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Penthouse Magazine Founder Bob Guccione Dead At 79
AP via CBS 11 ^ | October 20, 2010 | AP

Posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:15 PM PDT by John W

PLANO, Texas (AP) ― Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione has died in a suburban Dallas hospital at age 79. A statement issued by the Guccione family says he died Wednesday at Plano Specialty Hospital in Plano after a long battle with cancer. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born Guccione introduced Penthouse to the American public in 1969, at the height of the feminist movement and the sexual revolution.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bobguccione; dead; founder; guccione; havefuninhell; magazine; obituary; penthouse; smut
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1 posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:16 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

gone to hell, good


2 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: John W
Dirty old buzzard.

Lord have mercy.

3 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:45 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: John W

RIP John. However, something tells me that he may be gnashing his teeth right now...


4 posted on 10/20/2010 6:55:15 PM PDT by BullDog108 ("There is no way to refudiate her strategery, so they misunderestimate her.")
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To: John W

RIP.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 6:55:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: John W

Dear Penthouse,

I never thought this would really happen to me......


6 posted on 10/20/2010 6:55:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: John W

People die


7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: John W

I thought that the air smelled cleaner tonight. I hope that reprobate Hugh Hefner repents and then dies soon.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:56:38 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: John W
72 Pets...and they all look like Coons.
10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:57:35 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: John W
Say hello to Uncle Ted down there, Bob.

Nonetheless, prayers for his soul.

Reluctantly.

g_w

11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:59:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: John W

If they come in three’s, there’s Larry Flynt and Hugh.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: Alamo-Girl; wagglebee; little jeremiah
Like *PING*, dude(ettes?) (*)

(*) sorry, I can't remember whether all three of you are ladies and I am too embarrassed to ask -- particularly given the topic of the thread.

See especially post #8...

g_w

13 posted on 10/20/2010 7:01:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: John W

...but his hair "lives" on.

14 posted on 10/20/2010 7:01:15 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Rebelbase

Flynt should die a slow and agonizing death IMHO. And, then spend eternity in agony also.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 7:01:49 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Tribemike1
Bob was famous for getting a bunch of famous actors to appear in what he claimed would be a classy, and only mildly bawdy, retelling of the Caligula story. He stuck a bunch of hard core scenes in without their knowledge, resulting in all of the major actors disavowing the movie.

I used to subscribe to Games magazine a loooong time ago. It got bought by Omni and I cancelled my subscription in protest.

Games magazine died soon after, but I think that it has come back from the dead.

Bob won't.

16 posted on 10/20/2010 7:02:01 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: John W

oh bye.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 7:02:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: John W

It would only be poetic justice if he died of prostate cancer...


18 posted on 10/20/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: John W
"A long battle with cancer"...

Cancer of the what, exactly? (Did it fall off?)

g_w

19 posted on 10/20/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: John W

From Penthouse to the basement. It was inevitable.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 7:04:32 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: digger48

lol


21 posted on 10/20/2010 7:04:41 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: John W
RIP Bob...Thanks for the mammar...I mean memories.
22 posted on 10/20/2010 7:04:51 PM PDT by skully (There are Americans, and then there are Liberals.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

What a freak! Don’t any wealthy celeb types age with even the slightest grace anymore?


23 posted on 10/20/2010 7:05:54 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: John W

Someone told this joke here before, but now’s a good a time as any to tell it again.

Bob Guccione goes to Hell, the devil says,”We’re booked up here and I’m gonna have to let someone go to make room. I’ll even let you pick the one, there’s three that can leave”

Devil opens a door, Bob looks in and see’s Fat Teddy Kennedy in a swimming pool continuously diving to the bottom and coming up empty handed then diving again. Bob says, “I’m not a good swimmer, so I’ll pass on this one”.

Next room is Al Gore. The room climate is constantly changing between 120 desert heat to -50 below. Gore is continuously taking off or putting on his clothes. Bob says, “Nah, this doesn’t look good either, I’ll pass”.

Devil opens the last door and Bill Clinton is tied up spread eagle nekked on a bed, huge grin on his face with Monica Lewinsky over him doing what Monica does best. Bob says, “Oh, yeah, I can live with this, I want this one”, Devil says:

“Hey Monica, you can leave now.”


24 posted on 10/20/2010 7:10:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: Tribemike1
Once upon a time Bob had a problem with the mail. So he called me ~ having been given my name by informants in the field who said I COULD FIX ANYTHING.

Well, whatever his mail problem had been, that was a trivial matter and was dealt with instantly. However, Bob was one of these guys always good for a story. His was about mailing Penthouse to West Virginia. He said he'd tried everything including THICK WALLED plain brown wrappers hand addressed even and still the rural letter carriers in the state continued to figure things out and they'd open a Penthouse they found in the mail to read at lunch (easy to do since they were out in the countryside driving around on their own with no supervision).

And no, he didn't mind the guys and gals carrying the mail reading his magazine. His problem was they'd stick the magazine back into the wrapper a month or so later, and after it'd been passed around to hundreds of others!

It cost him a fortune answering complains about lost copies in West Virginia and he didn't like that. His solution was to simply stop sending Penthouse to West Virginia addresses ~ because it was costing him more than he made on the subscriptions.

Good ol' Bob. Everybody knows his forwarding address eh!

25 posted on 10/20/2010 7:11:10 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: John W
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Guccione

Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini "Bob" Guccione [pronounced goo-chi-OHN-nee] (December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010) was the founder and publisher of the adult magazine Penthouse. He resigned from his publisher position in November 2003. Guccione was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey. He attended high school at Blair Academy, a prep school in Blairstown, New Jersey. He came from a Sicilian family. His father was an accountant. He was married for the first time before the age of 20, and had his first child, Toni. He left wife and child to go to Europe, were he wanted to be a painter. He traveled widely, and had adventures with friends like William S. Burroughs in Tangier. He eventually met an English girl, Muriel, moved to London with her, and married her. They had two children, Bob Jr. and Tony. To support her he managed a chain of Laundromats. He eventually got work as a cartoonist on an American weekly newspaper, The London American, while Muriel started a business selling pinup posters. He sometimes created cartoons for Bill Box's humorous greeting card company, Box Cards.

The magazine's pictorials offered more sexually explicit content than was commonly seen in most openly sold men's magazines of the era, being the first to show female pubic hair, then full-frontal nudity, and then the exposed clitoris and anus.

Hey - there is something you hope they read about your life at your funeral in front of the your grandchildren.

26 posted on 10/20/2010 7:11:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: John W

He died and probably still owes Malcolm McDowell his pay for the “movie” Caligula. I once heard McDowell on Johnny Carson probably 15 years ago asking for him to pay him.

I do remember one cool BW picture of Bob in Road & Track on the side of the road in probably Long Island. On a damp day he drove his Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer off the road and was waiting for a tow truck.

http://www.transportspecs.com/images/decades/ferrari_512_bb.jpg

Enjoy your dirt nap Bob.


27 posted on 10/20/2010 7:14:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Tribemike1

Yeah, Omni was one of his startups noted in the article. Had a lot of business failures including a casino and the Caligula film after initial success. Worth about $400mm in 1982 and pretty well broke by 03. Evidently in seminary for a while before he got into porn.

Very unrighteous man who has just realized the sum of his worst fears.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: bereanway

Good articles.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 7:15:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: John W

They die in threes? Barbara Billingsley, Tom Boswell and this creep?


30 posted on 10/20/2010 7:15:59 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: SoldierDad
Flynt should die a slow and agonizing death IMHO.

Maybe he could be left to be pecked to death by a chicken.

31 posted on 10/20/2010 7:17:00 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: John W

Dear Penthouse:

You’re NEVER going to believe this, but this really DID happen to me...(insert perv story about a guy and two chicks who just COULDN’T get enough of him, ‘AT THE SAME TIME!’, a guy and his girlfriend’s daughter, a guy and his vacuum cleaner, a guy and a woman he met in the local Grocery Produce Aisle, etc.)

*SMIRK-BARF*


32 posted on 10/20/2010 7:24:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: hampdenkid
Don’t any wealthy celeb types age with even the slightest grace anymore?

Some do.


33 posted on 10/20/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: John W

I am actually sad at his passing, because dirty pictures aside, he made some daring innovations that had an impact, like OMNI magazine.

For those not familiar with it, it was like popular science for intelligent non-scientists. Think of it as a progenitor of Wired magazine today. Informative, not too dumbed down, and not just full of new gadgets, but ground breaking ideas and discoveries.

As far as Penthouse Magazine, it started the post Vietnam War dialogue with veterans, in its Vietnam Veterans Adviser column, that ran 20 years and was about the only well read public forum for veterans for much of that time. It also gets credit for being among the first to note and highlight those veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange.

So credit where credit is due. It’s a pity that the good stuff never really made it.


34 posted on 10/20/2010 7:31:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: US Navy Vet

Al Goldstein still publishes “Screw” magazine. I thought Hugh Hefner would go first at 85. I still don’t know haow Larry Flynt is alive, being in the whelchair since 1976.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 7:33:53 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Last Dakotan

You got it, buddy. Well done!


36 posted on 10/20/2010 7:34:13 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: John W

So where are the pictures...


37 posted on 10/20/2010 7:37:02 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: John W

Lot of condemnation going around, guess nobody around here ever looked at any of these magazines. As Dennis Miller once said, let he who has a free hand cast the first stone.


38 posted on 10/20/2010 7:37:51 PM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: John W

Ok, this is one funeral I wouldn’t mind watching the nutburgers picket. Better him than our fine soldiers.

Could be a fun-filled service too if the eulogy is written like the Penthouse Letters...


39 posted on 10/20/2010 7:38:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Well, you could count Simon MacCorkindale (was in Falcon Crest) who died on the 14th of October. 58 years old.


40 posted on 10/20/2010 7:41:37 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
It also gets credit for being among the first to note and highlight those veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange.

For what seemed like a long time to me, it was the only place that was willing to cover Agent Orange.

41 posted on 10/20/2010 7:42:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Ol' Sparky

You’ve got to count the one before Barbara Billingsley...they were going up in the car before him. No doubt Guggione is the first of a trio going down.


42 posted on 10/20/2010 7:43:35 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: John W

Garbage in, garbage out. End of story.


43 posted on 10/20/2010 7:44:58 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: tickmeister

Yeh-—we should start the judging first with the person in the mirror. I hope he didn’t go to hell and somehow got redeemed by God’s grace before the end. We have ALL sinned and only the blood of Jesus can save any of us if we accept Him.


44 posted on 10/20/2010 7:48:20 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: grey_whiskers

I am a she-person and although I wish no one ill, it is a happy day when someone who caused great evil in the world is removed from the stage.

Yay! Party hats and confetti! And may Flynt and Hefner joint him! Plus any ACLU guys who helped, and leftist SCOTUS members who voted to legalize porn.


45 posted on 10/20/2010 7:55:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: John W

Suggested epitaph: The World Would Have Been Better Without Him


46 posted on 10/20/2010 8:00:59 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: John W

May God have mercy on his soul.


47 posted on 10/20/2010 8:03:46 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: John W

They had some mighty fine pets, if I recall my grade school days.


48 posted on 10/20/2010 8:04:30 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Ol' Sparky

LOL - I like what Gerald Butler did to the guy who murdered his wife and child in the movie, “Law Abiding Citizen”


49 posted on 10/20/2010 8:07:46 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: John W

Good riddance. I hope he turned from what he did.


50 posted on 10/20/2010 8:08:28 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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