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    Penthouse founder Bob Guccione dies of cancer



    Penthouse publisher and founder Bob Guccione died October 20th, of cancer, in Plano, Texas. He was 79. While Playboy made its mark showcasing wholesome "girls next door," Guccione realized there was a wide open market for a magazine that depicted raunchier fare. The magazine grossed a reported $4 billion over thirty years; Forbes magazine estimated Guccione's wealth at $200 million in 1985. But the rise of Internet pornography over the past fifteen years devastated the business, and by 2003 the magazine's parent company filed for bankruptcy. The following year Guccione resigned as CEO. "I think we made a very serious contribution to the liberalization of laws and attitudes," Guccione once said. "HBO would not have gone as far as it does if it wasn’t for us breaking the barriers. Much that has happened now in the Western world with respect to sexual advances is directly due to steps that we took.”

    Born in Brooklyn, Guccione was woking in England as a journalist when the huge success of Playboy inspired him to create a similar magazine -- though it was unafraid to show pubic hair, run sensationalistic stories or print dirty jones. Despite an extremely limited budget (which Guccione claimed forced him to personally take many of the nude photos) the magazine was a huge hit and it came to America in 1969. As the years went on, the magazine became more hardcore. In 1984 they made major news when they ran nude photos of the new Miss America Vanessa Williams, which forced her to resign amidst a media firestorm.

    Guccione lived a lavish lifestyle in New York, amassing a $200 million art collection and residing in one of the largest private residences in the city. Numerous bad investments -- including a casino project in Atlantic City that was never completed -- took their toll and when the Internet started to devastate the pornography business he was forced to sell his home and, eventually, Penthouse. He spent the last few years battling creditors and cancer.
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    How do you piss away 200 million in personal wealth and have a cash flow of 4 billion in your business over 30 years at the same time. Wow
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    While I don't think anyone dying of cancer is all that funny, the subject line of this thread made me piss my pants.
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    dying isn't funny....but this is...(gotta lurve McSweeneys.net)


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    In the letter "Laying Late-Night Cable," it was misstated that "Shelly became immediately aroused at the sight of my rock-hard member straining to be free from my jeans." In truth, Shelly's initial demeanor would be best described as visibly uncomfortable and leery. She did not achieve a state of arousal until learning—after several awkward drinks—that performing fellatio would result in a free month of HBO and Starz.

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    In the letter "Three-Way Freeway," it was implied that "Diana" begged for the opportunity to participate in sexual relations with her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend after accidentally walking in on their "sweaty, all-night lovemaking session." In actual fact, "Diana" was not aware of her participation in the "love sandwich" until she regained consciousness later that evening.

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    In the letter "Calling Dr. Love," it was suggested that the letter writer's "throbbing member was purple with pulsating lust" until if found release in "the warm, wet mouth of an off-duty nurse in a hospital supply closet." The actual cause of said member's throbbing and discolored state was an unfortunate softball-related accident that landed him the in the hospital's emergency room. He is currently recovering from his injuries while facing harassment charges from several nurses and staff janitors.

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    In the letter "And Wifey Makes Three," the letter writer stated: "My wife was eager to engage in a threesome with me and our incredibly hot 19-year-old babysitter." The sentence should read: "My wife was disgusted, repulsed, and, in every imaginable way, opposed to the thought of engaging in a threesome with me and our incredibly hot 19-year-old babysitter." Nor did the wife "wildly undulate" while seated on the face of the babysitter, or "moan in unending pleasure" as she watched her "superstud" of a husband give the babysitter "a good seeing-to." The letter writer also doesn't fight crime on the weekends from the confines of a secret underground lair.

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    In the letter "Rent Payments," the letter writer described his landlady as having "the flawlessly tanned and toned body of a much younger woman" and "full, pouty lips that promised—and later delivered—satisfaction." The landlady, in fact, does not exist. Nor does the letter writer possess "an impressive love-tool that all the ladies crave." He did, however, totally make out with this one girl once and they were so going to do it, until his mom came home. Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    How do you piss away 200 million in personal wealth and have a cash flow of 4 billion in your business over 30 years at the same time. Wow
    The $4 Billion was gross revenue, not net cash flows from operations, but still, even if they only achieved a 5% net profit on that, it would be $200 Million in his pocket. Not sure how you blow thought that.

    I bet he had a helluva lot of fun doing it though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    The $4 Billion was gross revenue, not net cash flows from operations, but still, even if they only achieved a 5% net profit on that, it would be $200 Million in his pocket. Not sure how you blow thought that.

    I bet he had a helluva lot of fun doing it though!
    I guess he who dies with the most toys wins! Thanks DD
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    Is he the one that produced the movie Caligula (sp?) or was that Flynt?
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    The $4 Billion was gross revenue, not net cash flows from operations, but still, even if they only achieved a 5% net profit on that, it would be $200 Million in his pocket. Not sure how you blow thought that.I bet he had a helluva lot of fun doing it though!
    "blow through that" - duh, sorry, edit time had expired.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    I remember well the first time saw pubic hair in a Penthouse magazine, in that dirty old corner market store, as a teen in HS.

    I've never though much of Bob or his son's taste in Music.

    Playboy never did well in that dept. either....

    Just a bunch of Jazz and other stuff.

    It's hard Rock and Porn that's a perfect match, but what do those porn kings know about anyways.... just selling cigars and liquor adds, that's about it !

 

 

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