The Editor of Playboy's website recently unearthed polaroids of a suspicious looking excavation going on at the Mansion, circa 1977, while he was going through the mag's archives.
They asked the General Manager of Hef's estate about them, who revealed that the pictures probably show the beginnings of a proposed network of tunnels. You think you'd keep something this creepy away from the ravenous writers at the magazine, but seeing as the last remaining people who look at Playboy may actually do so for the articles, it makes sense to relinquish the scoop.
It's nice to know there's still a famous publication that keeps editorial interests separate from those of the owner.
The tunnels were apparently in the works so famous neighbours like Jack Nicholson, James Caan and Kirk Douglas could make a beeline to the Mansion from their own palatial abodes nearby. Why they had to enter like the Viet Cong is anyone's guess, but if I had to make an educated one, I'd say it was for incredibly seedy reasons.
Sorry famous spouses of the 70s. Read the full article here.