Hugh Hefner Headed to Chicago

Playboy king to screen documentary at Gene Siskel Film Center

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    Hugh Hefner in his younger days, pictured at the Playboy Mansion.

    One of Chicago's favorite sons is making a rare visit home.

    Chicago Now's Candace Jordan -- a former Playmate of the Year in her own right -- reports that Hugh Hefner will be in Chicago on October 29th to screen the documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel" at the Gene Siskel Film Center .

    The documentary, a recent official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, features a wide spectrum of celebs, such as Jenny McCarthy, Gene Simmons, Mike Wallace and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and is directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Brigette Berman.

    Hefner will preside over a Q&A session following the screening, according to the Siskel web site.

    Tickets are $12 and still available as of this writing. The film will be shown through Nov. 4th.