Penthouse began publication as a British magazine, founded on a shoestring in London in 1965 by Bob Guccione, a relatively unknown American artist with no publishing experience. With the assistance of a small, but willing staff, he was able to go against traditional England and, after a controversial beginning, make Penthouse the largest selling quality men's magazine in the history of British publishing.
The name Wang Chung might give you the impression that the group is a New Age Jazz group. In fact, they do incorporate a certain "airy and fluid synthesizer type" feel within their music. But Wang Chung is neither new nor a New Age group.
Penthouse founder Bob Guccione’s rise to the top of the media landscape and fall into financial ruin will be the subject of a new television series, Variety has learned.
Without a doubt, New York City is a businessman's dream come true. The world's best talent come here for work, the biggest companies network here, and corporate-friendly bars can be found on every corner. If you love to network with the world's elites, no city can ever beat New York.
Philo Fransworth didn’t know it at the time, but the years he spent avoiding electric shock have been very, very good to science fiction. Farnsworth--who came up with the rough idea of broadcast television technology when he was an appropriately gee-Whiz child of 14--died in 1971, largely uncompensated for inventing the medium that's simultaneously melted brains (hello, reality TV) and fueled them with creative fervor. Steven Spielberg's family bought a set in 1949; he credits it as being the single greatest artistic influence of his youth. A mandatory appointment in his household was Captain Video, a crude sci-fi series that may as well have used wadded-up paper for moon rocks.
I was reminded of my father today. He passed away a long time ago. One of the most interesting effects of time is its ability to heal wounds and amplify strengths. If I let time mesmerize me, my father was a saint. When the clock stops its hypnotic ticking, I realize that he was far less holy, but he really was an amazing teacher.