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Look: Vintage Photos Of Playboy Bunnies

Look: Vintage Photos Of Playboy Bunnies
The Playboy Bunny costume -- with its shiny satin bustier and floppy-eared head gear -- has become an iconic part of America's pop culture history. Ever since Hugh Hefner and Playboy executive Victor Lownes recruited Zelda Wynn Valdes to design the rabbit-inspired outfit, it's morphed into a recognizable symbol for Hefner's formidable media empire.

While it seems like just yesterday that the great Gloria Steinem donned the uniform in order to write her explosive expose on the wonder that was the Playboy Club, "A Bunny's Tale," the costume has actually been around for more than 50 years. In fact, Barbara Walters modeled the tail and ears back in 1962 for a segment on the "Today Show."

We recently came across a treasure trove of images that reveal the retro glory of the original bunny costumes. Whether you like the tight, skin-baring ensembles or not, it's difficult to deny the overwhelming allure of the design.
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Steinem Urges Boycott Against Playboy Club Series

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Steinem Urges Boycott Against Playboy Club Series
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called for a boycott against upcoming TV series The Playboy Club after working at the venue in her 20s.

Steinem worked as a Playboy Bunny in the New York City chain while writing an expose about the treatment of women in Hugh Hefner's clubs.

Now Steinem is urging audiences to avoid the forthcoming TV series, which stars Amber Heard and is based on the first Playboy Club in Chicago, Illinois.

The political activist tells Reuters, "It was the tackiest place on earth. I expect that The Playboy Club (TV show) will be a net minus and I hope people boycott it. It's just not telling the truth about the era...

"I just know that over the years, women have called me and told me horror stories of what they experienced at the Playboy Club and at the Playboy Mansion."

Steinem's account of the Playboy Clubs was made into the 1985 movie A Bunny's Tale, starring Kirstie Alley as Steinem.

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