Celebrity Guests

When I became "Bunny Deana" at the London Playboy Club in 1969, the club had only been open since 1966. Therefore, and right in the middle of the legendary "Swinging Sixties", the London Playboy Club was just about the most popular and desirable venue for celebrities to visit.

This meant that during any normal working day it would not be unusual for a Bunny to be serving food and drinks to famous individuals. The club was members-only, of course, so it gave those with recognizable faces some opportunity to be a little more private than might be possible elsewhere. I can remember seeing, serving and speaking to many celebrities, both 'superstar' status and those who were just well known. In no particular order, as they say, these included Michael Caine, John Cleese, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, DJs Tony Blackburn and Dave Lee Travis, Tom Jones, Lulu, Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, soccer legends George Best and Malcolm Allison, David Frost and
Raquel Welch.

I certainly remember the occasion when I and a few Bunny colleagues attended a casting session for Roman Polanski's 1971 film "Macbeth". It was a fun day out and made a change from the routine of work, but involved many hours of just hanging around, waiting for something to happen. In the end, my scenes never actually made it into the film. Oh well, back to work...  Close