This Friday Amazon will premier a new docuseries on Hugh Hefner entitled “American Playboy.” An actor will portray Hefner, but there will also be unseen footage provided by the iconic libertine.
Hefner founded Playboy right when the Ivy League Look was taking off, and adopted the look along with many other urban professional men. The headline above is from a quote by him, which also listed foreign films.
Hefner gave up the look when it ceased to be fashionable, of course. His insistence on wearing pajamas for the past couple of decades is not a sartorial eccentricity, but a tragedy. Or a farce. Tough call.
Hef turns 91 this weekend — perhaps jazz, gin-and-tonic, pretty girls and Ivy League clothes are the secret to longevity?
Check out the trailer for “American Playboy” below. — CC