Several items belonging to Hugh Hefner, who died last year, are being auctioned off later this month, like his iconic smoking jacket (which may or may not include crusty crumpled-up old man tissues in the pocket), his silk pajamas, and a custom pipe carved with the Playboy Bunny logo. According to sources who spoke with The Sun, Hugh’s dirtier pieces won’t be up for sale. Those sources claim that before Hugh passed away at the age of 91, he cleaned his house top to bottom of sex tapes, photos, and raunchy letters (some allegedly from famous people). He then allegedly put them in a casket custom-made with a cement lining, locked it up, and had the whole thing dumped into the Pacific ocean.
The Sun claims this all happened several years ago, and was executed by the former head of security at the Playboy Mansion, Joe Piastro (Joe died in 2011). Hugh was reportedly really scared that the tapes, pictures, and letters would one day get out, and he decided to get rid of them.
The pictures cover random Playboy models, some that made it into the magazine and some that didn’t, as well as some alleged pictures of Marilyn Monroe. The sources claim that Hugh wanted to hold onto all his special treasures until Pamela Anderson’s sex tape with Bret Michaels was leaked,at which point he got paranoid that someone would find his private stash.
Hugh really didn’t want his videos to get out. Sources say some of the 8mm video tapes include Hugh and famous women, and footage of orgies that happened at the Mansion in the 1970s, some including famous male actors. Since we’re talking about the Playboy Mansion here, I don’t even want to speculate on what kind of creepy footage existed on Hugh’s film. Plus, do we even want to know? It’s fate’s way of laughing while cursing us with images our eyes should never see. One day, someone might unearth that cement casket and pop one of those 8mm reels into a projector. But instead of hot 1970s Bo Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard throwing down with a pile of ladies, you know fate would give us 30 full minutes of disturbing close-up footage of Reuben Kincaid from The Partridge Family.