Hugh Hefner’s ‘Little Black Book’ Revealed

Melissa Knowles

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Remember how people use to carry around miniature books or notepads to record acquaintance's contact information? It was a time before everything went digital, and a person's phone number and address were more than a click away. Perhaps the most famous 'little black book' in the world is now on display at The Chicago History Museum. The address book once belonged to Hugh Hefner, the CEO of Playboy Enterprises, and was obtained by auction house Christie's in 2003.

Hefner's address book is currently featured in the ' Unexpected Chicago' exhibit, and some of his entries are creating buzz about the playboy's dating habits. One entry next to the name "Lynn" reads, "haven't met yet, friends of Joyce's, lively." There's also a "While You Were Away" note tucked in the book which reads that a woman named Sherry called for Hefner at 12:40 am in the morning. In addition, Hefner left other notes next to women's names including the impression they left on him after meeting them, private phone numbers and other code words.

Dates in the book go as far back as 1953, which is when Playboy magazine launched in Chicago. The display coincides with the closing of Playboy's offices in the windy city. The iconic magazine is moving all of its offices to one location in Los Angeles. Other items on display at the museum are vintage bunny suits from 'The Playboy Club' and other playboy memorabilia.


It's no secret that underage drinkers use fake IDs to purchase alcohol and to gain entrance into clubs and bars. Sometime, the fake IDs actually work. But what about when they do not and end up getting you into trouble? Well that's what happened when a University of Iowa student showed false identification at a local bar known as 'The Union.'

Steven Fiorella, who is originally from Chicago, tried to enter 'The Union' after midnight on Saturday, only to hand the bouncer his own ID that had been reported stolen in February. The bouncer called the cops, and Fiorella was charged with 5th degree theft and unlawful use of another person's ID. Fiorella also had the bouncer's AAA card, and his debit card in his possession. He said he's bought all of the items for $20 at a party.

The moral of this story? Maybe it's a good idea to just wait until you've actually reached the legal drinking age. Then, you can use your own ID.