Posted By Jeff on October 21, 2010
Bob Guccione was among the most important figures of the last 50 years in sexual culture, and the financial setbacks of his later years should not negate that. His Penthouse was, for a long time, younger, hipper and hotter than Playboy, back when both actually meant something.
And somehow, by the end of the day, I’m exchanging emails with Xaviera Hollander and posting:
“It all started with a friendly phone call from Bob who had tracked me down to Amsterdam in 1971 …”
Journalism and reporting and writing are just funny that way, sometimes. There’s not a lot of money in it, but you end up meeting the most interesting people.