Helmut Newton: "Hugh Hefner’s Projection Room", Beverly Hills, 1986
Helmut Newton Studio, USA
Vintage Silver Gelatine print
Sheet size 25,5 x 20 cm
Framed size 42 x 37 cm
Unique piece, printed for “Playboy" in 1986/7
Titled, dated and stamped by the editor on reverse
This photograph of Christine Richters (*1966, Playmate of the Month in the May, 1986 issue of “Playboy"), taken in Hugh Hefner's screening room in the private cinema at his Hollywood mansion, was set against a projection of the Jean Renoir's classic black&white film (1937), La Grande Illusion, starring Erich von Stroheim.
Hugh Hefner (1926 - 2017) was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of “Playboy" magazine.
This image has been published in numerous books and magazines:
Helmut Newton's Illustrated, no. 2, Schirmer Mosel, 1987, unpaginated.
Playboy: Helmut Newton, Chronicle, 2005, Schirmer Mosel, p. 132.
Helmut Newton, SUMO book, 1999 | 2009, Taschen, unpaginated.
PLAYBOY Magazine, September 1987