Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, January 23

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On this date in 1960, the first Playboy Club opened. And earlier this month, this year, the Richard Hunt sculpture of the magazine's iconic Rabbit Head was taken down from the lobby of the Chicago office, which will close completely April 30.

Here's a second view of the rabbit head sculpture coming down, juxtaposed with the intro from a vintage Playboy film. (Thanks, Dan!)

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