BEVERLY HILLS—On Saturday, December 1, personal items of Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, will be auctioned off in Beverly Hills.
The auction is hosted by Julien’s Auctions and is called Property From The Collection Of Hugh M. Hefner. It will be taking place in sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills.
Julien’s Auctions has released a 304 page catalogue that lists the various items and their prices for auction. In a letter addressed to auction bidders, Christie Hefner, President of the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, wrote:
“On behalf of my family and the directors of Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, thank you for your support. By leaving all of his personal memorabilia and effects to his foundation, my father has made it possible to continue the work that was so important to him during his lifetime.
From the beginning, PLAYBOY was not just an entertainment magazine, not just a lifestyle magazine, but a magazine founded on certain ideas and ideals. These included a strong sense of social justice, a belief in the rights of the individual and a deep commitment to the First Amendment.
The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has been a living embodiment of those values through its grant making to important organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Kinsey Institute, and People for the American Way.
It has also undertaken unique projects such as funding the acquisition of Brandeis University of the archives, including audio tapes, of Lenny Brice. And it has perpetuated the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards.
Your participation in this auction not only allows you to have a piece of American culture though the iconic life lived by my father, but also to support these worthy activities.”
The auction will offer items ranging from steak knives used at the Playboy mansion and a Frankenstein statue to one of Hugh Hefner’s iconic silk robes and silk pajama sets.