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Inside Hugh Hefner’s private Playboy jet The Big Bunny behind in a 1960s

November 28th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Hugh Hefner bought his possess private jet in a late 1960s and customised it to be a ideal mile-high celebration venue
  • He paid $5.5 million (£3.65 million) for a widen DC-9 and kitted it out with a shower, TV room and oppulance bedroom
  • Instead of bill airline food, Hefner and his luminary clientèle dined on lobster and fry beef in a loll area  
  • Elvis Presley borrowed a aircraft and it was used to float orphans to a US when a Vietnam War ended

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In a late 1960s Hugh Hefner was in his primary and his repository sovereignty was during a rise with around a entertain of US college group reading Playboy any month. 

What else would an impracticable repository publisher wish to do than buy his possess hulk private jet to live out a A-list lifestyle?

Naming a craft The Big Bunny, Hefner proceeded to renovate a $5.5 million (£3.65 million) stretch DC-9 into his dream celebration jet, with on house showers, a turn bed lonesome in fur and even a disco area for Mile High soirées.

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Playboy Bunnies hail Hugh Hefner on a initial moody of his new DC-9 jetliner, The Big Bunny, Mar 17, 1970

Playboy Bunnies hail Hugh Hefner on a initial moody of his new DC-9 jetliner, The Big Bunny, Mar 17, 1970

This was no normal jet, that was transparent from a impulse we were greeted by a atmosphere hostesses on a tarmac, who wore bunny ears and tails

This was no normal jet, that was transparent from a impulse we were greeted by a atmosphere hostesses on a tarmac, who wore bunny ears and tails

The Playboy repository publisher can be seen with his then-girlfriend, singer Barbara Benton, and other playmates nearing during Le Bourget airport

The Playboy repository publisher can be seen with his then-girlfriend, singer Barbara Benton, and other playmates nearing during Le Bourget airport

Door to doorway luxury: Hugh Hefner leaves a comfort of his private jet in his Mercedes Benz limousine

Door to doorway luxury: Hugh Hefner leaves a comfort of his private jet in his Mercedes Benz limousine

This was no normal jet, that became apparent from a impulse guest were greeted by a atmosphere hostesses on a tarmac. 

Girls were lerned during a Continental Airlines’ stewardess propagandize and unsurprisingly were bunnies who had worked at Playboy clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. 

And there were no shabby hats or frowzy skirts on this drifting celebration plane, with specifically designed uniforms featuring leatherette black mini dresses. 

Of march bunny ears and tails were partial of a accessories, along with black boots and white scarves temperament a Playboy logo. 

‘Stewardesses used to demeanour like Bond Girls; now they demeanour like your mother,’ Hefner wrote in a Wall Street Journal. ‘The Jet Bunnies’ costumes were really James Bond-like.’

Instead of mass-produced bill airline food, Hefner and his luminary clientèle dined on lobster and fry beef in the 38-passenger plane’s loll area. 

There was even a bar and a cinema area, so a Playboy owner could be entirely entertained for a generation of a journey.

And while a celebration raged inside, a bunny pointer bright a night skies, as spotlights on a wing tips gimlet a iconic rabbit. 

Hefner even had special accede from a Federal supervision to paint a craft black so it stood out from other jets.

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Playboy sovereignty lord Hugh Hefner poses with dual of a Jet Bunnies on a vast 6 feet by 8 feet elliptical bed. The room featured in Hefner's private buliding in a back territory of a plane

Playboy sovereignty lord Hugh Hefner poses with dual of a Jet Bunnies on a vast 6 feet by 8 feet elliptical bed. The room featured in Hefner’s private buliding in a back territory of a plane

Naming a craft The Big Bunny, Hefner proceeded to renovate a $5.5 million (£3.65 million) widen DC-9 into his dream celebration jet, with on house showers, a turn bed lonesome in fur and even a disco area for Mile-High soirées

Naming a craft The Big Bunny, Hefner proceeded to renovate a $5.5 million (£3.65 million) widen DC-9 into his dream celebration jet, with on house showers, a turn bed lonesome in fur and even a disco area for Mile-High soirées

Never out of touch: Seated in rear-of-plane bedroom Hefner and one of a atmosphere stewardess bunnies try out a plane's phone Never out of touch: Seated in rear-of-plane bedroom Hefner and one of a atmosphere stewardess bunnies try out a plane's phone

Never out of touch: Seated in rear-of-plane bedroom Hefner and one of a atmosphere stewardess bunnies try out a aircraft’s phone

Hefner had special accede from a Federal supervision to paint a craft black so that it stood out from other jets

Hefner had special accede from a Federal supervision to paint a craft black so that it stood out from other jets

There was even a bar and a cinema area, so a Playboy owner could be entirely entertained for a generation of a journey There was even a bar and a cinema area, so a Playboy owner could be entirely entertained for a generation of a journey

There was even a bar and a cinema area, so a Playboy owner could be entirely entertained for a generation of any journey

Business and pleasure: A press discussion takes place with a series of reporters in a loll area of a DC-9 jetliner 

Business and pleasure: A press discussion takes place with a series of reporters in a loll area of a DC-9 jetliner 

Instead of mass-produced bill airline food, Hefner and his luminary clientèle dined on lobster and fry beef in a 38-passenger plane's loll area

Instead of mass-produced bill airline food, Hefner and his luminary clientèle dined on lobster and fry beef in a 38-passenger plane’s loll area

Hugh Hefner and partner Barbi Benton are served by NY Playboy Club Bunny Cheri on attainment during La Guardia aboard a Big Bunny

Hugh Hefner and partner Barbi Benton are served by NY Playboy Club Bunny Cheri on attainment during La Guardia aboard a Big Bunny

While dating his then-girlfriend, Barbi Benton, a span visited Germany, Kenya, London, and Monte Carlo, Spain, Kenya, and Italy with friends that included film executive Roman Polanski (right)

While dating his then-girlfriend, Barbi Benton, a span visited Germany, Kenya, London, and Monte Carlo, Spain, Kenya, and Italy with friends that included film executive Roman Polanski (right)

Hefner had a oppulance bedroom on house that featured silk and fur covers, and there were also showers and a powder room for freshening up. 

For 6 years a Big Bunny was used for transporting a publisher between his homes in Los Angeles and Chicago, along with going on holidays around a world. 

While dating his then-girlfriend, Barbi Benton, a span visited Germany, Kenya, London, Monte Carlo, Spain, Kenya, and Italy with friends.

‘It was a good fondle and it was a good present to give. we lent it to Elvis Presley to fly to concerts and we lent it to Yul Brynner,’ he said. 

And it wasn’t only celebrities who got to float in a private jet. When a Vietnam War was entrance to a close, Hefner pronounced his craft could be used for assisting float around 40 orphaned babies from San Francisco to their adoptive relatives opposite America. 

Forget little screens on a backs of seats, a plane's film room authorised guest to relax in character as they soared by a skies 

Forget little screens on a backs of seats, a plane’s film room authorised guest to relax in character as they soared by a skies 

There were no shabby hats or frowzy skirts for atmosphere hostesses on this drifting celebration plane, with specifically designed uniforms featuring leatherette black mini dresses

There were no shabby hats or frowzy skirts for atmosphere hostesses on this drifting celebration plane, with specifically designed uniforms featuring leatherette black mini dresses

Air hostesses relax in a plane's loll that was flashy in orange chair fabric, dim timber and a brownish-red carpet Air hostesses relax in a plane's bedroom that was flashy in orange chair fabric, dim timber and a brownish-red carpet

Air hostesses relax in a plane’s loll (left) and bedroom (right) that was flashy in orange chair fabric, dim timber and a brownish-red carpet

For 6 years a Big Bunny was used for transporting a publisher between his homes in Los Angeles and Chicago, along with going on holidays around a world

For 6 years a Big Bunny was used for transporting a publisher between his homes in Los Angeles and Chicago, along with going on holidays around a world

And while a celebration raged inside, a bunny pointer bright a night skies, as spotlights on a wing tips gimlet a iconic rabbit And while a celebration raged inside, a bunny pointer bright a night skies, as spotlights on a wing tips gimlet a iconic rabbit

And while a celebration raged on inside, a bunny pointer bright a night skies, as spotlights on a wing tips gimlet a iconic rabbit

Once Hefner splashed out on his famous Playboy palace in LA in 1971, his need for a celebration jet lessened.  

The black jet took to a skies until 1975, when it was bought by Venezuela Airlines, and after flew as a blurb airliner for Aeromexico until 2004. 

Hefner pronounced in a WSJ: ‘When anyone asks me if we ever skip a plane, we reply, ‘Only when we fly.’

Bunny life: Hefner poses with some of a women who worked on house a black jet, all wearing a heading white Playboy scarf

Bunny life: Hefner poses with some of a women who worked on house a black jet, all wearing a heading white Playboy scarf

Playboy Bunny Marty binds a  indication of a DC9 that was to be built for Playboy editor Hugh Hefner during a cost of $5 million

Playboy Bunny Marty binds a indication of a DC9 that was to be built for Playboy editor Hugh Hefner during a cost of $5 million

Hefner pronounced that whenever anyone asks me if he ever misses his oppulance plane, he replies, 'Only when we fly'

Hefner pronounced that whenever anyone asks me if he ever misses his oppulance plane, he replies, ‘Only when we fly’


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