Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt

Born Nov 1, 1942

Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). In 2003, Arena magazine listed him as the number one on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list. LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has unsuccessfully run for public office.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on November 1, 1942.
1951 8 Years Old In 1951, Flynt's sister, Judy, died due to leukemia at age four. … Read More


1960 17 Years Old After living on his savings for two months, he enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1960. … Read More


1964 21 Years Old He was honorably discharged in July 1964.
1965 22 Years Old In early 1965, Flynt took $1,800 from his savings and bought his mother's Dayton, Ohio bar, the Keewee. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old Flynt decided to open a new, higher-class bar, which would also be the first in the area to feature nude hostess dancers; he named it the Hustler Club. From 1968 onward, with the help of his brother Jimmy and later his girlfriend Althea Leasure, he opened Hustler Clubs in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo, Ohio. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1972, Flynt created the Hustler Newsletter, a two-page, black-and-white publication about his clubs.


1975 32 Years Old He purchased them for $18,000 and published them in the August 1975 issue. … Read More
Flynt has been married five times. He married his fourth wife, Althea, in 1976 and they remained married until her death in 1987.
1977 34 Years Old He claimed to be an evangelical Christian for one year, "converted" in 1977 by evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton, the sister of President Jimmy Carter. … Read More


1983 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The question of whether she could sue there reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983, with Flynt losing the case. … Read More
1988 45 Years Old In 1988, Flynt won an important Supreme Court decision, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, after being sued by Reverend Jerry Falwell in 1983, over an offensive ad parody in Hustler that suggested that Falwell's first sexual encounter was with his mother in an out-house. … Read More


He married his current wife, Elizabeth Berrios, in 1998. … Read More
1999 56 Years Old In a plea agreement in 1999, LFP, Inc. (Flynt's corporate holdings group) pleaded guilty to two counts of pandering obscenity and agreed to stop selling adult videos in Cincinnati.


In June 2003, prosecutors in Hamilton County, Ohio, attempted to revive criminal charges of pandering obscene material against Flynt and his brother Jimmy Flynt, charging that they had violated the 1999 agreement. … Read More
2004 61 Years Old Flynt has supported activist groups opposed to the war in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, and is also a strong supporter of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.
2012 69 Years Old On September 7, 2012, Larry Flynt offered a $1 million reward for information on Mitt Romney's unreleased tax returns. … Read More
2013 70 Years Old 1 More Event
Flynt was a Democrat when Bill Clinton was president. In 2013, he said he was "a civil libertarian to the core", though he once attempted a presidential run as a Republican.
2014 71 Years Old His daughter, Lisa Flynt-Fugate, died in a car crash in Ohio in October 2014 at the age of 47. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old In May 2015, Flynt endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. … Read More
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