Hugh Hefner’s strange request for his ‘treasure chest’ of sex tapes and x-rated photos

Hugh Hefner went to extreme lengths to make sure his huge collection of sex tapes and x-rated photos never fell into the wrong hands.

The Playboy founder became concerned after Pamela Anderson’s sex tape was leaked, and decided to make sure his secrets and conquests were never made public.

According to an insider, he collected up his entire hidden collection and put them in a concrete-lined box.

He then asked the Playboy Mansion’s head of security Joe Piastro to oversee the collection being thrown into the Pacific Ocean.

Mr Hefner, who passed away last year, kept a "treasure chest" of memories filled with videos and images of women dating back to the 1950s.

Hugh Hefner's strange request for his 'treasure chest' of sex tapes and x-rated photos

Hugh Hefner and his wife Crystal
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It also reportedly contained personal notes and photographs given to him by celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe.

The source told the Sun : "Hugh was terrified of the world finding out everything about his past.

"He had hundreds of other photographs of women who were not famous, but he had enjoyed one nights stands with or even short relationships. There were also audio tapes too."

Hugh Hefner's strange request for his 'treasure chest' of sex tapes and x-rated photos

Hugh Hefner with some Playboy bunnies in the Playboy Club in the 60s
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They claim he was so paranoid in the 90s that he decided it was best to get rid of them all, but didn’t trust people to burn them in case they were stolen.

"Hugh explained that he didn’t want anyone’s lives, marriages or careers to be destroyed by what he had in his library."

The news comes as a huge collection of Mr Hefner’s personal possessions goes under the hammer to raise money for charity.

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It includes his personal copy of the first issue of Playboy magazine from 1953, pyjamas, his famous sailor cap and items of furniture.

Money raised will go to the Hugh M Hefner Foundation, which was set up in 1964.

It works to support organisations which defend civil rights and civil liberties, with special emphasis on America’s First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies.

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