Former model Patty Farmer chronicles the heyday of the Playboy Club in her new book, Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs. A few years after the magazine’s founding, Hugh Hefner opened the first club in downtown Chicago in 1960, followed by locations around the world. At their height in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the venues featured performers from Tony Bennett to Ike and Tina Turner; Hefner was also groundbreaking in showcasing cutting-edge comics and African-American entertainers. The book includes anecdotes from Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Rich Little, Mitzy Gaynor, Al Jarreau, Trini Lopez and many others.

Tue., Nov. 25, 7-8 p.m., 2014
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