Penthouse (magazine)

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Penthouse is a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione.wikipedia
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Bob Guccione

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Penthouse is a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione.
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.

Playboy

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Penthouse magazine began publication in 1965, in the UK and in North America in 1969, an attempt to compete with Hugh Hefner's Playboy.
Since reaching its peak in the 1970s, Playboy saw a decline in circulation and cultural relevance due to competition in the field it founded—first from Penthouse, then Oui (which was published as a spin-off of Playboy) and Gallery in the 1970s; later from pornographic videos; and more recently from lad mags such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. In response, Playboy has attempted to re-assert its hold on the 18–35 male demographic through slight changes to content and focusing on issues and personalities more appropriate to its audience—such as hip-hop artists being featured in the "Playboy Interview".

Ben Stein

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Contributors to the magazine included such writers as Isaac Asimov, James Baldwin, Howard Blum, Victor Bockris, T.C. Boyle, Alexander Cockburn, Harry Crews, Cameron Crowe, Don DeLillo, Alan Dershowitz, Edward Jay Epstein, Joe Flaherty, Chet Flippo, Albert Goldman, Anthony Haden-Guest, John Hawkes, Nat Hentoff, Warren Hinckle, Abbie Hoffman, Nicholas von Hoffman, Michael Korda, Paul Krassner, Michael Ledeen, Anthony Lewis, Peter Manso, Joyce Carol Oates, James Purdy, Philip Roth, Harrison E. Salisbury, Gail Sheehy, Robert Sherrill, Mickey Spillane, Ben Stein, Harry Stein, Tad Szulc, Jerry Tallmer, Studs Terkel, Nick Tosches, Gore Vidal, Irving Wallace, and Ruth Westheimer.
He has also written for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Penthouse, Los Angeles Magazine, and Barron's Magazine, where his discussion of the Michael Milken Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond situation, as well as the ethical dimensions of management buyouts, attracted heavy US national attention in the 1980s and 1990s.

Kelly Holland

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However, managing director Kelly Holland quickly disavowed the decision and pledged to keep the print version of the magazine alive.
Kelly Holland is the former CEO and owner of Penthouse Global Media Inc., as well as a director and producer.

Softcore pornography

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It combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, temporarily evolved into hardcore.
By the 1970s, in such mainstream magazines as Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler, no region of the body was considered off limits.

Omni (magazine)

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While these titles were successful, it is widely reported that the science and health magazines Omni and Longevity cost Penthouse almost $100 million, contributing to its eventual financial troubles. 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.

Albert Goldman

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Contributors to the magazine included such writers as Isaac Asimov, James Baldwin, Howard Blum, Victor Bockris, T.C. Boyle, Alexander Cockburn, Harry Crews, Cameron Crowe, Don DeLillo, Alan Dershowitz, Edward Jay Epstein, Joe Flaherty, Chet Flippo, Albert Goldman, Anthony Haden-Guest, John Hawkes, Nat Hentoff, Warren Hinckle, Abbie Hoffman, Nicholas von Hoffman, Michael Korda, Paul Krassner, Michael Ledeen, Anthony Lewis, Peter Manso, Joyce Carol Oates, James Purdy, Philip Roth, Harrison E. Salisbury, Gail Sheehy, Robert Sherrill, Mickey Spillane, Ben Stein, Harry Stein, Tad Szulc, Jerry Tallmer, Studs Terkel, Nick Tosches, Gore Vidal, Irving Wallace, and Ruth Westheimer.
In the 1960s, Goldman began to publish a diverse array of reportage and cultural criticism (ranging the gamut from travel writing on the Rhine to reviews of classical music and popular music) in a variety of publications, including The Atlantic, The New Leader, Commentary, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, LIFE, New York, Vogue, Esquire, High Times and Penthouse.

Madonna (entertainer)

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Penthouse has also, over the years, featured a number of authorized and unauthorized photos of celebrities such as Madonna and Vanessa Williams.
In July, Penthouse and Playboy magazines published a number of nude photos of Madonna, taken in New York in 1978.

Vanessa Williams

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Penthouse has also, over the years, featured a number of authorized and unauthorized photos of celebrities such as Madonna and Vanessa Williams. The same issue also caused controversy with nude pictures of Vanessa Williams that caused her to be stripped of her Miss America crown.
However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue.

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

In 2013, director Barry Avrich made a film about Guccione's life 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.

Centerfold

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The magazine's centerfold models are known as Penthouse Pets and customarily wear a distinctive necklace inspired by this logo.

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, Teresa Ann Savoy, and Peter O'Toole.
It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse.

Jeremy Frommer

It was produced by Jeremy Frommer and Rick Schwartz, who have since created a premier website inspired by Bob Guccione as an extension of the film called Filthy Gorgeous Media.
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.

Tom Hilditch

Under the editorship of Tom Hilditch, the magazine was rebranded as PH.UK and relaunched as middle-shelf "adult magazine for grown-ups".
In 1997, as UK editor-in-chief of Penthouse Magazine he oversaw an attempt to rebrand the magazine as PH.UK and reposition it as a middle-shelf "adult magazine for grown-ups".

Traci Lords

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The September 1984 issue of Penthouse magazine would eventually become controversial because of its centerfold, Traci Lords.
During August, when she was selected to model for Penthouse magazine's 15th-anniversary issue, Kuzma was asked to choose a stage name.

Penthouse Comix

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In 1993, Penthouse published adult comic book spin-off entitled Penthouse Comix featuring sexually explicit stories.
Penthouse Comix was an American mass-market, magazine-sized comic book, published by Penthouse International/General Media Communications from spring 1994 through July 1998.

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The magazine's owner FriendFinder’s current common stock was wiped out and was no longer traded on the open market.
In 2007, the company was acquired by the owners of Penthouse magazine, and adopted its current name.

Penthouse Forum

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Later Guccione started Penthouse Forum which predominantly featured erotic writing and stories.
Penthouse Forum, sometimes simply Forum, is a magazine owned by FriendFinder Networks, the publishers of Penthouse magazine.

Celebrity sex tape

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In 1998, Penthouse decided to change its format and began featuring sexually explicit pictures (i.e., actual oral, vaginal, and anal penetration), beginning with photos from the famed Stolen Honeymoon sex tape featuring Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
Tonya Harding and her then husband Jeff Gillooly had a sex tape that was copied and marketed exclusively by Penthouse. The couple decided to release it legitimately on their own. It was commercially sold by Penthouse Home Video as the "Wedding Night" tape, even though the wedding gown was actually a Halloween costume. It later leaked onto the internet.

Miss America

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The same issue also caused controversy with nude pictures of Vanessa Williams that caused her to be stripped of her Miss America crown.
Williams was forced to resign seven weeks prior to the end of her time as Miss America, however, after the unauthorized publication of nude photos in Penthouse. First runner-up, Miss New Jersey 1983, Suzette Charles replaced her for the final weeks of Williams' reign.

Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino

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In 1978, Penthouse began construction of the Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The hotel-casino was to be built by Boardwalk Properties, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Penthouse International, Inc., the publisher of Penthouse magazine.

Viva (magazine)

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Guccione also created the magazines Omni, Viva, and Longevity.
Guccione was the editor of Penthouse, an adult men's magazine, and he wanted to publish a companion title for women.

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Teams included Hesketh Racing and RAM Racing.
Sponsorship included American men's magazine Penthouse.

Peter O'Toole

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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, Teresa Ann Savoy, and Peter O'Toole.
In 1979, O'Toole starred as Tiberius in the Penthouse-funded biopic, Caligula.

List of Penthouse Pets

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The magazine's centerfold models are known as Penthouse Pets and customarily wear a distinctive necklace inspired by this logo.
This is a list of the s who have appeared in the American edition of Penthouse magazine and were either named Pet of the Month or Pet of the Year from September 1969 to present.