Playboy Club door bunny Bonnie Jo Halpin, March 31

When key-holders walked into the Playboy Club in Chicago on opening day in 1960, the first bunny they saw was Bonnie Jo Halpin. Halpin, who died in Chicago on March 31 at age 65, served as the prototype for the club's bunnies, who became symbols of the sexual revolution: a beautiful, petite brunette with a bubbly personality. She later helped open the Miami, New Orleans and New York Playboy clubs and appeared on the cover of the October 1962 issue of <I>Playboy</I>. She's shown here with the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner.

( Chicago Tribune/Courtesy of Kathryn Leigh Scott / April 30, 2004 )

When key-holders walked into the Playboy Club in Chicago on opening day in 1960, the first bunny they saw was Bonnie Jo Halpin. Halpin, who died in Chicago on March 31 at age 65, served as the prototype for the club's bunnies, who became symbols of the sexual revolution: a beautiful, petite brunette with a bubbly personality. She later helped open the Miami, New Orleans and New York Playboy clubs and appeared on the cover of the October 1962 issue of Playboy. She's shown here with the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner.

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