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.
I love stuff like that. It's great to thumb through old issues of IMAGINATION or one of the others and see a letter from Roger Ebert or see Ed Gorman listed in the fan club section.ReplyDelete
I also get a kick from seeing fan letters from such people as Lin Carter and Chad "The Mad Lad" Oliver in the old SF magazines. There might be a market for a book compiled from fan letters from the various pulps; I'd buy it for sureReplyDelete