RIP Hugh Hefner. Remembering His Visit to South Beach

After photographing for Playboy Latin America for some time, I was called upon to be Mr. Hefner's photographer during his visit to South Florida in 1997. I heard it was rare to see Hugh Hefner travel so every trip was unique. During that time we visited many places that weekend, including photographing Hef in his room at the Delano (pictured above), to all the playmates getting ready in the other room, outing to Joe's Stone Crab, Gulfstream for horse races and party at Bar Room on Lincoln Rd.

It was memorable and since then I've learned to enjoy a nice Jack and Coke (pictured above). Cheers to a great life!! PHOTO by ©MannyHernandez #MannyHernandezCollection #CandidsTheBook

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