Anyone who's ever watched Entourage probably recalls the episode where the boys go to a pajama party at the Playboy Mansion. You know: Drama sneaks in and Pauly Shore gets a lifetime ban. No piece of private real estate in America has as much mystique and pop culture esteem as Hugh Hefner's digs in Beverly Hills. Think about the decades of Caligula-esque debauchery that house has witnessed over the years. If the walls of that house could talk, oh the stories they would tell.
Vice Magazine recently unlocked the archives of Bob Guccione Sr., the legendary magazine publisher behind Penthouse. Guccione passed away in 2010 and Penthouse recently filed for bankruptcy, but Guccione's archive weaves a remarkable tale about decadence of the smut industry in the 1970s and 80s. Yesterday Vice published a piece from the archive about a frustrated former Playboy Masion butler who was fired for "an intrusion on his personal life." My take on what that means: He opened the wrong door on Hef.
In the fascinating correspondence, the former butler talks about the wild cocaine use going on at the Mansion in the '80s, along with stories about orgies and allegations of Hefner's own sexcapades. Also, if you ever plan on visiting the Mansion, this guy can tell you where the dildo closet is.