Posts tagged "Hugh Hefner"

Playboy Mansion sold but I'll always have my magical memories

In front of the Playboy Mansion
I just opened up the paper and read the sad news, the famed Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills has been sold. Fortunately Hugh Hefner is still living in it. How must he feel knowing his next door neighbor and new owner, Daren Metropoulos, can’t be wishing him good health since the sale stipulates that Hef... Read more »

A Bunny's Tail: My Playboy memorabilia is on display at Elmhurst Art Museum and I'm fainting

Next to my Playboy Chicago Bunny of the Year costume at the Elmhurst Art Museum--the exhibit wasn't completed at this time.
Okay, let’s just stop and re-read that headline, my freakin’ Playboy stuff is in a MUSEUM! This is the only time that my husband Chuck has been happy I’ve been a hoarder! The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 Cottage Hill Road, recently presented the U.S. debut of “Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979″, featuring an extensive collection of... Read more »

A sad 90th birthday for Hugh Hefner

Love this guy, always.
Yesterday, Hugh Hefner, lost his “best friend”, brother Keith, who passed away at age 87 in Beverly Hills. And now today, April 9, it’s his 90th birthday but there’s certainly nothing to celebrate. First we keep reading about and witnessing the sad demise of the magazine that he lovingly created in 1953 and built up... Read more »
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Is there a conscious effort to ruin Playboy Magazine?

Is there a conscious effort to ruin Playboy Magazine?
And I thought the first non-nude issue of Playboy Magazine was bad! OMG, I just saw the April 2016 cover and I just can’t believe it. I now think there is a conscious effort afoot to completely ruin the magazine, particularly in the image Hugh Hefner visualized. I can’t imagine how he feels, sitting at... Read more »

Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
I stayed up later than I wanted to just to get a look at Playboy’s new covergirl Sarah McDaniel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is, as you know, the first to pose in Playboy’s new, “improved” edition sans nudity. Supposedly, she was chosen due to her Instagram following (299K) and her photographer... Read more »

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks
I love anyone and anything with a positive message. There’s enough madness and sadness in the world so we sure don’t need more of that. Oprah had the right idea with her Gratitude Journal and America’s Pastor, Joel Osteen, always delivers a feel-good message on Sunday mornings to his over 7 million followers. I never... Read more »
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Playboy's decision to drop nudity: Say it ain't so Hef

Playboy's decision to drop nudity: Say it ain't so Hef
When I was a Playboy centerfold in December 1979, the circulation was around 5.6 million. Today, that number has dropped to 800,000. Clearly, something wasn’t working. But I think Hef’s decision to “drop nudity” or rather make it “PG-13 and less produced–more like the racier sections of Instagram”, according to Cory Jones, a top editor... Read more »

What's my Playboy Bunny tail, ears and costume worth? Check it out on Antiques Roadshow

What's my Playboy Bunny tail, ears and costume worth? Check it out on Antiques Roadshow
A few months ago, I wrote about my Antiques Roadshow experience here on Chicago Now.  On July 26, 2014, I took some of my Playboy memorabilia to the show, the first time it had come to Chicago in ten years. The tickets sold out within the hour and I compared the experience to winning a... Read more »

Playboy's Hugh Hefner turns 89: A Grateful Playmate Reminisces

With Hef at Playboy Mansion West for a party honoring Bunnies of the Year from all the Clubs. (Circa 1976)
Yesterday was the 89th birthday of someone who was one of the most important influences in my life.  Playboy founder Hugh Marston Hefner turned 89 years old on April 9.  We all know about the magazine he created,  but I want to tell you about the impact he had on my life and so many... Read more »
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Glamourcon 57: Playboy Playmates, pin-ups and a visit with Hef

With Monique St. Pierre (PMOY 1976), Hef, Patti McGuire Connors (PMOY 1977).
Glamourcon is described as a “celebration and marketplace of the glamour arts.”  It features dozens of Playboy Playmates from 6 decades as well as many other past and present glamour and pin-up models.  As Playboy’s December 1979 centerfold, I’ve attended quite a few of these get-togethers which, for me, is not only a chance to... Read more »