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1/13 — Hugh Hefner and the famous NYC bunnies (1962)



Look Back at Hugh Hefner's Original NYC Playboy Club

Obviously controversial, arguably misogynistic, and undeniably iconic – The Playboy Club was a hallmark of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and created an icon out of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. In the aftermath of his recent passing, we look back on some of the most iconic vintage snaps that defined an era and created a golden age out of clubbing, debauchery, and luxury. Only able to be accessed with a personal key, the inner workings of the Playboy Club could only be analyzed through photography and through the testimonies of people who were there – both as guests, and bunnies themselves.

Flick through the gallery above to see all of the scandalous snaps from one of New York’s best-kept secrets.

Images via the Associated Press & Playboy Magazine

Stay tuned to Milk for more vintage throwbacks.

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