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    Playboy Related - Voluminous Collection of Hugh Hefner Original and Reproduced Correspondence to His High School and Lifelong Friend Janie Borson Sellers (1943-2008). The length and breadth of Hugh Hefner's relationship with his high school friend over more than six decades is captured here.

    Includes: 1) A collection of 25 mailing envelopes from Hefner to Janie Borson, postmarked between 1943 and 1946, including 20 that are addressed in Hefner's own hand and with signature, "Pvt. H. Hefner" or "Pvt. Hugh Hefner" in 19 of the 20, directed from Camp Hood, Camp Gruber, Camp Adair, Camp Pickett, Fort George G. Meade, and other US Army training facilities; 2) Original sketches by Hefner from his high school days, accomplished in pencil on a brown 10" x 10" album sleeve, showing Hefner and Borson singing and other subjects; 3) A vintage signed and inscribed photo from Hefner to Janie Borson; 4) "Letters From the Innocent Playboy, 1943-1946" - Volumes I and II, two spiral-bound booklets containing over 100 pages each of photocopied illustrations, envelopes, letters, and caricatures from Hefner, with illustrations carefully taped to pages by Sellers; 5) Three large 3-ring binders marked "Hef's Retyped Letters" (approximately 300 pages); approximately 100 pages of copies of handwritten letters from Hefner while in the Army from 1944-46; and approximately 100 pages of "Hef's Post-War Letters - copies" from the years 1985-2010.

    COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Hugh Hefner Playboy Archive.


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