A Brief History of the Playboy Club

Playboy Club
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Bunny Origins
The iconic Playboy Bunny outfit was the idea Victor Lownes' girlfriend Ilsa Taurins, who recommended using the magazine's bunny logo for inspiration for the costume. Hefner reportedly rejected the idea until Taurins walked in a few days later, wearing a satin one-piece, a fluffy tail and bunny ears. Hefner was persuaded, and the bunny outfit soon became America's first ever officially trademarked uniform.

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