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Lownes, Victor

ed & editor, Tue, 26 Aug 1997

Often mistakenly quoted as the former husband of Sara before 
she married Bob Dylan. In fact, he had nothing to do with her, 
she was married to Hans Lownds!

His entry in the Who's Who is therefore valid only as an aid in
clearing up this misunderstanding.

Date: Thu, 03 Aug 95 16:08:52 EDT:

Victor A. Lownes, Playboy exec, connected with Hefner early
on, circa 1954, 26 years old, 2 kids and separated, and a
recent grad from University of  Chicago (MBA).  With Playboy
Enterprises in various capacities, various vice-presidencies,
always a close confidant of Hefner.  In 1980, was senior v.p.
in charge of the casinos worldwide, the moneymaking part
(read "cash cow") of the whole Playboy empire.  Was leading the
effort to open up  Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A. for gambling
from his London base.  (Owned a country mansion with 40 rooms,
and a woman in every one).  At the height of his power was
accused of irregularities by the British gaming authorities.
Was fired by Hefner, before Lownes even appeared before the
authorities, in an obvious attempt to not queer the New Jersey

From: Ed Ricardo ( Date: 28 Feb 1998 12:54:34 GMT ... Victor Lownes wrote an autobigraphy, Playboy Extraordinary (London : Granada, 1982) ...

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