Article: 19791001095

Title: Bunnies of '79

19791001095
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Bunnies of '79
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With New Playboy Clubs opening overseas--most recently in Manila and in Nagoya, Japan--our Bunnies are, more than ever, standard-bearers of a far-flung Playboy empire. The plush Manila Club opened late last year to a celebrity-studded crush of well-wishers, including Imelda Marcos, wife of the president of the Philippines. In addition to a spectacular disco, the Club offers a cornucopia of fun in two bars, two (text continued on page 165) game rooms, a library, a sauna, a whirlpool and a fully equipped gym. In Japan, the Nagoya Club has joined sister hutches in Tokyo and Osaka. Before Playboy's arrival this July, the area around Nagoya was best known as the home of the cultured pearl; a full-scale Bunny hunt, we're told, uncovered more than one pearl to staff our newest Club. Future plans call for another Pacific Playboy outpost--in Hawaii. Negotiations are now under way for a suitable island location.
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With New Playboy Clubs opening overseas--most recently in Manila and in Nagoya, Japan--our Bunnies are, more than ever, standard-bearers of a far-flung Playboy empire. The plush Manila Club opened late last year to a celebrity-studded crush of well-wishers, including Imelda Marcos, wife of the president of the Philippines. In addition to a spectacular disco, the Club offers a cornucopia of fun in two bars, two (text continued on page 165) game rooms, a library, a sauna, a whirlpool and a fully equipped gym. In Japan, the Nagoya Club has joined sister hutches in Tokyo and Osaka. Before Playboy's arrival this July, the area around Nagoya was best known as the home of the cultured pearl; a full-scale Bunny hunt, we're told, uncovered more than one pearl to staff our newest Club. Future plans call for another Pacific Playboy outpost--in Hawaii. Negotiations are now under way for a suitable island location.

(concluded on page 224) Bunnies of '79 (continued from page 165)

Checking out the Bunnies back home, we found a profusion of talented cottontails with interests as disparate as law school and Charlie's Angels. As a matter of fact, we've been harboring quite a few Bunnies in sheepskin. Chicago's Maynell Thomas, a February graduate of DePaul University law school, is now working for a Los Angeles legal firm that specializes in the entertainment industry. L.A.'s Kat Flores, who already has an undergraduate degree in criminology, started law school this fall. Meanwhile, Dallas Bunny Karen Criswell continues to plug away at her legal studies. Karen's dad is a Dallas celebrity, TV anchor man John Criswell. Back in Los Angeles, Janette Salerno, R.N., is working on an advanced degree in coronary care; Toyce Ken is also back in school, working on an advanced degree in management.

When she's not Bunny Dipping at the Los Angeles Club, dancer Denise Gallardo performs in television shows, including Leif Garrett and Barry Manilow specials. Another L.A. Bunny, Betty Jean Samuelson, appeared in a Charlie's Angels episode. Judy Bruno and Beverly Whatley regularly sing in the New York Club's Talent Showcase, and Chicago's hutch boasts warbler Rose Dorsey. Cincinnati's Patti Seaman is eying a career as a symphonic flutist. Both our Great Gorge Resort and Country Club and the New York Club have booked Great Gorge Bunny Alyson Michaels for singing engagements, while Bunny Marion Watson often sings in Dallas.

Benefits and other events tend to keep the Bunnies, um, hopping in their off-duty hours. This year, they competed in countless basketball, donkey-baseball and even football games to support numerous causes ranging from the Save-a-Pet movement to a children's hospital. A segment of a CBS-TV Sports Spectacular, The World's Strongest Men (scheduled for late September), features Los Angeles Bunnies--700 pounds' worth--in a contest called Girl Lift. Strong men had to raise a platform full of Bunnies in what another network might call the agony and the ecstasy.

But our L.A. Bunnies were at their most inspiring when, to benefit Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, the national college fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon rolled a beer keg 3224 miles from Boston to Century City. What was waiting at the end of the trail to encourage the TEKEs to reach their goal? Well, you can bet it wasn't warm, well-churned beer, but a welcoming committee of Bunnies from the Los Angeles Playboy Club. To them and to the hundreds of other Bunnies around the globe, a toast: ¡Sàlud! Prosit! Skoal! Kampài!

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Miami-born Laura Jordan (left) now works as a Bunny in New York--the best place, she figures, to further her theatrical career.
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Next time you visit the Chicago Playboy Club, you may be greeted by the dazzling smile of Door Bunny Beth Mpistolarides (above), whose dad, George, has worked as an engineer on Playboy's building-services staff for many years. Thanks for keeping Playboy in the family, George.
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A Japanese-French--Cherokee Indian gene pool yielded Dallas Bunny Akemi Crockett (below), who's on the Club's softball team.
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Great Gorge Bunny Kim Bateman (above) makes life a picnic. A sports enthusiast, Kim spends a lot of time outdoors; so does the St. Louis Club's Patti Duggan (left), a tennis and volleyball freak. Somehow, our photographer managed to lure her indoors for a shooting.
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Great Gorge Bunny Kim Bateman (above) makes life a picnic. A sports enthusiast, Kim spends a lot of time outdoors; so does the St. Louis Club's Patti Duggan (left), a tennis and volleyball freak. Somehow, our photographer managed to lure her indoors for a shooting.
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You might say Los Angeles Bunny Michelle Palombi (above) has showbiz in her blood--her dad's musical director of Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel. Michelle came to Playboy from the Hallelujah Hollywood review at the MGM Grand Hotel in Vegas. Christi Jost (below left), from Lake Geneva, prefers her men to be quiet. How about a nice quiet editor, Christi? Cincinnati Bunny Carol Stapleton (below right) hates fat, loves Porsches.
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You might say Los Angeles Bunny Michelle Palombi (above) has showbiz in her blood--her dad's musical director of Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel. Michelle came to Playboy from the Hallelujah Hollywood review at the MGM Grand Hotel in Vegas. Christi Jost (below left), from Lake Geneva, prefers her men to be quiet. How about a nice quiet editor, Christi? Cincinnati Bunny Carol Stapleton (below right) hates fat, loves Porsches.
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You might say Los Angeles Bunny Michelle Palombi (above) has showbiz in her blood--her dad's musical director of Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel. Michelle came to Playboy from the Hallelujah Hollywood review at the MGM Grand Hotel in Vegas. Christi Jost (below left), from Lake Geneva, prefers her men to be quiet. How about a nice quiet editor, Christi? Cincinnati Bunny Carol Stapleton (below right) hates fat, loves Porsches.
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Dallas Bunny Ruby Walker (above) paints, jogs, plays squash and acts. If she doesn't like something, she'll let you know: "I'm remarkably candid," she observes. Below left, Miami Bunny Gale Lotterhand, who has studied fashion design, admires the stitch of her sweater.
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Below right, Dallas Bunnies Suzanne Miller (left), a magic buff, and Thressa Ratliff, who's also assistant manager of the Club, make waves in a hot tub.
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Below right, Dallas Bunnies Suzanne Miller (left), a magic buff, and Thressa Ratliff, who's also assistant manager of the Club, make waves in a hot tub.
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When she's not on duty at the New York Club, Bunny Marina Thompson (right) moves in disco roller-skating circles.
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At 5'2" and 98 pounds, Cincinnati Bunny Kym Donaldson (above left) proves a little can go a very long way. Check out the Bunny with the ears (top right). Look familiar? She's August Playmate Dorothy Stratten, at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles' Century City. Phoenix Bunny Tanya Jones (above right) collects fans and baskets; broad-minded about most things, Tanya tells us she just can't tolerate litterbugs.
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At 5'2" and 98 pounds, Cincinnati Bunny Kym Donaldson (above left) proves a little can go a very long way. Check out the Bunny with the ears (top right). Look familiar? She's August Playmate Dorothy Stratten, at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles' Century City. Phoenix Bunny Tanya Jones (above right) collects fans and baskets; broad-minded about most things, Tanya tells us she just can't tolerate litterbugs.
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At 5'2" and 98 pounds, Cincinnati Bunny Kym Donaldson (above left) proves a little can go a very long way. Check out the Bunny with the ears (top right). Look familiar? She's August Playmate Dorothy Stratten, at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles' Century City. Phoenix Bunny Tanya Jones (above right) collects fans and baskets; broad-minded about most things, Tanya tells us she just can't tolerate litterbugs.
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Making rugs, sewing and cooking are big hits with Cincinnati Bunny Bonnie Hoobler (left). She may sound like a homebody, but Bonnie really wants to travel. London Bunny Linda Datson (above) aims at opening her own fashion shop; Osaka's Miyuki Kishimae (below right) paints in her spare time. Like Bonnie, Miyuki wants to see the world. Maybe the two should meet halfway and globe-hop together.
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Making rugs, sewing and cooking are big hits with Cincinnati Bunny Bonnie Hoobler (left). She may sound like a homebody, but Bonnie really wants to travel. London Bunny Linda Datson (above) aims at opening her own fashion shop; Osaka's Miyuki Kishimae (below right) paints in her spare time. Like Bonnie, Miyuki wants to see the world. Maybe the two should meet halfway and globe-hop together.
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Making rugs, sewing and cooking are big hits with Cincinnati Bunny Bonnie Hoobler (left). She may sound like a homebody, but Bonnie really wants to travel. London Bunny Linda Datson (above) aims at opening her own fashion shop; Osaka's Miyuki Kishimae (below right) paints in her spare time. Like Bonnie, Miyuki wants to see the world. Maybe the two should meet halfway and globe-hop together.
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British-born Bunny Teresa Irwin (above) finds it difficult to pursue her former pastime of ice skating in tropical Nassau, where she's a Croupier Bunny in Playboy's Casino. So she's taken up snorkeling. Chicago's Janis lacovone (right) favors champagne--and pinball.
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British-born Bunny Teresa Irwin (above) finds it difficult to pursue her former pastime of ice skating in tropical Nassau, where she's a Croupier Bunny in Playboy's Casino. So she's taken up snorkeling. Chicago's Janis lacovone (right) favors champagne--and pinball.
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Angela Haji-Sophocleous (left), who's a croupier at Playboy's Manchester, England, Casino, claims her hobbies include "dancing and men." Next dance is ours.
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Here's looking at New York Bunny Reily Rehn (left)--from both sides now. A typical New Yorker, Reily runs to the theater or the movies whenever she has a chance.
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It's a wonder the Dallas Cowboys ever make it to a game when beauties like Keri Korras (below) staff the Dallas Playboy Club--which happens to be in the Cowboys Building. Keri, a model, studies drama.
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