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Playboy's Penthouse T.V. Party (variety, hosted by Hugh Heffner)

    (Syndicated, 1959 - 1960)

    [aka: "Playboy's Penthouse";

     This was the first of two series attempted by the Editor
     of Playboy magazine ("Penthouse" magazine hadn't arrived.)
     Various young women ("Bunnies") provided cocktails to the
     guests in the background of the living room set, as a low-key
     series of guest discussions and musical performances took
     place -- a kind of "Tonight" show in pajamas, it never
     took off. (Perhaps Heff just wasn't a Johnny Carson.)

     In 1969, Heffner tried again with a similar variety
     show in a party setting, called "Playboy After Dark"...]

Theme: "Playboy's Theme (from the 'Playboy's Penthouse T.V. Party')"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright; ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Pinball Playboy";
     aka: "Playboy's Theme";
     a vocal lyric was added but the name was still the same]

     Composers: music by Cy Coleman (ASCAP), with
                lyric added by Carolyn Leigh (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Edwin H. Morris & Company, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: Edwin H. Morris & Company, Inc.  (ASCAP)
                        c/o MPL Communications, Inc.
                        of New York, NY; and
                      Notable Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                         % WB Music Corporation, 
                         a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                         of Los Angeles, CA 

     Instrumental Copyright Date: Jan.  4, 1960; Eu 608 106.
     Instrumental Renewal   Date: Jan. 15, 1988; RE-376-725.

     Vocal Copyright Date: March 14, 1960; EP 139 129.
     Vocal Renewal   Date: Jan.   7, 1988; RE-368-644.

     Recordings:



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