Penthouse and Bob Guccione

  

  July 23, 1984, Vanessa Williams  

July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams resigns at the request of Miss America Pageant officials after nude photos of her are published in Penthouse.

 

  Sept. 29, 1971, Bob Guccione  

Sept. 29, 1971: The late David Shaw writes a nondupe (Column One) on the swift success of Bob Guccione’s Penthouse magazine.

Contrasting the long-established Playboy with the rapid growth of Penthouse, Shaw wrote:

“Playboy, a pioneer in the sexual revolution, was beginning to lag, and Penthouse was ready to leap into the breach — much as Playboy had done originally against Esquire.

“Thus Penthouse girls conceal nothing — in fact, seem to parade, to flaunt that which Playboy concealed. Moreover, unlike the virginal Playboy nudes, skin unblemished, always posed like models — more to be admired than embraced — the Penthouse girls are shown in highly erotic, sexually provocative poses, occasionally awkward poses, complete with moles, beauty marks and wrinkles.”

On the jump, Roderick Mann interviews Malcolm McDowell in 1978 about the Penthouse production of "Caligula," ("It's probably the most expensive amateur film ever made"), a 1982 libel case against Penthouse over a 1975 article linking a San Diego County resort and its owners to organized crime, and a 1986 article on the decline of Playboy, Penthouse and other men's magazines.

 

  Sept. 29, 1971, Bob Guccione  
  Sept. 29, 1971, Bob Guccione  
  image  
  Spet. 29, 1971, Bob Guccione  

  Dec. 3, 1978, Caligula  

  Dec. 3, 1978, Caligula  

  Dec. 3, 1978, Caligula  

  Dec. 3, 1978, Caligula  

  Dec. 3, 1978, Caligula  

  April 21, 1982, Penthouse  
  April 21, 1982, Penthouse  
     
  Aug. 25, 1986, Penthouse  

  Aug. 25, 1986, Penthouse  

  Aug. 25, 1986, Penthouse  

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in books, Film, Hollywood, Roderick Mann. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.