The New York Times has a long story about Hugh Hefner, boss for Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea when the two writers were working as Playboy editors and working on ILLUMINATUS! At age 84, Hefner still has the same sort of blonde girlfriends in their 20s, although, the piece says, Hef acknowledges that "most of his girls have never listened to his kind of music — jazz and the big bands of the ’30s and ’40s."
I've asked for an interview with Hefner, hoping for memories about the two editors who wrote a popular cult novel that remains in print today. Both of my requests were ignored, but I'll try again. Sometimes patience and persistence works.