Hugh Hefner crowns the Bunny of the Year

Hugh Hefner (right, in 1970s haircut) looks on as Barbara Patterson is named the winner of the Playboy "Bunny of the Year" Pageant in 1976. The event was televised on ABC TV. Hefner holds his signature pipe (and dig those frilly cuffs). Hefner was born in 1926 and died in 2017; he turned 50 the year this photo was taken.

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