Tarmac Bunnies

Dolly Read (second from left) and four other English women, flown to the USA (in costume!) to train as “Playboy Bunnies” for London’s Playboy Club which opened in 1966. Dolly Read moved to Hollywood, starred in Beyond The Valley of The Dolls, and married American comedian Dick Martin.  

Dolly and the Beyond the Valley of The Dolls dolls

Sam:  How did you get the lead in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? Dolly:  I had an old brown push button Dodge Dart and I was going up Peco Boulevard in Beverly Hills, where 20th Century Fox is, and I was literally poor. I looked up and there was a big billboard that was…