Saturday, October 19, 2013

Playboy Bunny-ish

Today the term Playboy Bunny has become synonymous with any woman who has graced the pages of Playboy magazine, but not so in the 1960s.  Back then a Bunny was merely a (very well-trained) cocktail waitress in one of the 20 Playboy Clubs that opened before 1970.

In order to become a Playboy Bunny in 1960 women went through a careful audition process, underwent thorough screening, and extremely strict training.  Bunnies were required to know 143 different brands of liquor and 20 separate garnishes for said liquor and mixed drinks.  They had to master various maneuvers such as the "Bunny Stance", "Bunny Perch", and the "Bunny Dip".  By and large, dating or mingling with customers was strictly verboten.  All the while, strict regulations as to their appearance (and all of the previously mentioned) were enforced by Playboy Club employees in the guise of patrons...Bunnies in violation would either be given demerits or fired on the spot.

Only one out of every two to three thousand applicants went on to become Bunnies....those who made the cut would often earn 10 to 15 time that of the average cocktail waitress of the era.  Only a small number of waitresses (less than 1%) went on to pose for the actual magazine.

This one is also on deviantART for AtomicTiki's 2013 Bunny Girl Jam.

Original Sketch by Grim / TheFuckingDevil
Colors by Phillipthe2


  1. Heh, this reminds me of something that was done for me.