In 'The Eyrie", the letters column in Weird Tales magazine for January, 1943, there is among the listings of 68 new members of "The Weird Tales Club" this:
"Hugh Hefner, 1922 N. New England Avenue, Chicago, Ill."
Hef would have been sixteen and bunnyless at the time.
Persons who sent in an SASE would receive an official membership card that they could proudly carry. I wonder if Hef still has his?
There's no great reason for this post. I just thought it was interesting.