Penthouse founder Bob Guccione passes away at 79.



Full story at eonline.com:

The flamboyant founder of Penthouse magazine, who once ranked among the richest men in America before a string of bad investments and something called Internet porn decimated his fortune, died Wednesday at a hospital in Plano, Texas. He was 79 and had been battling lung cancer.

Bob Guccione created Penthouse in 1965, in part to finance his own art career and also as an in-your-face answer to the glossier Playboy.

“We were the first to show full-frontal nudity,” he told New York magazine in 2004.

“We followed the philosophy of voyeurism,” he told London’s Independent newspaper in 2004. “To see her as if she doesn’t know she’s being seen. That was the sexy part. That was the part that none of our competition understood.”

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4 Responses to Penthouse founder Bob Guccione passes away at 79.

  1. Steven Millan says:

    His passing only leave both Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt as the top skin magazine guys,and Bob will also be remembered as producer and (secret mystery)co-director of CALIGULA.

  2. frog says:

    Darrah, can you just do another post already? I come here for zany/laughy stuff. Not for an obituary to be front page every day.

  3. Darrah Ford says:

    Darrah, can you just do another post already? I come here for zany/laughy stuff. Not for an obituary to be front page every day.

    😦 😯

  4. Darrah Ford says:

    His passing only leave both Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt as the top skin magazine guys,and Bob will also be remembered as producer and (secret mystery)co-director of CALIGULA.

    Yeah the big three were them. Has there ever been any movies made on Bob’s life? There have been of Hugh and Larry. Can’t think of any for Bob.

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