By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Minton, Joseph P.
Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 10/13/2010
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Purdue University per deed of gift.
Acquisition Source: Donation received from Joseph P. Minton.
Processing Information: All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. Some newspaper clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.
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]