HEFNER, Hugh - KOCH, Howard.

Casablanca.

Script and Legend.

New York: The Overlook Press, 1973 Stock Code: 142322
£225.00
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Book Club edition of the script of Casablanca, the copy of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with his posthumous bookplate to the front pastedown.

Hefner's wrote in his Little Black Book (2001) that "Casablanca is my favorite film for many reasons. It has everything - lost love, redemption, friendship, patriotism, humor, adventure, and a great musical score. Humphrey Bogart is my favorite actor and this is his best role, the one that made him a star". Hefner said in a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Times "I think I opened the first Playboy Club because of 'Casablanca'. I wanted to have a place where people came to hang out as they did at Rick's". The Playboy Mansion regularly hosted screenings of the film, and hosted Hefner's annual Casablanca-themed birthday party.

Following the death of Hefner in 2017, his library was sold with proceeds going to the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, dedicated to promoting and preserving individual liberty, with a focus on sexual freedom and drug decriminalization.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.

Condition

Light soiling to cloth; a very good copy in like jacket, shelfworn and a little soiled.

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