THE BUNNY GIRL
INTRODUCTION

THE PLAYBOY 'LIFESTYLE'

PLAYBOY IN BRITAIN

BUNNY TRAINING

FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT

RESOURCES

GALLERY OF LONDON BUNNIES

THE HISTORY OF THE PLAYBOY BUNNY

SITE MAP

BUNNY TRAINING

His first task was to ensure that the girls received their Bunny training. They learned how to cope with the figure-clenching Bunny outfit - keeping stray pubic hairs out of sight and stuffing loo paper into their D-cups so that their bosoms constantly threatened to spill out into their customers' Martinis. They avoided this singular mishap by employing the so-called 'Bunny Dip', a backwards twirling motion, when serving drinks. Many ended up with bad backs.

To ensure absolute conformity with the Hefner rule book, the Bunny Girls were supervised by a 'Bunny mother', who inspected costume and deportment with all the rigour of a regimental sergeant major. One Bunny mother monitored the weight of her charges with an industrial weighing machine, which was normally used to measure commodities such as potatoes. Of course, the Bunny Girls were rather more glamorous than piles of King Edwards, but commodities they were nonetheless.

In his interview with Hefner, Martin Amis noted the 'special girls who languish in semi-residence at the Playboy Mansion West, sunbathers, Jacuzzi-fillers, party-prettifiers', the centrefold also-rans. In London, Los Angeles and the other cities around the world where there were Playboy Clubs, there were regular culls of Bunnies who didn't quite meet the exacting standards of Hefner and Lownes. Like cattle at a market, they paraded along a catwalk under the scrutiny of their bosses. The unlucky ones were consigned to a Bunny equivalent of the knacker's yard.

Then there were the weekend parties thrown by Victor Lownes at Stocks, his country house in Hertfordshire. Everyone was who was anyone went to Victor's parties, the same cast list that played the tables at the club: visiting American movie stars (all of whom knew Lownes), the Beatles, George Best, Sean Connery, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate - the 1960s A-list. Guests and Bunny Girls who were given green dots to wear were allowed upstairs to Stocks' many bedrooms. The drink and drugs flowed.

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Erin Morris,
'Bunny Mother'

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