5 vintage pics from the original Playboy Club in New York City

2017-02-09 07:01

This article was first published on 9 February 2017. It has been republished following the news of the death of Hugh Hefner.

Cape Town – According to The New York Post the New York City Playboy club will reopen its doors, three decades after the original club closed its doors in Manhattan.

The club will have a lounge, restaurant, game room and the Bunnies will be wearing updated outfits.

The new club will open at the end of 2017 in a hotel a few blocks from Times Square.

Scratching around in the archives we stumbled upon some old pics from the original New York City Playboy Club.


1) The Bunnies of the Playboy Club, 5 East 59th Street, New York City.

2) 20 stick matchbook with glossy white exterior, 1954.

3) Playboy Bunnies (left to right): Jodi, Erika, Cathy, Marilyn and Marta, pose with Tony Roma, General Manager of the New York Club during a press conference.

4) Exterior of Hugh Hefner's 'Playboy Club' in midtown Manhattan, New York.

5) Bunny hostesses at the Playboy Club in New York. Churece Charbonneau, 22 (Left), and Sandra Gatz, 19.

(Photos: The New York Historical Society, Keystone Features, New York City)

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