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Victor Aubrey Lownes

private club executive

Victor Aubrey Lownes, American private club executive. Member Phi Delta Theta.


Lownes, Victor Aubrey was born on April 17, 1928 in Buffalo. Son of Victor Aubrey and Winifred (Mark) Lownes.


Bachelor of Arts, University Chicago, 1951. Regional manager Silent Watchman, Chicago, 1951-1954. Freelance journalist, concert promoter, 1954.

Special projects director Playboy Magazine, HMH Public Company Inc., 1955, vice president, advertising promotion director, circulation promotion director, 1956-1962. Executive producer Playbody Jazz Festival, 1959. Associate producer Playboy's Penthouse television show, 1958-1959.

Promotion director Playboy Clubs International, 1959-1962, Show Business Illustrated, 1961-1962. President Playboy Club New York, 1963. Vice president, managing director Playboy Enterprises in Europe, 1964-1981.

Vice president, managing director international division Playboy Enterprises, 1969-1981. Senior vice president, managing director Playboy leisure activities group, also member office of president Playboy Enterprises, Inc., 1975, senior vice president, director, 1976-1981. President, managing director Playboy Clubs International Inc., 1976-1981.

Chairman, managing director Stocks Town & Country Club, London, since 1982.


Chairman, managing director Stocks Town & Country Club, London, since 1982.


  • Author: Playboy Extraordinary, 1982. The Day the Bunny Died, 1983.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.


The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


Member Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Queens, American (London).


  • Other Interests

    Fox hunting, skiing, tennis, art collecting, reading.


Married Judith Downs, September 22, 1946 (divorced 1955).; married Marilyn Mikala Cole, June 23, 1984. Children– Victor Aubrey, Meredith Ann.

Victor Aubrey Lownes

Winifred (Mark) Lownes

Judith Downs

Marilyn Mikala Cole

Victor Aubrey Lownes

Meredith Ann Lownes