Bob Guccione

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Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione (December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010) was an American photographer and the founder of the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965.wikipedia
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Penthouse (magazine)

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Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione (December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010) was an American photographer and the founder of the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965.
Penthouse is a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione.

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

In 2013, documentary filmmaker Barry Avrich produced and directed a biography on Guccione entitled Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story.
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story is a Canadian biographical documentary film which is a biography of Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione.

Caligula (film)

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In 1976, Guccione used about US $17.5 million of his personal fortune to finance the controversial historical epic pornographic film, Caligula, with Malcolm McDowell in the title role and a supporting cast including Helen Mirren, John Gielgud and Peter O'Toole.
Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic film with a feature film narrative and high production values.

Blair Academy

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He attended high school at Blair Academy, a prep school in Blairstown, New Jersey.

Studio cards

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He occasionally created cartoons for Bill Box's humorous greeting card company, Box Cards.
Only a few years before he first published Penthouse in 1965, Bob Guccione drew cartoons for Box Cards.

Omni (magazine)

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Guccione also created the magazines Omni, Viva, and Longevity.
Omni was founded by Kathy Keeton and her long-time collaborator and future husband Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse magazine.

Miss America 1984

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In Williams's case, this led to her forced resignation as Miss America 1984.
Penthouse published the photos without her permission in 1984, however, in what the PBS documentary Miss America described as "the most successful issue of Penthouse magazine ever printed, netting publisher Bob Guccione a windfall profit of $14 million."

Penthouse Comix

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In the early 2000s, Penthouse published a short-lived comic book spin-off entitled Penthouse Comix featuring sexually explicit stories.
Penthouse Comix began after publisher Bob Guccione agreed to a budget that was designed to cherry pick top art talent from competitors.

Viva (magazine)

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Guccione also created the magazines Omni, Viva, and Longevity.
Its full title was Viva, The International Magazine For Women, and it was published by Bob Guccione and his wife, Kathy Keeton.

Traci Lords

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The September 1984 issue in which Williams was first featured also included a layout with pornographic actress Traci Lords, who was only 15 when the photo shoot was done and was later revealed to be underage throughout most of her career.
Leslie Jay, a spokeswoman for Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione, also said Lords showed identification indicating that she was older than 18 before the illicit photos for the September 1984 issue were taken.

Bergenfield, New Jersey

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Guccione was born in Brooklyn, New York of Italian descent, from Sicily and raised Catholic in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Upper East Side

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As the magazine grew more successful, Guccione openly embraced a life of luxury; his former mansion at 14-16 East 67th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side was said to be the largest private residence in the borough at 22000 sqft.

Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino

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Several wildly unsuccessful investments by Guccione—including the Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino (which lost $160 million) and a (never-built) nuclear fusion power plant—added to his publishing empire's financial woes.
Owner Bob Guccione had made some wildly optimistic predictions in a 1978 interview regarding the casino, saying that a gaming license would be issued in six months, that the casino would open that year, and that another casino (on the site of the Mayflower Hotel) would open the following year.

Bob Guccione Jr.

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Guccione's British raised son, Bob Guccione Jr. (born 1955), was given editorship of Spin, but father and son soon fell out over editorial decisions, and Bob Jr. eventually found independent investors to continue financing the magazine.
Robert Charles Guccione Jr. (born September 19, 1955) is the eldest son of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione.

Kathy Keeton

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His third marriage was to his long-time companion, South African native Kathy Keeton, in 1988.
Kathryn "Kathy" Keeton (February 17, 1939 – September 19, 1997) was a magazine publisher along with her partner, and later husband, Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione.

Haludovo Palace Hotel

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In the early 1970s, Guccione invested around US $45 million in construction of Haludovo Palace Hotel, a luxury hotel resort in Malinska, (island Krk near Rijeka) on the Adriatic coast of Yugoslavia.
Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse magazine, invested 45 million US dollars in the project and officially opened the Penthouse Adriatic Club casino located in the hotel in 1972.

Anna Wintour

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Guccione gave Anna Wintour her first job as a fashion editor at his magazine Viva.
A few months later, Bradshaw helped her get her first position as a fashion editor, at Viva, a women's adult magazine started by Kathy Keeton, then wife of Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione.

Spin (magazine)

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Guccione's British raised son, Bob Guccione Jr. (born 1955), was given editorship of Spin, but father and son soon fell out over editorial decisions, and Bob Jr. eventually found independent investors to continue financing the magazine.
In late 1987, publisher Bob Guccione Jr.'s father, Bob Guccione Sr., abruptly shut the magazine down despite the fact that the two-year-old magazine was widely considered a success, with a newsstand circulation of 150,000.

Ted Kaczynski

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Guccione's efforts to regain sales and notoriety, which included attempts to get Monica Lewinsky to pose for the magazine (which was parodied in a sketch on Saturday Night Live in 1998 ) and offering the Unabomber a free forum for his views, failed to increase readership.
Bob Guccione of Penthouse volunteered to publish it, but Kaczynski replied that Penthouse was less "respectable" than the other publications.

Jeremy Frommer

Much of the remaining personal collection of Bob Guccione's art, photographs, and memorabilia was acquired by entrepreneur Jeremy Frommer in early 2012.
In 2012, Frommer discovered the "Guccione Collection," a large collection of unpublished works and photos owned by Bob Guccione, the founder of the Penthouse empire.

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It was reportedly sold for $49 million, well below the asking price of $59 million, to Wall Street financier Philip Falcone.
In 2008, Falcone bought a house on the Upper East Side, formerly owned by Jeremiah Milbank and later Bob Guccione, for $49 million.

Plano, Texas

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Guccione was later diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and died on October 20, 2010, two months before his 80th birthday, at Plano Specialty Hospital in Plano, Texas, with his wife April at his side.

Hugh Hefner

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This was aimed at competing with Hugh Hefner's Playboy, but with more extreme erotic content, a special style of soft-focus photography, and in-depth reporting of government corruption scandals.

Playboy

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This was aimed at competing with Hugh Hefner's Playboy, but with more extreme erotic content, a special style of soft-focus photography, and in-depth reporting of government corruption scandals.

Forbes 400

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By 1982 Guccione was listed in the Forbes 400 wealth list, and owned one of the biggest mansions in Manhattan.