On the topmost floor of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Hugh Hefner keeps leather-bound scrapbooks on rows of glassed-in bookshelves that not only fill his attic-like archive room but also run up and down the narrow surrounding hallways. Hefner is currently compiling new ones—with the aid of an archivist, but he does much of the work himself—at the rate of up to 11 a month. On one page is a photo of Hefner on opening night—he was 39 years old—looking gaunt Naked girls in lansing michigan.
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The caption reads: Maybe Zeus looked glum after pulling Athena from his head. In truth, Hefner could claim to have wrought many phenomena: Though Sex tonight Austria not enough: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
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Studio 54, to cite another headline-making nightspot, hung on for only a dozen years. In much the same way that Walt Disney conceived of Disneyland as an extension of his films, Hefner designed the Playboy Clubs to embody the lifestyle portrayed in his Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging.Fat Fort Worth Webcam
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Baltimore were less assured of rubbing elbows with pop stars and television hosts, they could always count on being Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. a drink by a pretty girl with long legs, bare shoulders, and a cantilevered bosom.
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Where you located her on the silly-to-sexy spectrum was a matter of taste, but the reality of the Bunny was Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. something less than her come-on, and the literature of Playboy Club criticism, such i it is, is a literature of Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. Nearly every former Bunny seems to have a story about some unlucky colleague taking a tumble and lansjng a roll of toilet paper or half a box of Kleenex flying across the room.
As Hefner himself told me during an interview at the Playboy Mansion it must be noted that he Sainging. like baby oil: And whatever we did, would the keyholders be disappointed?
What we discovered was exactly the opposite. Because it was Playboy, they brought the fantasy with them.
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Swinging. old calendar nudes of Marilyn Monroe. His first printing was 70, copies. And what does it feel like, being a living legend? Well, it feels just great!
We should have our own club. The notion originally was just to open a club where we could hang out. There was even a point when I went to a casual acquaintance who ran a place called the Black Orchid.
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Swinging. memberships. Obviously a Playboy Club would have waitresses, and obviously they would be attractive. The big question was: What, and how little, would they wear?
Hef had been thinking in terms Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. a shortie nightgown or something. She offered to have her mother, a seamstress, put together a prototype bunny costume, which proved to be a bathing suit Nked corset—memories differ—with tail attached and a headband with ears. Taurins wore the costume at a meeting with Hefner, Lownes, and Morton.
Lownes, for one, thought the costume was Swingging. letdown: He expected Hefner to chuck the idea, but Hef saw possibilities.
Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. Hef had the girl standing there [in the costume] and the seamstress. I want to have it way up on the side. To serve our exclusive clientele and decorate the club, we are looking for thirty single girls between 18 and Experience is not necessary.
Just be beautiful, charming and refined. As a Bunny-recruiting leaflet later explained: It was a difficult situation. Pretty girls are not used to working. It was a problem.
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I think that made the Bunny threatening [to some members of the public], because there was a joy, there was an innocence to Nakde.
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It was the perfect place for a girl who was maybe not good-looking enough to be a fashion model, did not Na,ed aspirations to act But, you know, underlying it all, I think any girl who got into that costume had certain hopes and dreams that they might not even have admitted to at the time, of being discovered in some way.
Why would you put on a costume? Liberating—it was liberating. You Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. re-invent yourself completely You went from the schoolgirl to this glam person, and you could be anything.
Am I pretty enough? Am I sexy enough? Your feet would hurt.
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I had medium to low self-esteem. Working at the club gave me the self-confidence to venture into new and different things. It made me feel really good about myself, [though Sqinging. I preferred resolving problems using my head more than my looks. I got tired of people looking at my chest when I was having Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. conversation.
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It was certainly Swingnig. work. It Naked girls in lansing michigan. Swinging. a little easier for them. But yes, I loved it. Bunnies were only the most prominent design element.
Michugan. that Hef wanted was, he wanted orange rugs. Orange was his color.