“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Hustler…

Posted on February 10, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The publisher of the magazine that stirred the imagination of the underbelly of society has died. Larry Flynt built Hustler Magazine into an adult entertainment empire while fighting for his own  First Amendment rights. In July 1974, the initial issue was published.

“`From his beginnings as an Ohio strip club owner to his reign as a founder of one of the most explicit adult-oriented magazines, Flynt constantly challenged the establishment and he became a target of religious right and feminist groups. In January 1972, Flynt created the Hustler Newsletter, a two-page publication about his clubs.

“`Flynt’s company also produced other niche publications.  He owned a video production company, various websites, a Los Angeles-area casino, and ten brand boutiques. He also licensed the Hustler name to independently owned strip clubs.

“`He enlisted in the United States Navy and became a radar operator on USS Enterprise. He was the operator on duty when the ship was assigned to recover John Glenn’s space capsule.

“`Shot by a sniper in 1978, Flynt was paralyzed from the waist down and used a wheelchair the rest of his life. The People vs. Larry Flynt was based on his life which features Woody Harrelson in the title role. Flynt made a couple of cameo appearances in the production. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and co-produced by Oliver Stone.

“`Larry Flynt (above right) was seventy-eight.

Until next time>                               “never forget’

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