I can’t wait to see the Mad Men episode that sees the gang from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce head to a Playboy Club. I’m a big fan or early Sixties Playboy (my Dad has a few issues from the late 60s, which I am sure he only bought because of the seriously intellectual interviews on Vietnam, right…) and Playboy Clubs.
The first one opened in Chicago in 1960, and for a private membership fee of $25, keyholders could stop by for music, food and cocktails served by the club’s signature “bunnies” – hostesses and waitresses dressed in satin corsets, bunny ears and bushy white tails. It was a huge hit that however didn’t last long: the last club closed in 1982. I’m not surprised, given that Playboy these days is just a trashy mag featuring fake-titted, fake-tanned Barbie-look-a-likes instead of the subtle sex appeal and glamour of the Sixties bunny girls.