*UPDATE Re. R.I.P. Bob Guccione Traci discusses controversial (illegal) 1984 Penthouse Magazine Spread--see more http://bit.ly/guccionelords AND on THIS interview: http://post.ly/12clN
From the first bar of "Late Show" intro I knew I'd found something most Traci Lords' Fans (or not) had never seen. It turns out to be the BEST Traci Lords interview, I've ever seen (and i thought I'd seen them all!)...Traci Lords
*September 1984 issue of ''Penthouse'' magazine would eventually become controversial because of its centerfold. Lords posed nude for this issue at the beginning of her career as an adult film star. It was later revealed that Lords was underaged throughout most of her career in pornography and was only 15 when she posed for Penthouse.
The September 1984 issue of ''Penthouse'' magazine would eventually become controversial because of its centerfold, Traci Lords. Lords posed nude for this issue at the beginning of her career as an adult film star. It was later revealed that Lords was underage throughout most of her career in pornography and was only 15 when she posed for ''Penthouse''.
- By Rhett Pardon
- Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
PLANO, Texas — Penthouse founder Bob Guccione died today after a long battle against cancer. He was 79.
Guccione launched Penthouse in 1965 in England, building it into one of the world’s most popular magazines for men. Guccione got the idea of Penthouse as a cartoonist on The London American, an American weekly newspaper, targeting the magazine to “regular guys.”
Penthouse became a great success, and became well known for its investigative reporting as well as its its pictorials of gorgeous women wearing nothing.
In its early days, the magazine operated on a shoe-string budget with Guccione himself photographing most of the models for the magazine.
His plan was to get the magazine business to generate an income stream that would enable him to devote more time to his first love, painting.
Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of adult industry leader Vivid Entertainment said that Guccione “was a true innovator and his magazines reflected his wonderful artistic sensibility.”
“He paved the way for adult entertainment to become acceptable to mainstream America, and companies like Vivid have followed the path he laid out,” Hirsch said.
“He was without parallel in his art direction of Penthouse and succeeded in balancing portfolios of beautiful women with exciting editorial content. It was an act that was very hard to follow and no one succeeded as well as he did."
Guccione had numerous personal and business enthusiasms, as well, including an ill-fated attempt to create the Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, which cost more than $150 million.
Guccione and his third wife, Kathy Keeton, who died in 1997, launched several other magazines, including Longevity, Viva and Omni. He also produced or financed several motion pictures, including “Caligula,“ “Chinatown,” and “The Longest Yard.”
Guccione also was a world-renowned art collector. His collection, which was displayed on the walls of his New York City mansion and a country home in Staatsburg, N.Y., included works by Modigliani, Picasso, Botticelli, El Greco, Durer, Chagall, and Degas. The Guccione art collection was sold by Sotheby's in 2002.
Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini "Bob" Guccione was born in Brooklyn on Dec. 17, 1930, into a large family of Sicilian immigrants headed by his accountant father.
He was raised in Bergenfield, NJ and attended the Blair Academy preparatory school. His consuming interest was painting.
He married for the first time before the age of 20, and had his first child, Tonina. He then moved to Europe to pursue his passion as a painter and while there he befriended and painted with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
He traveled widely and became friends with William Burroughs and other ex-patriot American writers. After marrying his second wife, he had four more children, Bob Jr., Nina, Tony and Nick.
Guccione passed away at Plano Specialty Hospital
traci lords appeared in sexually suggestive poses while underage in the same september 1984 issue of penthouse as williams these magazines are illegal in the us unless the images of traci lords are removed--A Wisdom
CHRISTY CANYON PORTRAYS THEN 18 YEAR OLD TRACI LORDS IN DRAMATIC FASHION AS SHE WAS QUESTIONED BY THE L.A. DA'S OFFICE IN JULY, 1986. SHE EXPRESSED HER FEELINGS ABOUT HOW AND WHY SHE GOT INTO THE ADULT BIZ WITH A FAKE ID, FELLOW PERFORMERS GINGER LYNN, HARRY REEMS, TOM BYRON, MARC WALLICE, JIM SOUTH, LARRY FLYNT, BOB GUCCIONE AND MORE. NIKKI HUNTER PORTRAYS THE EVIL AND NOSY INVESTIGATOR...
Lawsuit over La Costa Spa & Resort article
In March, 1975, Penthouse published an article headlined "La Costa: The Hundred-Million-Dollar Resort with Criminal Clientele," written by Jeff Gerth and Lowell Bergman. The article indicated that the spa was developed by Mervyn Adelson and Irwin Molasky using loans from the Teamster's Pension Fund and that the resort was a playground for organized crime figures. The owners, along with two officials of the resort, Morris B. Moe Dalitz and Allard Roen, filed a libel lawsuit for $522 million against the magazine and the writers. In 1982, a jury absolved the magazine of any liability against the lawsuit from the owners. The plaintiffs appealed, but in December 1985, before a new trial could begin, the two sides settled. Penthouse issued a statement that they did not mean to imply that Adelson and Molaskey are or were members of organized crime. In turn the plaintiffs issued a statement lauding Penthouse publisher Guccione and his magazine for their "personal and professional awards."
(video) Traci Lords 1st TV Interview Pts. 1 (Guccione/Penthouse) + 2 (Workout Video-Not of This Earth) PLUS Bob Guccione Adult Tributes