be the most lucrative sale, with estimates at $40,000.
Hefner’s first edition copy of Playboy magazine was discovered earlier this month after 65 years and is set to make thousands for charity.
The 1953 publication, which famously featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover, has recently been unearthed by the late publisher’s children, following his death last year.
They have decided to sell the rare magazine along with a number of his other possessions to raise money for charity.
A visitor photographs a portrait of late Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner and other items displayed as part of Julien’s Auctions upcoming sale
Hefner’s cashmere sport coat and Playboy covers shirt. Hefner, who was extremely well read, also owned a first edition copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ and large folio volumes of Slavador Dali’s ‘Biblia Sacra’, worth more than $15,000
United States passports issued to Hugh Hefner, one from April 9, 1976, as well as a more recent travel document
Late Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star from his mansion is displayed as part of Julien’s Auctions upcoming sale of his belongings
Hefner’s personal copy of the first issue of Playboy magazine which featured featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover in 1953, it has an estimated value of $3,000-$5,000
Hef’s personalized Dunhill slippers with gold thread embroidered “HMH” monogram and quilted red satin insoles
Hefner’s famous sailor cap will also be on sale, along with his Playboy logo cuff links and carved briar pipe also featuring a Playboy logo
Hefner’s signature red smoking jacket which is expected to fetch up to $5,000
The first edition is to go under the hammer with Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles who are expecting offers up to $5,000.
The magazine remains in fantastic condition and depicts a smiling Monroe in a revealing black dress on its cover.
It cost just 50 cent to buy at the time and boasts on the cover that the publication offers the ‘famous Marilyn Monroe nude’ in full colour for the first time in any magazine.
The infamous Monroe nude which sold out in 1953 when the screen siren was at the peak of her fame
The auction will take place on November 30 and December 1 at Julien’s Auctions with all proceeds going to the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation
The first centrefold: a Monroe print from the 1953 first edition will also be on sale in the vast collection. The first edition copy of Playboy magazine that belonged to Hugh Hefner was uncovered after 65 years
Chauvinistic: Showing the times that were 1953, the magazine’s introduction says: ‘If you’re somebody’s sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion’
Inside, the pages also remain well kept, including a nude pinup shot of the blonde bombshell, which acts as the centrefold.
The edition completely sold out at the time and went on to sell more than 50,000 copies.
It launched Playboy into the the public consciousness and soon celebrities were queuing up to pose for the magazine.
His signature tailoring will also be on sale, including his bespoke smoking jacket, worth $5,000 and his silk pajamas, which are valued at $2,000.
Custom 1974 Playboy Monopoly game in a wooden box marked “Monopoly Parts for HMH” with an estimated value of $6,000-$8,000
The Monopoly board game includes a pipe smoking Hefner and Playboy Bunny, among other mansion regulars, custom Hefner Monopoly money, houses and hotels
In January 1952 Hefner quit his job at Esquire after he was refused a five dollar raise and began taking out loans to start his own magazine, also on sale is his Underwood Standard Portable typewriter worth $500
Hefner’s 2016 passport will also be on sale in the massive haul set to make thousands for his civil rights focused charity at the end of the month
Hefner’s complete personal set of bound Playboy volumes is anticipated to be the most lucrative sale, with estimates at $40,000.
Hefner, who was extremely well read, also owned a first edition copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ and large folio volumes of Slavador Dali’s ‘Biblia Sacra’, worth more than $15,000.
Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions, said: ‘We are honoured to present this extraordinary auction event that celebrates a pop culture icon, whose life and legacy truly embodied the American dream.’
Hefner’s vintage 1946 coin-operated Wurlitzer jukebox programmed by Hefner and from his game house. It contains 24 original 78 rpm record albums by artists such as Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Johnny Mercer and Lena Horne. The auctioneers estimate $10,000 to $20,000.
A playboy photo shoot print; Hefner’s 2007 Playboy Legacy Collection Gold, features a set of 48 chromogenic and gelatin silver prints by various photographers in a wooden case and could sell for $30,000
Christie Hefner, his daughter, added: ‘Whether it was building his company into one of the most recognizable global brands in history or standing up for social, sexual and civil rights causes, my father lived an extraordinary life as a publishing, social and cultural pioneer.’
All proceeds will be donated to the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, which was established in 1964 to support efforts in defense of civil rights, with emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies.
Hefner’s iconic Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles was sold in May 2016 to Daren Metropoulos, the co-owner of Hostess Brands, for $100 million.
Hefner continued to live in the mansion until his death at the age of 91 from natural causes in September 2017.
The auction will take place on November 30 and December 1 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.