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Click HERE to see the contents of an envelope containing a membership solicitation for Atlanta's Playboy Club.

When the Playboy Cub opened its doors in Atlanta in 1965, it provided Atlantans with a chic downtown party spot in which they could indulge their Hugh Hefner-fueled fantasies.  It was  an exclusive place, though, and if you weren't a member or the guest of a member you were stuck outside wondering what you were missing.

Opening in March of 1965  in the  Dinkler Plaza hotel at 99 Luckie Street, the Playboy Club drew upon a sophisticated crowd of conventioneers, athletes, and local businessmen for its customer base.  The club featured entertainers like Dean Martin, Frankie Avalon, and George Burns according to a Creative Loafing article that has changed its URL frequently over the last couple of months.

Here is some Playboy Club news from the Summer 1966 issue of VIP The Playboy Club magazine.

Date:  02/18/65

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GSU FILE:  N33-37a

 

                    

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TOP PHOTO COURTESY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPT, PULLEN LIBRARY, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The building that housed the Playboy Club still stands, but it is no longer the Dinkler Plaza.  Today, it is the Quality Hotel. 

Date:  04/24/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

   

 

Here are a couple of scans of a Playboy matchbook cover, courtesy of Mike W.

 

 

 

 

 

                     

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