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Old 02-10-21, 05:35 PM
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'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

RIP Hustler Man. Years ago my cousin's girlfriend worked for him, my cousin had tons of free Hustler mags because of it. I went to school for a short time with one of his daughters.

'Hustler' Founder Dead at 78



Larry Flynt -- the famous and controversial publisher known for launching a porn empire -- has died ... TMZ has learned.
Family sources tell us the mogul passed Wednesday morning in Los Angeles from heart failure.
For nearly 50 years, Flynt's been one of the biggest names in the adult entertainment industry. He launched "Hustler" magazine in 1974, which brought him fame and fortune as it skyrocketed in popularity ... and also brought countless legal issues.

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While I'm *not* a fan of Larry Flynt, I recognize his contribution in protecting The First Amendment. Whenever someone complains that their "free speech" has been violated when they get in hot water for saying something stupid online--I point to Larry Flynt and Lenny Bruce. They had their free speech violated by obscenity laws that shouldn't have existed. They were both prosecuted, but ultimately, Flynt paid with his mobility and Bruce paid with his life. THAT is real "cancel culture".
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

Lotsa talk of "Mandela Effect" since many thought he died years ago...
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

Remember when we did the crayon thing? I got him to hold mine when I took a picture of him. The music was loud in his store, so I had a hard time explaining what I was doing. This was when he was running for governor of CA. He was making an appearance at the Hustler store downtown San Diego.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

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Lotsa talk of "Mandela Effect" since many thought he died years ago...
Count me in. When I saw this posted I was again to post "Again? He died years ago!" but when I googled it.. nope. Maybe he was assumed dead at one point? Or could be confusing him with Hugh Hefner.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

I live about 30 minutes away from Hustler Casino in Gardena, CA. It’s a card casino as it’s not in Indian land. Never been inside, but I’ve passed by it many times on the freeway. It is owned by Flynt.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

I think I owned one Hustler mag in my life

You could not find it at Crown Books

I remember him most from the Woody Harrelson movie.
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So long and thanks for all the pink, you dirty old man.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
Count me in. When I saw this posted I was again to post "Again? He died years ago!" but when I googled it.. nope. Maybe he was assumed dead at one point? Or could be confusing him with Hugh Hefner.
Maybe you were thinking of Bob Guccione of Penthouse magazine who died about ten years ago.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

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I remember him most from the Woody Harrelson movie.
Yeah, I donít think Iíd know much about him if not for the Woody Harrelson movie. It was a great performance by Harrelson!
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

While I'm *not* a fan of Larry Flynt, I recognize his contribution in protecting The First Amendment. Whenever someone complains that their "free speech" has been violated when they get in hot water for saying something stupid online--I point to Larry Flynt and Lenny Bruce. They had their free speech violated by obscenity laws that shouldn't have existed. They were both prosecuted, but ultimately, Flynt paid with his mobility and Bruce paid with his life. THAT is real "cancel culture".
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

I knew that he was still alive. After an occasional diet of Playboy and Penthouse, seeing my first Hustler at approx. age 13 was a shocker. I had perused many an issue there after, RIP Mr. Flynt, you did a lot for freedom of speech over the years and I totally respect that.
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A deeply unpleasant man who did good work for freedom of the press. I'm grateful for what good he did.

For a while, the best selling magazine in the shop where I worked in the early 90s was Hustler. (Penthouse and Playboy were #2 and #3.) He also published a bunch of non-porn magazines. They were all second-tier genre magazines: cars, cooking, photography, motorcycles, and such. Some people here might remember Video Games and Computer Entertainment.

I have a story that illustrates his personality. He was on some show helping promote the Milos Foreman movie, maybe it was Charlie Rose. He had zero sympathy for drug addicts. He said that he had been on heavy duty pain medications due to his shooting injury. When medicine developed a surgery that would help him, it worked. So he quit cold turkey. Never bothered him. He kept too busy to think about it. Doctors said that he showed all the symptoms of withdrawal, but he didn't notice. So he took no crap from anyone else who was addicted. And I'm thinking, Larry, almost no one is as tough as you. But he seemed incapable of empathy.
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For a while, the best selling magazine in the shop where I worked in the early 90s was Hustler. (Penthouse and Playboy were #2 and #3.) He also published a bunch of non-porn magazines. They were all second-tier genre magazines: cars, cooking, photography, motorcycles, and such. Some people here might remember Video Games and Computer Entertainment.
RIP, a music magazine that focused on heavy metal music in the late 80s and early 90s was probably the best American magazine covering the genre -- much better than contemporaries like Metal Edge, Circus, and Hit Parader.

He also published Chris Gore's Film Threat and its sister magazine, Sci-Fi Universe in the early-mid 90s, which were both quite good.






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I might have opened a Hustler by mistake once or twice. I bet nobody ever said "I buy Hustler for the articles".
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RIP Larry Flynt.

This pic was taken almost 9 years ago, and I have to tell you; he was BARELY alive at this appearance. He was slurring, mostly incoherent, and he had to be wheeled away when barely a third of the line got their autographs because his eye was leaking uncontrollably. It was truly sad to watch.

Still, he stood up to Morally Self-Righteous Proselytizing Asswipes of all political flavors. The ones that would take away any of your freedoms of expression to incur votes, money, or both, really.


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^ Nice boobs Hokeyboy!
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^ Nice boobs Hokeyboy!
I think that's what I meant by the "two" sign with my fingers? I never know what to do with my hands in photos...
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A deeply unpleasant man who did good work for freedom of the press. .... But he seemed incapable of empathy.
That's certainly true when it came to poultry.

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I checked out the Hustler store in Sacramento the weekend it opened and saw Larry Flynt in his gold wheelchair being shown around, seems the store wasn't really his idea and he didn't know what was in it. (Didn't buy anything myself and haven't gone back in since, no Blu-Rays. Hustler did put out several good 3D Blu-Rays a few years ago.) They had a table set up where he was signing autographs, I waited in line but after about 10 minutes I didn't want to wait any longer and felt kind of sorry for him the way he looked. Snapped a few candid photos of his store tour though. Remember they had the DVD of "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" for sale there too, I'd already gotten it at Big Lots for 2 bucks and watched it tonight.
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Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, and now Larry Flynt who provided us with hours or minutes of entertainment in your teenage years all died in this century.
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RIP, a music magazine that focused on heavy metal music in the late 80s and early 90s was probably the best American magazine covering the genre -- much better than contemporaries like Metal Edge, Circus, and Hit Parader.
Oh wow, I didn't know that RIP was a Flynt publication, that was a great magazine. If I wasn't reading the cooler Euro mags like Metal Hammer and Kerrang, it was RIP.

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Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, and now Larry Flynt who provided us with hours or minutes of entertainment in your teenage years all died in this century.
All three were very important during my teen years.
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I once had a issue with centerfold of French porn actress Tabatha Cash where you scratch and sniff. Yes, it smell like fish.
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Universe Magazine sounds right up my alley?

What I can’t believe is that People vs LF was 25 years ago and that would mean he was only 53 at the time. He looked old as hell in his cameo and during the publicity. Life was hard on that dude.
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Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, and now Larry Flynt who provided us with hours or minutes of entertainment in your teenage years all died in this century.
Surgeons who deal in carpel tunnel and elbow repair owe these men for all they have.
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Re: 'Hustler' Founder Larry Flynt Dead at 78

It's been forever since I looked at a porno mag. What was the difference between Hustler and Playboy? Didn't Hustler show more puss pics than Playboy? I can't for the life of me remember. I also had to check the date and year of the OP as I thought Flynt had been dead for years.

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