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Hugh Hefner's "The Big Bunny" , 1970

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 257, File 3

Scope and Contents

Items include:

  1. Color photocopy of front page of Professional Pilot, includes publisher Hugh Hefner, TV star Bill Cosby and Purdue Airlines President Joe Minton at Bunny Tail of Playboy DC-9 N950PB at ORD, vol. 4, no. 6, June 1970.
  2. "The Big Bunny Is Airborne: Hefner hosts press on inaugural flight," 1970. [includes color photos from a magazine article, no publication information available]
  3. "Look—Don't Touch – Playboy Plane Lease Pact For 2 Years Only," includes photograph with caption"…To be maintained and flown by Purdue Airlines crews…" 1970. [no publication information available]
  4. "Maggie Daly" column, Family Today, Chicago Today, Wednesday, February 11, 1970. [makes mention of Hugh Hefner's all black jet, $5.5 million, PB 950]
  5. "Airborne Playboy: Hefner Flies With Bed and Bunnies," 1970. [from a newspaper "Lifestyles" section, with detailed description of the interior, no publication information available]
  6. "the bunny jet set: high-flying cottontails undergo elaborate training," circa 1970. [page from unidentified magazine, includes color pictures of "the Big Bunny"]
  7. Black and white newspaper photograph, "Inside the Big Bunny," [UPI Telephoto, no publication information available]
  8. Playboy name badge for Mr. Joseph Minton, Purdue Airlines, circa 1970.
  9. "Security Around Playboy Plane Likened to Air Force One's," includes photo of Joseph P. Minton with a replica of the Playboy jet, with caption, "What Else But a Bunny?" circa 1970. [no publication information available]


  • 1970

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.182 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States