The Playboy Boy: bunny costume in green satin, with matching tail, collar and cuffs
Lot 139
The Playboy Club, London: An original late 1960s/ early 1970s bunny costume, in green coloured satin, with matching tail, collar and cuffs,
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Playboy Boy, London: An original late 1960s/ early 1970s bunny costume  in green coloured satin, with matching tail, collar and cuffs,
Lot Details
The Playboy Club, London: An original late 1960s/ early 1970s bunny costume,
in green coloured satin, with matching tail, collar and cuffs,
the boned bodice corset, with laced detail to hips; the collar and cuffs of white cotton fabric; the tail of faux fur; name badge edge with purple coloured satin (ears missing), together with a 'Christmas 1972/ New Year 1973' Playtime magazine and a copy of '50 Years of the Playboy Bunny' by Hugh Hefner and Josh Robertson with cover illustrating a bunny wearing a similar satin costume

Footnotes

  • This green satin costume is the original 1960s style Playboy bunny costume. The costume evolved throughout the club's history, however it is this type of satin boned basque which has come to most to represent the Playboy bunny look.

    The illustration in the catalogue shows bunny 'Brenda' dancing in the Playboy Club, London circa 1969/70 wearing this outfit. Bunnys were allowed to dance on their breaks in the club, however they were not allowed to dance with customers due to the strict code of conduct.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Stephanie Connell
    Specialist - Entertainment Memorabilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, SW7 1HH
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7393 3844
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3873