Thalians Honor Hugh M. Hefner at the Playboy Mansion and Salute Wounded Heroes & Operation Mend

Your Host Desiree Anderson
Published: Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Actors Reporter Desiree Anderson on the red carpet at The Thalians Gala. The Thalians, the entertainment industry’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of mental health, will honor Hugh M. Hefner for a lifetime of philanthropy with the annual “Mr. Wonderful” award at their 55th Anniversary Gala at the Playboy Mansion.

Ruta Lee (Thalians Board Chair)


Actors Reporter Red Carpet Host Desiree Anderson at Playboy Mansion

Part 1 – Thalians Honor Hugh M. Hefner

(Part 1-Mobile version)

Robert and Kira Lorsch (event chairs) and Hugh Hefner and Crystal


Part 2 – Thalians Honor Hugh M. Hefner

(Part 2-Mobile version)



Lou Gossett Jr and Christopher and Lyle Massey (Camp Freddy)


In attendance to honor Hugh Hefner were his sons, Cooper and Marston Hefner, Ruta Lee (Thalians Board Chair), Kira and Bob Lorsch (Event Chairs), Clair Sinclair (Playboy Playmate), Jeffrey Ross, Rich Little, Lou Gossett, Jr., Taylor Dayne, Connie Stevens, Hugh O’Brian (one of the original founders of the Thalians), Dick Van Patten, Felipe Esparza (Last Comic Standing), Christopher and Lyle Massey (Camp Freddy), Bill Morrison (Billy Idol/The cult), Stephanie Hibler, Playboy Bunnies, and many more.


Jeffrey Ross and Playboy Bunnies

Billy Morrison (Billy Idol/The cult),

Rich Little

Thalians Honor Hugh Hefner


Photos by John Michael Ferrari and Greg “Bot” Cheng


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