February 25, 1988 |
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that public figures who are the victims of a satirical attack--even one that is pornographic and "outrageous"--may not sue for damages, and it rejected a $200,000 judgment won by the Rev. Jerry Falwell against Hustler magazine.
September 8, 1996 |
The most misunderstood man in America is sitting in his gold-plated wheelchair in a penthouse office on Wilshire Boulevard and waiting for his moment to arrive. In Larry Flynt's fondest dreams, that moment will make him whole, not merely a sum of his parts. In his most infamous guise, Flynt is a widely reviled pornographer, founder of the explicit Hustler magazine. Yet he was impotent for much of his reign, paralyzed from the hips down by a would-be assassin.
October 23, 1997 |
Buyers far outnumbered protesters Wednesday at a small shop where Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sold copies of his raunchy magazine here for the first time in 20 years. The city's magazine sellers had avoided Hustler ever since 1977, when Flynt was found guilty of pandering obscenity. So Flynt, whose conviction was overturned, decided to open up shop himself. About six protesters held signs saying, "Porn hurts children" and "This is where filth is sold."
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October 30, 1997 |
When the Eldorado Club in Gardena declared bankruptcy last year, club official Maggie Mundet sent out only two letters to people she thought might want to buy the card club. One was to famed pornographer Larry Flynt, the other to entertainer and game show guru Merv Griffin. Griffin never responded. But two weeks later, Hustler magazine publisher Flynt was in touch, saying that he was thinking about expanding his empire.
May 27, 1985 |
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
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June 25, 1989 |
Five years ago, June Mincher, a 245-pound prostitute with a lavender Rolls-Royce, was shot to death on a Van Nuys sidewalk by a swift and efficient killer, setting off an investigation that unearthed a bizarre cast of characters and seamy tales, but convicted no one. This month some of the mystery appears to be unraveling in a court hearing into another killing a world away--the world of the "Cotton Club" slaying with its Hollywood celebrities and...
August 10, 2009 |
On a recent Saturday night, Savannah Stern earned $300 to hang out for seven hours at a party in Santa Monica wearing nothing but a feather boa. The veteran of more than 350 hard-core pornography productions took the job to earn extra cash and to network. But the word at the 35th anniversary party for Hustler magazine was not heartening, especially among the roughly 75 other women working there. "At least five girls I haven't seen in a while came up to me and said, 'Savannah, are you working?
November 20, 2013 |
Joseph Paul Franklin, a racist who targeted African Americans, Jews and tried to assassinate Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, was executed Wednesday morning in Missouri, officials said. The execution came after Flynt, who has used a wheelchair since the 1978 attack, unsuccessfully pleaded for mercy for his assailant. It also came after a string of failed last-moment legal appeals delayed the execution by several hours. Technically, Franklin, who was executed at a state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo., went to his death for killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack on a St. Louis synagogue in 1977.
July 23, 1991 |
Eight years after the bullet-riddled body of New York impresario Roy Radin was found in a dry creek bed near Gorman, a jury Monday found onetime drug dealer and would-be Hollywood deal-maker Karen Greenberger and three bodyguards guilty of murder and kidnaping in what became known as the "Cotton Club" murder. Greenberger, 43, and Robert Lowe, 44, were convicted of second-degree murder and kidnaping, requiring an automatic life sentence without possibility of parole.