RARE Playboy MANSION ROBE, Signed HUGH HEFNER Autograph, COA, UACC, Frame, Logo

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller jackmsell (10,607) 100%, Location: New Port Richey, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133117859774 Very RARE Playboy MANSION ROBE with COA + HUGH HEFNER Framed PLAYBOY Autograph A Fantastic Gift or Investment! This Rare "PLAYBOY" collection includes: *A Genuine Original AUTOGRAPH from HUGH HEFNER *Original Bath ROBE from the Los Angeles PLAYBOY MANSION*Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from world renowned Todd Mueller Autographs & D.G.A. Film & TV Director Jack M. Sell, all guaranteed for life by UACC Registered Dealer #228This is an actual Original PLAYBOY Bath ROBE comes from the personal COLLECTION of D.G.A. Film & TV Director (Director's Guild of America) that he acquired during the 1980's...these terry cloth robes were worn in the PLAYBOY MANSION by Hef's "wet" guests swimming around the GROTTO (Pool!) and the Playmates also used them in their Dormitory style living quarters inside the Mansion.This bathrobe was been lightly used at the MANSION, but was stored in an acid free clothes bag by the Film /TV Director in a closet in his non-smoking home with temperature controlled environment...the outside of the robe feels like a soft velor and the inside is a white terry cloth...it has no tag, but it measures out to be a MEN'S size XL.The condition is VERY GOOD...the Director never had it laundered once he brought it home...it has no stains or tears and the colors are still very bright & vibrant. It has the original black belt that ties around the robe.The beautiful HUGH HEFNER Autograph Display is framed with the Playboy LOGO and Description PLAQUE...just ready to hang on the wall of your Home, Office, Museum or Man Cave. HUGH HEFNER signed this Playboy Cover Photo...Hef signed over the white Bunny Logo in Black permanent ink Marker... This AUTOGRAPH is accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from world renowned Todd Mueller Autographs, a COA from DGA Film/TV Director Jack M. Sell authenticating the PLAYBOY MANSION ROBE, all guaranteed genuine for life by UACC Registered Dealer #228. This could be a GREAT & FUN INVESTMENT! This a very RARE Playboy COLLECTION that you will rarely find in the marketplace! This nice AUTOGRAPH display piece features this engraved PLAQUE... ...and the famous PLAYBOY LOGO at the top of the Frame. This overall FRAME measures approximately 15" x 12" and is just ready to display in your Home, Office or give as a fantastic GIFT to the PLAYBOY Fan or Collector in your life! The Original Autograph has a small 1" size fold mark on the lower left corner of the photo...it is black on black, so the displays very nicely and we would rate this autograph in overall very good condition. This great Collection includes this VERY RARE original PLAYBOY MANSION ROBE from the era of the 1980-90's in the Los Angeles life of HUGH HEFNER... ...and includes this nice original HUGH HEFNER Autographed "bunny" LOGO, framed and ready to display. HUGH HEFNER Rolling Stone reported that HUGH HEFNER, the founder and original editor of Playboy, which plopped the post-war sexual revolution onto countless coffee tables around the world, died of natural causes Wednesday. He was 91. Since modern America has come to resemble nothing so much as the inside of the Playboy Mansion, it's tempting to call Hugh Hefner a modern prophet "My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom," Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprises' chief creative officer and Hugh's son, said in the statement. "He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history." The leading men's magazine of its age, Playboy helped bring explicit photography, embodied by its famous nude centerfolds, into the mainstream. Its iconic logo â " a bunny sporting a bow tie â " would eventually be emblazoned on nightclubs, a record company and TV series. And with his trademark smoking jackets and pipes â " and the silk pajamas he would often wear to work â " Hefner became the embodiment of a sexually adventurous yet urbane image and lifestyle, a seeming role model for generations of men. Hefner wouldn't have been the first person anyone would have expected to launch such an empire. Born in Chicago on April 9th, 1926, he was the son of Methodists, served as a noncombatant in World War II, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Illinois and didn't lose his virginity until he was 22. His career, however, was foreshadowed by two events: In high school he published his own comic, "School Daze," and after college, he studied the sex-research work of Alfred Kinsey, the scientist who published the controversial book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. "I was raised in a truly typical Midwestern home with a lot of repression," Hefner said later. "My life, and the creation of Playboy, were a response to that repression. I tried to make some difference, and I think I managed to do that." In the early 1950s, Hefner officially entered the publishing world with a job as copywriter at Esquire, then based in Chicago. When the magazine declined to give him a raise, he opted to stay in town when Esquire moved to New York. Hefner sensed another destiny for himself, tied in with the post-war repression of the Fifties. "I looked back on the roaring Twenties, with its jazz, Great Gatsby and the pre-Code films as a party I had somehow managed to miss," he later explained. "After World War II, I expected something similar, a return to the period after the first war. But when the skirt lengths went down instead of up, I knew we were in big trouble. It turned out to be a very conservative, serious period â " socially, sexually and politically." Raising $8,000 â " including $1,000 from his mother â " Hefner published the first issue of Playboy, originally called Stag Party, in late 1953. As Hefner wrote in his first editor's note, his vision for Playboy was "mixing up cocktails and an hors d'oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph and inviting in a female for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz, sex." The cover featured Marilyn Monroe, who was even more prominently presented inside â " in a nude centerfield taken several years before. The issue sold an impressive 50,000 copies, and Hefner's idea of tapping into the yearning for an alternative to Eisenhower-era blandness struck a chord. "I just thought there was another way of living a life," he said. "Under all the conservatism and the repression there was this yearning for something different. That's the reason the magazine was successful, why people embraced it from the very outset." In 1963, Hefner had his first major brush with infamy when he was sued for publishing nude photos of actress Jayne Mansfield. (The jury couldn't reach a decision and Hefner was spared.) That same year, a young Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at one of his Playboy Clubs and wrote a stinging inside critique of the magazine's ethos and chauvinism in an article, titled "A Bunny's Tale," which was published in Show magazine. Over the following decades, the magazine published nude photos of its Playboy Bunnies along with shots of stars Pamela Anderson, Kate Moss, Madonna and Cindy Crawford. But Hefner envisioned Playboy as more than a nudie magazine. It was also home to a pantheon of prestigious writers, including John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Roth and David Mamet, among many others. The iconic "Playboy Interview" feature launched in 1962 with future Roots author Alex Haley interviewing Miles Davis (Hefner was a huge jazz aficionado and later founded the Playboy Jazz Festival) and would eventually feature many luminaries, setting the stage for the ongoing joke, "We really read Playboy for the articles." During his own "Playboy Interview" in 1976, Jimmy Carter notoriously confessed that "committed adultery in my heart many times." Hefner's late-1960s talk-variety show, Playboy After Dark, hosted musical guests such as the Grateful Dead, James Brown, Linda Ronstadt and an early, pre-Buckingham-Nicks edition of Fleetwood Mac. "Playboy was not a sex magazine, as far as I was concerned," Hefner once said. "Sex was simply part of the total package. I was trying to bring sex into the fold of a healthy lifestyle." Of course, it was Playboy's lush photography of naked women â " and the free-wheeling sensibility he allowed his readers to revel in â " that ultimately made Hefner and his magazine a massive, ground-breaking success. By the early Seventies, Playboy was selling seven million copies a month and Hefner's globe-trotting lifestyle was abetted by his private jet, the Big Bunny, that contained a circular bed, an inside disco and a wet bar. In the Seventies, he moved into the Playboy Mansion West in Holmby Hills, California, home to seemingly ongoing parties. (He also owned a Playboy Mansion in Chicago.) Hefner first married fellow student Mildred Williams in 1949 and the couple divorced 10 years later. In 1989, he wed Playmate Kimberley Conrad, a marriage that ended in 2010. In 2013, he married his younger girlfriend, Crystal Harris, with whom he was still wed at the time of his death. Yet he was unapologetic about his freewheeling lifestyle. Asked in 2013 how many women he'd slept with, he replied, "How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in." For the most part, Hefner's female companions all adhered to the same mold: twentysomething, bosomy and blonde. "Well, I guess I know what I like," he once said when asked about his preferences. Hefner and Playboy Enterprises, the magazine's parent company, took a number of hits after its 1970s heyday. "When Penthouse and Hustler came along, they confused what I was trying to do," Hefner once commented about his magazine rivals. Those competitors ate into Playboy's business, and the magazine's circulation eventually dropped to just over one million. Hefner himself had a stroke in 1985, possibly tied to the stress he felt after the murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten and a book about her life by Peter Bogdanovich that harshly criticized Hefner. Well into his 1980s, Hefner kept apace of the culture even as his grown children began running different parts of his empire. For several TV seasons starting in 2005, he was seen in the reality series The Girls Next Door, in which women competed to live in the Playboy Mansion. During the last few years of his life, Hefner and his business went through several seismic shifts: In August 2016, the mansion was sold for $100 million to a co-owner of Hostess (although Hefner was invited to continue to live there), and that same year, in a bid to go more legit, Playboy published its first non-nude cover (model Sarah McDaniel in a bikini). In the fall of 2016, Hefner was the subject of rumors about his health. As per his wishes, he was to be buried in a crypt next to that of Marilyn Monroe, who'd unwittingly helped launch Playboy into the multi-million-dollar business it became. For all the raunchiness of his product, Hefner remained an unusually complex figure. His Playboy Clubs were open to all races â " unheard of at the time, the Sixties â " and in 1964, he launched the Playboy Foundation to fight censorship. "No, I've never gotten enough credit," he once said of those parts of his legacy. "But, as I've said many times, my life is like a Rorschach test. People project their own dreams, fantasies and prejudices onto my life. So people are either fans, or jealous or disagree. Everybody marches to a different drummer. If I hadn't courted controversy, I wouldn't be here today." A GREAT PLAYBOY COLLECTIBLE for any PLAYBOY & HUGH HEFNER FAN! This entire historical piece is best appreciated in person, obviously, but hopefully the pictures & this description will give you the general idea of this grand piece... This is a GREAT PLAYBOY COLLECTION...a real "One of a Kind" find and good investment piece! Jack M. Sell is a Registered Dealer with the U.A.C.C. (RD#228). Mr. Sell has made national and local television appearances on many programs as a guest expert in his field, a Member of the Manuscript Society, Member of the APIC, has over 10,000 Positive Ebay Ratings and is a lifetime Member of the Director's Guild of America (D.G.A.) & has been directing TV & Film for over 30 years for SONY/Columbia Pictures, PBS, Tribune Entertainment Corporation, USA Network, HBO & NBC, so please buy with confidence...we are also honored to have some of our props on display in the SMITHSONIAN, Washington, D.C. 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Everything is Insured with Delivery Confirmation...we use the very best packing materials, usually bubble-wrapped with peanuts and/or double boxed when necessary...INSURANCE included with Postage Charge...buyer is responsible for any VAT tax that your country may or may not charge. This Fantastic RARE COLLECTION includes a Genuine Original AUTOGRAPH from HUGH HEFNER, Original Bath ROBE from the Los Angeles PLAYBOY MANSION, Certificates Of Authenticity (COA) from world renowned Todd Mueller Autographs & D.G.A. Film & TV Director Jack M. Sell, all guaranteed for life by UACC Registered Dealer #228... Check out our other auctions for more Autographs, Music & Movie memorabilia! Fasssst Shipping Worldwide... Paypal preferred!!! Autograph Authentication UACC RD#228 Signed by HUGH HEFNER Country/Region of Manufacture United States Condition: Used, Autograph Authentication: UACC RD#228, Signed by: HUGH HEFNER, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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