former playmate Lonny (Lorraine) Chin

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JimG

Stafford, UK

#1 Feb 10, 2008
is former Playboy playmate Lonny (Lorraine) Chin 'still' incarcerated at Corrections Facility or has she passed away as rumoured?
Terry DeFur

Kings Mountain, NC

#2 Jun 18, 2008
JIM, I don't personally know Lonny, but when I came accross a posting about her being incarcerated for 20 years, I thought it sounded a little wierd. So I called California dept of corrections to find out. They told me that she paroled out on July 7 1995 and was turned over to the Immigration and Naturalization Agency so she could be deported. I certainly hope that the rumors about her having medical problems or having passed are untrue.She seems to have been thruogh enough as it is.
Terry DeFur

Kings Mountain, NC

#4 Aug 1, 2008
Jim, I found an address that might be Lonny's, but I don't know for sure. I sent her a birthday card, and I let her know that you were coming back to Canada in the next few months, and that you were going to try to find out what happened to her. Please keep in mind that I'm just guessing about this address,so my card might go to someone who has no idea why they just got a birthday card from me. Also I don't want to post the address here because it might not be the right address, and if it is the right address, she may not want it posted on a forum like this for all to see. In light of this, if something comes up where I find out it is the correct address, I will send you another posting with my personel E- Mail address, you can E-Mail and give me yours, and I will tell you Whatever I've learned. Take care.
macho dude

Edmonton, Canada

#5 Nov 13, 2008
she's working the street in calgary
macho dude

Edmonton, Canada

#6 Nov 13, 2008
she's working the street in calgary, trying to
help young girls get off the stroll.
Terry Defur

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Nov 13, 2008
If by "get off the stroll" you mean she is trying to help young girls get their act together, then good for her. I hope she is doing well.
Terry DeFur

Charlotte, NC

#8 Nov 14, 2008
Macho dude, if you happen to run across Lonny in the near future, would you please let her know that her friend Jim Glenn is looking for her, but I think he's looking in Vancouver, not Calgary. So if she would like to get in touch with him, she might want to let some mutual friends of theirs know where she is. I don't know if he will check this site again before he heads for Canada, so he may not know that she is in Calgary.
JimG

New Malden, UK

#9 Nov 24, 2008
goods news, God Bless to all.
Brohde

Fountain Hills, AZ

#10 Jul 10, 2009
Speculation about Lonny Chin's life post-Playboy seems more laden with wild assumptions than concrete facts. How unfair. Where's the proof that she has ever been in trouble? And if she has: why does the general public need to know?

It IS fair to hope that Lonny--in her private life--has enjoyed (and will enjoy) no little personal happiness. It IS fair to assume that Lonny's Playboy appearances have positively enriched the lives of countless people--this is a legacy that nothing can (or ought to) detract from. Friends and admirers of Lonny unite and offer her the caring support and thoughtful encouragement that any winning woman deserves.

(To Terry DeFur and JimG, especially: please respond.)
Terry DeFur

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Jul 20, 2009
Sorry if I struck a nerve Brohde. I certainly don't wish her anything but the best. It is unfortunate that there is so much speculation about what happened to her. In fact when I first found out about what happened to her I thought that it was probably a mistake, and that whom ever posted the article that I read had the wrong girl. That is why I went to the trouble to try and find out the truth. As far as the general publics need to know, they probably don't need to know, and unfortunately most of what has been put out there is speculation, but some of it is not.

As for me, if you noticed my last posting was Nov 14 2008. Other than to check this sight every now and then to see if Jim has made any postings I have decided to leave this issue alone. This posting is only being made because you requested it.
D Slote

Dearborn, MI

#12 Oct 27, 2009
Hey Terry and Jim I was a friend of Lorraines as well I hung out with the Brothers in London Many years ago ... Paul Mostly. I saw Lorraine in 81/82 and couldn't believe what I have been reading ... I trust it isn't so !!! Her father if still alive would freak !!! How can I leave an Email address to you without posting it were everybody can see it ??
D
Terry DeFur

Charlotte, NC

#13 Oct 27, 2009
D, you can reach me at "terrydefur@hotmail.com " I don't know that I can give you much information that you don't already know, but you are more than welcome to contact me. If I can be of any help, I will try.
Bebe

Vancouver, Canada

#14 Feb 9, 2010
The last time I saw Lonny was in Vancouver in 1989. I was working in a club and she was in there with her much much older skeezy boyfriend and was higher than a kite,in rough shape, paunchy but a still gorgeous face. She is very good friends with a friend of mine who has also been looking for her. I told her that O was looking for and she was going to give me her phone number and her "boyfriend" (barf)dragged her away twisting her arm and gave me a dirty look. Very odd and scary.She looked back at me sad and scared. Seemed like drug induced paranoia. Never got her number and O is still looking and years ago heard she was working the Sunset Strip and got charged with that. Tragic. Where ever she is I hope she is well and safe and sane.
Brohde

Wickenburg, AZ

#15 Feb 10, 2010
That was quite a personal story, Bebe--very dramatic and real. You saw a flash of the diamond "in the rough" and then she was gone. I wonder how many people are still around today who could have given her the support she clearly needed then? Take care, Bebe ("Le Strange"--wink).
Really

Mexico

#16 Mar 9, 2010
whatever. Everyone is her "long lost friend' yet if we are to believe what we read, she is a f&%*ked up drugged out whore. Gee, Playboy sure can set a girl out on a positive path. If someone was a friend that mattered, then do something. Otherwise, let it go. Really. Care or don't. Dont sit there and say "I wish she would reach out to me; I can help save her' Blah, Blah blah
Brohde

Phoenix, AZ

#17 Mar 10, 2010
To "Really":

What a nice guy you are. "Really" positive and inspiring.
jeff berry

Lethbridge, Canada

#18 Mar 13, 2010
I recently detoxed from opiates in calgary, Alberta where I met lonny (mid Feb.'10) She is such a sweet person.. She is trying to get help for her cocaine addiction. She told me all about her time with Playboy; being a bit skeptical, I searched her on the net.. and OMG.. it is her.. She was soooo beautiful.. years of drug abuse has taken its toll, but.. wow.. you can still see her beauty in her eyes..
JimG wrote:
good news, I hope - I left Canada sometime ago and just thought Id never here of her again, I was a personal friend of hers through high school (Sir Wilfred Laurier, London Ont.)& for a few yrs after. Last time I saw her was in Vancouver in 1981/82.
Lorraine was a good friend and I knew all her family back then, beautiful girls - Gail, Lorraine & Mandy and her brothers all tough guys - Paul, Derek, Eric & an older one who never came to Canada when the family moved there!
when I go back to Canada in the next 6mths or so I'll try find out more - in the mean time lots of love and God Bless- Jimmer!
Venus

Nanaimo, Canada

#20 Apr 22, 2010
WoW i hope Lonny is doing ok and what I heard on that most recent comment that she is alive and well, i knew lonny in the eighties and thought she was such a sweetheart, we were all a bit messed up back then ... I hope i hear from her, she can contact me through here or my email is alienvenus at hotmail dot com
I want to thank all of you who took part in this forum...
Talk to me Lonny!!
Missin u
Venus
dale fizhenry

Scottsdale, AZ

#21 Apr 26, 2010
i knew lonny back 1979.she new my friend lisa sohn.i live in scottsdale .hope she is well
GordW

Nanaimo, Canada

#22 Apr 30, 2010
I met Lonnie through her sister just after she had been released from the LA County jail after serving a short term for possession. She then started to get into the drug scene in Calgary and it was such a waste what the drugs did to her looks. At 40, without the drugs, her beauty was still breathtaking. She had a close call in about 95 when the car she was riding in was shot at and the woman sitting beside her was hit in the face. The last thing I heard was in the late 90's she had been in re-hab successfully. There was a Lonnie Chin listed in the Calgary phone book but I don't think it was her.

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