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LAURA RICHMOND

Miss September 1988
25 May 1997

moderator
Hello everyone. Thanks for being here. We've got about ten minutes.
moderator
Laura Richmond is here and were getting set. Five minutes and we begin!
moderator
Good evening everyone. Welcome to tonights chat with Laura Richmond, Miss September 1988.
Rogerrabbit
Jessica, uh, that is Laura, have you ever been to toontown? (I'm your biggest fan)
Laurarichmond
smiles.
Laurarichmond
I made a cassette tape for a drive called "Jessica goes to Toontown." It was driving music for my trip to Toontown.
Dominique
Hi Laura! You haven't been in the Playboy pages for a while. What have you been doing lately?
Laurarichmond
Going to paralegal school and working as a paralegal.
Jgreely
You were born in Fort Dix. Were you a military brat?
Laurarichmond
Yes. I was born on an airforce base.
Jgreely
Have you found the perfect job you were looking for?
Laurarichmond
Yes. I've wanted to be a paralegal for the last year. It's a great job. I love it.
Utntour02n
Are you still building furniture for yourself?
Laurarichmond
smirks.
Laurarichmond
Yes, I still build furniture for myself.
Wil
"The Playmate Book" said you had been involved in a serious accident. Are you fully recovered (we all hope)?
Laurarichmond
Actually, I'm one of the few people who have lost their olfactory nerve stemming from this accident. So now I am unable to smell ever again. Me and Hakeem know how it is. It has made me appreciate life a little more.
Aaalooker
Comment: Redheads are knock-outs!! :):)
Jae68
You are the prettiest redhead I've ever seen. Do you consider being a redhead a blessing or a curse in your life?
Laurarichmond
Thank you aaalooker!
Laurarichmond
blushes!
Laurarichmond
A blessingI feel special and I get noticed a lot. It's been an honor because it's been passed on every other generation in my family. And it got me a layout in Playboy Magazine!
Rochvail
What do you consider as your biggest accomplishment?
Laurarichmond
Being at the top of the paralegal class with NO legal experience.
Laurarichmond
swells with pride!
Jgreely
Will you be at any of the Glamouron shows this year, so we can see how terrific you (still) look?
Laurarichmond
I don't know if I'll make them, but I'm more than happy to sign photos if you send them to me. You can send them care of Playmate Promotions.
Utntour02n
You mentioned Hakeem, are we to assume you're a Rockets fan, and how do you rate their chances in the playoffs?
Laurarichmond
YES, YES, YES!!! I'm surprised that they made it this far but remember we're "clutch city".
Winstonrat
What was it like working at "Kerrrangg"?
Laurarichmond
It was great.The guys there were hilarious. My nickname was "The Wicked Wicked Wicked Child." I got it because I was a woman, I was very bold and up front, and I tried to push my way up so they called me this with a smile.
Jgreely
Do you still get a lot of fan mail?
Laurarichmond
Yes, I haven't answered it yet.I feel sooo guilty. I still have it and I swear that I will answer it soon!
Dominique
Do you still write?
Laurarichmond
No, I'm spending all my time on my sample legal memorandum. No more creative writing.
Laurarichmond
sighs
Jgreely
Have you met the man of your dreams, or is there still hope for the rest of us? :-)
Laurarichmond
Yeah I kinda think so. He's shorter than me, he likes to act like a rabbit, we call each other honey bunny The next time I see him I'm going to make him a carrot cake. Hee, hee. But he hasn't called in 2 days so he's in a little bit of trouble right now.
Laurarichmond
smiles.
Wil
Are you still a 40's sort of gal, as you portrayed yourself in your video?
Laurarichmond
Oh yes.I just rented the movie "Swing Kids". I'm learning how to do the Lindy Hop, which is a dance from the 30's..and I feel like dancing more often now. I love it!
Dominique
You listed "Mass-transit systems" as a turn-on. WHY? Because you like to stay in line?
Laurarichmond
Because before you get to work you can read the paper and relax and you get some exercise walking to the train. Also, remember "Risky Business"?
I would love to do an AmTrak trip all across the country. I took a train from LA to San Fran which was really fun.
Rochvail
Did any old boyfriends call you up after your Playmate appearance?
Laurarichmond
Yes. One called me up 8 years later and one called me 9 years later. They congratulated me and wanted to renew the friendship.
Wil
Did you become a celebrity at Occidental when your centerfold appeared?
Laurarichmond
No. They were very cool and still treated me like a student. They were super shy and some people who knew pretended that they didn't.
Jgreely
Are you a newcomer to the Internet? Have you searched for yourself?
Laurarichmond
I am still a newcomer. Once at work I was searching for centerfolds and my boss walked in...I had to try to cover the screen and he didn't see what it was I was looking for.
Laurarichmond
(whew)
Jae68
Do you have a Web page up?
Laurarichmond
Nope. But, of course you can see me on the Cyber Club.
Jgreely
Do you freckle, burn, or tan?
Laurarichmond
Freckle and burn. I get like a lobster!
Rochvail
What was your family's reaction to your decision to pose for Playboy?
Laurarichmond
My mother said "But what if you want to marry someone whose family would oppose to you appearing in Playboy?" I said "Well, then I guess I wouldn't want to marry him?" My father's side of the family are Baptists and they haven't said a word to me about it.
Wil
Are you friends with any other Playmates?
Laurarichmond
Not anymore. I don't have the chance to talk to them anymore.
Dominique
What kind of books do you read? Which book is your favorite?
Laurarichmond
My favorite 3 books are "Lolita," "Gone With The Wind," and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." Right now I'm reading "How Texas Businesses Are Run." Very exciting!
Gstroker
By posing for Playboy, has it hindered any job opportunities?
Laurarichmond
No, only when they find out do they treat me differently so I don't bring it up.
Dominique
Would you pose again if Playboy asked?
Laurarichmond
I don't think that it would fit in with my life right now.
Aaalooker
What qualities do you look for in a man?
Laurarichmond
Acting like a rabbit is high on the list.:)I like cute guys that I can cuddle with. Guys that don't take their image too seriously. Smart, definitely. And they like to work out.
Rochvail
What is the perfect date for you?
Laurarichmond
To go swing dancing, and if I like the guy, a make-out session is nice. And if I really like him, go to the store and buy a bottle of red wine.
Wil
What was your most fun experience as a Playmate?
Laurarichmond
Flying to Japan. There was a TV show with worlds most unusual people. They told me that I had the most unusual eyes. I got to go to a Japanese nightclub with the worlds tallest twins.
Claus
Does your dreamdate still involve matching motorcycles ?
Laurarichmond
No. After the car accident, I don't really ride in the fast lane anymore.
Utntour02n
How do guys react when they learn you have a degree in English and comparative literature?
Laurarichmond
They ask me about books. It's embarrassing because I've forgotten what I've learned in school after all this time!
Aaalooker
Laura, do you feel comfortable or nervous in front of the camera?
Laurarichmond
Very comfortable.I've never shy about pictures. Never been shy.
moderator
Your three favorite movies ("101 Dalmatians," "Death Race 2000," and "Gone With the Wind") are seemingly unrelated. Is there a common thread in your mind?
Laurarichmond
"Gone With The Wind" is my favorite movie because it shows how a woman can come from nothing and get what she wants. And "101 Dalmatians" and "Death Race 2000" were just really fun movies.
My new favorites are "Carmen," "When Harry Met Sally," "Shine," and "Trainspotting."
Rochvail
What is the lamest first line you've heard?
Laurarichmond
"Do you remember me?"
Wil
When did you become a Playboy fan, and when did you decide to become a Playmate?
Laurarichmond
I was a Playboy fan in 1987, I was living in LA and I had a friend tell me to send in photos. That's when I started collecting all things Playboy.
Rochvail
What's on your agenda in the next few days?
Laurarichmond
I'm going to visit relatives and give my family lots of hugs because I haven't seen them for awhile. And to read four chapters of my homework, shave my legs, you get the drift.
Claus
Today how would you complete the sentence "Redheads are...
Laurarichmond
Redheads are special and the more you make fun of them the more they're going to feel special.
Wil
What are your long-term ambitions (other than becoming a paralegal)?
Laurarichmond
Finding a husband, having 2.5 kids and a dog, getting a Range Rover a Lexus for the weekdays and to get my pilots license!
David2
It's been almost ten years since your centerfold.. has anyone off the street recognized you recently and asked if you were a Playmate?
Laurarichmond
No. Never.
Laurarichmond
I never wear makeup so maybe that's why. Well, actually I do wear lipstick and mascara. I always keep my hair in a bun. I only let it down for the special man in my life.:)
Rochvail
Who took the photos you sent to Playboy?
Laurarichmond
It was a photographer for a small newspaper. I knew him through a friend.
Winstonrat
Do you mind still being Playboy's iconic redhead?
Laurarichmond
WOW! I didn't realize, but thanks, it's an honor.
Wil
What were you wearing in that "Jessica Rabbit" Playboy cover? Was that hard to shoot?
Laurarichmond
I was actually wearing a bustier and jeans or leggings.I had never seen Roger Rabbit before that shoot so I didn't know what they were doing. In fact it had just opened that night in Chicago.
Dominique
Do you still collect Playboy things? What?
Laurarichmond
Yeah, I collect t-shirts. I have three so far. I've gotten them from flea markets.
Gstroker
What is your most interesting body feature and which do you find most interesting on a man?
Laurarichmond
I have long pretty hands. I tend to look at a man's hands too. I like smooth hands with nice nails.
moderator
We're down to about ten minutes so lets get some good, final questions for Laura.
Gstroker
What is your opinion on Capt. Flynn's discharge from the Air Force and her scandal?
Laurarichmond
I think it was wrong for her commanding officer to ask her the questions he did. The only thing I think she did wrong was lie about it.
David2
Is there any advice you can give to a struggling writer such as myself?
Laurarichmond
Keep sending out your manuscripts but keep a day job.
Aaalooker
If you were granted three wishes from a genie, what would they be?
Laurarichmond
To get my olfactory nerve back, to marry the guy I'm crazy about tomorrow, and to inherit a million dollars!
Laurarichmond
smiles.
moderator
How did your tour with Torture Chorus turn out?
Laurarichmond
That was so long ago! It was fun.
Winstonrat
How serious is your rabbit/bunny fixation? :)
Laurarichmond
Pretty damn serious! I've never met anyone like Roger Rabbit who can make me laugh so much.
Redwing
Hi Laura! Thanks for joining us tonight! Will you come back?
Laurarichmond
Maybe. If I'm invited! It would be great.
Wil
Are there any potential red-headed Playmates in your family?
Laurarichmond
No redheads, but my younger sister has blond hair, blue eyes and is gorgeous. So maybe she'll be the next Playmate in the family!
Winstonrat
OK, final seconds, game seven, Rockets down by 1, who gets the ball?
Laurarichmond
Rockets! I'm not watching because I'm too nervous about it.
Aaalooker
Laura, I don't know if it would do any good, But I would love to have you back again. :):)
Laurarichmond
Thank you very much.
Laurarichmond
smiles.
Laurarichmond
Hopefully I'll be back in the near future.
Rochvail
Thanks Laura... you're as nice as you are beautiful!
moderator
Okay everyone, Last shots for the evening. Thanks for being here.
Laurarichmond
Thanks Rochvail!!!
moderator
Thank you Laura, you had everyone hoppin'
moderator
Sorry.
Laurarichmond
That's quite alright, I love bunnies!!It was great being here and I've had a lot of fun. I hope I can get together with you guys again soon to chat.
Gstroker
Laura, it was an honor and a privilege chatting.
David2
Thanks for chatting with us Laura!
Aaalooker
Take care and good luck to you. Thanks for joining us tonight.:):)
Laurarichmond
Thank you Gstroker, David2 and Aaalooker!! I've had a blast.
moderator
Good-night everyone. Discussion in the Event Lobby of course. Thanks again.