The New York Playboy Club in Manhattan opened in December 1962. The new venue interviewed around 3,000 young women before selecting 135 mostly 18-25 year olds. Playboy Magazine founder and editor Hugh Hefner's brother Keith was in charge of training novice Bunnies. Among the most essential requirements was learning the Bunny Dip. This maneuver was practiced time after time to assure perfection. Bunny Mother Howard gave personal instructions to ensure that customers wouldn't see the club's Bunnies bending over a table. The awkwardness of a potential faux pas obsessed Bunny Mothers at Playboy Clubs nationwide.