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Hef’s still not ready to hang up the silk pajamas

I appreciate Chris Erskine’s “An Open Letter to Hugh Hefner” (Nov. 4) and the sage advice. Having expressed admiration for the unique nature of my life, what would he have me change? Should I stop hosting the parties? Didn’t he receive his invitation?

I’ve always considered myself a gentleman and I think I’m aging gracefully, in my fashion. If the number of girlfriends bothers him, it doesn’t seem to bother them.

I believe life should be celebrated and it isn’t over until it’s really over. Isn’t that a positive message for everyone, of whatever age?

As for a second sexual revolution, with the religious right in the White House, maybe that’s just what we need.

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Hugh M. Hefner

Holmby Hills

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Chris Erskine was not only witty but insightful. He speaks for more than one generation. Between laughs, I found myself nodding and agreeing. Perhaps Hef, before nodding out, will take his cue from this and stay in the billiards room.

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William S. Theaker

Santa Clarita

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I completely agree that it’s time for Mr. Hefner to retire, though not out of pity. As a 34-year-old American male, I want to ensure Mr. Hefner’s huge legacy of free speech, artistry and the ultimate reminder that the most precious fuel to all of mankind is the attention to womankind.

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In that spirit of sacrifice, I today offer my apprenticeship to him for the next 10 years at minimum wage to allow him a graceful and much deserved retirement.

This isn’t for me, Mr. Hefner. It’s for you, your eternal vision and the United States of America.

Monte Whaley

Redondo Beach

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