Larry Flynt

American publisher Larry Flynt

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.
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Hustler founder Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt leading to Trump impeachment
Fox News - 4 months
Hustler founder Larry Flynt is running a full-page ad in Sunday’s Washington Post offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the impeachment of President Trump.
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Fear & Loafing at the IMATS
Huffington Post - 10 months
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With Larry Flynt involved, controversy is inevitable. But Gardena likes its chances with his casino investment
LATimes - 11 months
Adult entertainment mogul Larry Flynt is no stranger to controversy, and less than eight months after taking over a struggling Gardena casino, his new enterprise has already sparked its share of strife. But the working-class South Bay city is betting that Flynt’s gamble on the card club will pay...
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Hollywood High Concept
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Studios today are producing, for the most part, two kinds of films. One type is pre-established franchises (comic books, TV series, famous novels, toys, such as Star Wars, Captain America, and The Hunger Games. The other type is high-concept scripts that are either conceived of in-house by executives, producers, managers, and agents who know what the market responds to -- or by "spec" screenwriters determined to break the bank. Writing even the greatest screenplay that isn't high concept is choosing either the indie path or willful self-indulgence. Dealing with "high concept" is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks of the Hollywood writer, agent, or producer; reducing the story to a compelling logline is what high concept is all about. As a former academic not prepared for a world focused on marketing, it took me years to realize that the term "high concept" means almost its opposite. It means "simple concept," as in Fatal Attraction: An innocent smile at a pa...
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The 50-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History Of 'Star Trek'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman     WHAT A LONG STRANGE TREK IT'S BEEN   HOLLYWOOD IS THE ONLY BUSINESS WHERE YOU GET TO SHAKE HANDS WITH YOUR DREAMS —writer/director NICHOLAS MEYER Sitting across from me at a small table in a cluttered room in a Miami cemetery was the bearded rabbi with a small yarmulke resting atop his mop of thick gray hair, who was about to conduct my grandmother Edna's graveside funeral. As we all sat around in a melancholy haze as the fateful time approached to bury Edna, I'll never forget the words he shared with me when he found out what I did for a living at the time. "I love Star Trek," he stammered excitedly. "You know why I think that show is so significant? Every story had a moral; it was a parable for the same ethical issues we grapple with in religion every day. I think it's a very meaningful and important show. The original, at least. The others were crap." Now, I wouldn't necessarily say "amen" to that (although admittedly some of the ...
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Gardena to reconsider casino measure aimed at Larry Flynt's casinos
LATimes - over 1 year
Larry Flynt may win a high-stakes gamble with the city of Gardena over the future of the the city’s oldest casino. The adult entertainment mogul bought the gaming license for the former Normandie Casino on Rosecrans Avenue this month for an undisclosed price. Flynt, who already owns the nearby Hustler...
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Hustler Has A $1 Million Offer Out On Ben Carson's Adviser For Proof Of Man-On-Man Harassment
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is offering up to $1 million to anyone who can prove that a top adviser to Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is guilty of male-on-male sexual harassment.  In an open letter published Monday in The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Flynt vows to fork over between "$50,000 and $1 million" to anyone with proof that the long-standing claims against Armstrong Williams, who is also a conservative radio personality, are true, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In 1998, Williams was accused of sexual harassment by his former personal trainer, Stephen Gregory, on more than 50 separate incidents, SF Gate reported. Gregory claimed that Williams had "repeatedly kissed him on the mouth, grabbed his buttocks and genitals, and climbed into bed with him on business trips." When Gregory rejected his advances, Williams allegedly fired him, according to the report.  The case was ultimately settled out of court, but thanks to Flynt, Williams' sordid pa...
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Larry Flynt thinks Playboy's nude-free move is 'ludicrous'
CNN - over 2 years
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‘Hustler’ magnate Larry Flynt endorses Clinton
Fox News - almost 3 years
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Herald Price Fahringer, a Defender of Free Speech, Dies at 87
NYTimes - about 3 years
The court victories of Mr. Fahringer, a lawyer who represented Larry Flynt and Al Goldstein when they were accused of distributing pornography, often reverberated beyond the individual client.
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MoMA Speaks out for Freedom to Express
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Sir Harold Evans helmed a panel to discuss the merits of free and uncensored art. The sold-out event was organized by Glenn D. Lowry and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA and Anne Pasternak of Creative Time in little more than a week. Perhaps because of Charlie Hebdo, there is now a great hunger to discuss and try to understand the values of free expression in our increasingly dangerous world. The panelists included artists Sharon Hayes, Kadar Attia, comedian Aasif Mandviwala, Jason Mojica, editor-in-chief of VICE News, and art history professor Simon Schama. It was organized with the help of Creative Time. Aasif: Has more to do with coming up with a newsworthy act for al-Qaeda Simon: Art's not the issue; we have to fight the gains of the Enlightenment all over again. Jason: VICE didn't publish Hebdo's cartoon of Mohammed after the shooting because it wasn't news. Simon: Charlie didn't ask people to kill. When free speech leads to murder... Kader: Injury of colonization in Franc...
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Impolite Society: I'm Offended, He's Offended, They're Offended, We're Offended
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The summer before my senior year of high school (way back in 1988), my friends and I adopted the catchphrase "I'm offended." It was used as a response to a shocking or outrageous statement. Think of it like, "Well I never!" There was usually a dramatic intake of breath and a look of shock on the face, and then, with the perfect inflection, "I'm offended" was uttered. Today the response might be "Rude" or "Seriously." I recently watched a segment on CBS Sunday Morning about Larry Flynt. During the piece the following quotation by Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist filled my TV screen and strongly resonated with me: "The fact that society may find speech offensive is not a sufficient reason for suppressing it." Seeing that quotation reminded me of the aforementioned phrase from high school, and that got me to thinking. Are we too easily offended today? When a person has a differing opinion from our own and chooses to say so publicly, are we (meaning all people) taking it so pers...
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The Week to Week News Quiz: Thanksgiving 2013 Edition
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Instead of surfing the web for videos of costumed cats riding Roombas this Thanksgiving, take our special Thanksgiving Week to Week News Quiz to see what others are thankful for this holiday. Here are some random but real hints: You either eat them or you don't; because the kingdom of God is theirs; we'll see if he's still smiling in six months; and until it starts working better. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz. 1. Why is it a good Thanksgiving for Caramel and Popcorn? a. They are the new code names of the latest Google Android operating systems, which reached 2 billion downloads this week b. Oversupply means their cost has dropped 40 percent since early summer c. They are the turkeys pardoned by President Obama d. Archeologists discovered remnants of both foods at the site of the first Thanksgiving in New England 2. What does anti-pornography group Morality in Media have to be thankful for? a. It has finally gotten its American Moral Media constitutional amendment acce...
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US serial killer who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt executed
Yahoo News - over 4 years
A US white supremacist serial killer who also admitted to shooting porn mogul Larry Flynt was put to death in Missouri early Wednesday by lethal injection, news reports said. Joseph Paul Franklin -- who was blamed for a string of killings between 1977 and 1980 he apparently committed in a bid to start a race war -- was declared dead at 1217 GMT in Bonne Terre, Missouri. A judge had issued a stay temporarily halting the 63-year-old Franklin's execution, but that order was lifted a short time later, allowing it to proceed. But he is perhaps most infamous for shooting Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, in an apparent assassination attempt that left him in a wheelchair.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Larry Flynt
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 72
    In May 2015, Flynt endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
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  • 2014
    Age 71
    His daughter, Lisa Flynt-Fugate, died in a car crash in Ohio in October 2014 at the age of 47.
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  • 2013
    Age 70
    On April 30, 2013, Flynt endorsed Mark Sanford in the 2013 special election for South Carolina's 1st congressional district, saying "His open embrace of his mistress in the name of love, breaking his sacred marriage vows, was an act of bravery that has drawn my support."
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 69
    On September 7, 2012, Larry Flynt offered a $1 million reward for information on Mitt Romney's unreleased tax returns.
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  • 2004
    Age 61
    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.
  • 2003
    Age 60
    In 2003, Flynt purchased nude photographs of Private Jessica Lynch, who was captured by Iraqi forces, rescued from an Iraqi hospital by US troops and celebrated as a hero by the media.
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    In 2003, Flynt was a candidate in the recall election of California governor Gray Davis, calling himself a "smut peddler who cares".
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    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 56
    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.
  • 1998
    Age 55
    Flynt has repeatedly weighed in on public debates by trying to expose conservative or Republican politicians with sexual scandals. He did so during the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton in 1998, offering $1 million for evidence and publishing the results in The Flynt Report.
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    As a result of a sting operation in April 1998, Flynt was charged with a number of obscenity-related offenses concerning the sale of sex videos to a youth in a Cincinnati adult store he owned.
    He married his current wife, Elizabeth Berrios, in 1998.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 45
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 40
    Also in 1983, he leaked an FBI surveillance tape to the media regarding John DeLorean.
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    The question of whether she could sue there reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983, with Flynt losing the case.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 34
    He claimed to be an evangelical Christian for one year, "converted" in 1977 by evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton, the sister of President Jimmy Carter.
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  • 1976
    Age 33
    He was first prosecuted on obscenity and organized crime charges in Cincinnati in 1976 by Simon Leis, who headed a local anti-pornography committee.
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    Flynt created his privately held company Larry Flynt Publications (LFP) in 1976.
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    Flynt has been married five times. He married his fourth wife, Althea, in 1976 and they remained married until her death in 1987.
  • 1975
    Age 32
    He purchased them for $18,000 and published them in the August 1975 issue.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 29
    This item became so popular with his customers that by May 1972, he expanded the Hustler Newsletter to 16 pages, then to 32 pages in August 1973. As a result of the 1973 oil crisis, the American economy went into recession.
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    In January 1972, Flynt created the Hustler Newsletter, a two-page, black-and-white publication about his clubs.
  • 1968
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1965
    Age 22
    In early 1965, Flynt took $1,800 from his savings and bought his mother's Dayton, Ohio bar, the Keewee.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    He was honorably discharged in July 1964.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    After living on his savings for two months, he enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1960.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 8
    In 1951, Flynt's sister, Judy, died due to leukemia at age four.
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  • 1942
    Born
    Born on November 1, 1942.
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