Playmate December 1974
December 1974
Janice Raymond
Big Bunny For The Big Bunny
playmate janice raymond, a stellar attraction of the los angeles hutch, is eager to become a jet bunny; at 5'10", she's used to heights

Janice Raymond is going places. We mean that both literally and figuratively, since she's been accepted as a Jet Bunny on the Big Bunny, Hugh M. Hefner's customized DC-9 -- the world's most opulent private plane -- and, at presstime, was about to begin training for her new job. Being a Jet Bunny will give Janice a break from her regular duties at the Los Angeles Playboy Club. She's been a Bunny for just over a year, and though she works only several evenings a week serving cocktails and food to keyholders, she finds it "hard work." That's partly because the statuesque 23-year-old has to fend off endless questions about her size: "Every single night, somebody will say, 'Can I ask you a personal question?' And I just say, 'I'm five, ten -- flat-footed.' Am I uptight about being tall? Well, I used to be, in high school -- but not now." Janice had no hesitation about becoming a Bunny; she had been driving a minibus at L.A.'s International Airport, taking customers to their rent-a-cars. "It was 40 hours a week, and I just drove in circles all day." But rent-a-cars are a thing of the past for Janice and she revels in the California lifestyle. It's about a 20-minute drive from the L.A. Club to the Playa del Rey apartment Janice shares with a girlfriend. On rainy days, she may busy herself about the pad, but if the sun's out, Janice -- who majored in physical education at Long Beach State -- is more likely to be found water-skiing or riding a bike around the beach. Or at a car race, such as the Riverside Grand Prix or the California 500. She's been watching the cars all her life, since her father -- who moved the family to the States from their native England when Janice was about two -- was a mechanic for Stirling Moss, Phil Hill and other auto-racing stars. Janice still has relatives in Britain; earlier this year, she spent a month with her aunt and uncle in Lancashire. "The countryside was gorgeous," she reports. "The people were more down-to-earth than they are in Los Angeles, and life was generally slower. It was really good, in a way. But, to tell the truth, I'd rather stay in California; as far as I'm concerned, this is utopia." Looking at Janice, we'd be inclined to agree.

--- Photography by Larry Dale Gordon

AMBITIONS
I'll continue to do some modeling, but I haven't decided on a career.

TURN-ONS
Water-skiing, nice surprises.

TURN-OFFS
Housework, disappointing men.

CLUB HOPPING
I'm a Bunny at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles.

FAVORITE FLICKS
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Exorcist."

DID YOU KNOW?
My father was the head racing mechanic for a lot of great drivers in the Fiftiess, and he went with them to break land-speed records on the salt flats.

HIGHER EDUCATION
I'm studying physical education at Long Beach State.

FAVORITE PERFORMERS
Don Rickles and Bob Hope.

I HOPE TO BE
Happy and healthy. Without those two, nothing else matters.

IN MY SPARE TIME
I water-ski as much as I possibly can. Eventually I would like to own a ski boat. If I'm not skiing, I'm sunbathing or having a drink with my friends. I hate being bored.

I'D LOVE TO MEET
Paul Newman, to see if he has the charm and sex appeal he projects on the screen.


Birth date and place

1951 in Lancashire, England

Hair Eyes Bust Waist Hips Height Weight
        38"   26"   38"   5' 10"   143 lbs
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