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Penthouse Jan 1989
Penthouse January 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse January 1989

Features
Covergirl Ginger Miller (Nude) photographed by Bob Guccione
Pet of the Month is Aneliese Nesbitt photographed by Tina Rossi
Profile of Nancy Reagan
The Devil In Jim Bakker: His Homosexual Lover And Pimp Tells All
No One Who Cares... No Place To Go
U.S.A Confidential by Sharon Churcher

 


Penthouse Feb 1989
Penthouse February 1989 magazine back issue cover image
Pet Of The Year Runner-Up

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Penthouse February 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Lola Anders (Nude) photographed by Philip Mond
America's Most Wanted: Capturing Criminals And Ratings
Use And Abuse: The New Rules Of Love
My Enemy, Myself: A Jew's Life As An Arab
Camera Ready: A Photographer's Wish List

 


Penthouse Mar 1989
Penthouse March 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse March 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Sunny Woods (Nude) photographed by J. Stephen Hicks
Explosive: Jimmy Swaggart's Other Woman
600,000 Child Prostitutes - An American Tragedy
New Aids Advances: Safe And Inexpensive
How To Pass The S.A.T.'s - Dishonest But Effective

 


Penthouse Apr 1989
Penthouse April 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse April 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Simone Brigitte (Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
Baseball's Sexiest Secret Is Out!
Dan Quayle: The Complete Dan Quayle Joke Book
Exclusive: Margo Adams VS. Wade Boggs - Baseball's Biggest Bust-Up
Kingsley Amis: The "Trouble" With Girls
Geraldo Riviera interviewed by Fred Robbins

 


Penthouse May 1989
Penthouse May 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse May 1989

Features
Covergirl Jaqueline Winfield (Not Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
Pet of the Month is Venesuela photographed by Philip Mond
Boggs' Beauty Bares Boobs, Etc.
Frank Zappa Gores Tipper
F.B.I. VS. Terrorism: An Inside Report
Wade Boggs Pt.2 - Margo Bares All

 


Penthouse Jun 1989
Penthouse June 1989 magazine back issue cover image
Pet Of The Year Play-Off

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Penthouse June 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Katja Zajcek (Nude) photographed by Carl Wachter
Yasser Arafat: A Profile By Tad Szulc
Al Unser, Jr.: Life And Death At The Indy 500
Good Drugs? Pleasure Without The Side Effects
Longevity: The Newest Science In Life Extension

 


Penthouse Jul 1989
Penthouse July 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse July 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Suzy (aka: Dee Carter, Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
Exclusive: U.S. Government's Secret Drug Deals
Dr. Joseph Gold: Finding Cancer's "Magic Bullet"
Comedy's Barry Sobel
Hero For The Homeless

 


Penthouse Aug 1989
Penthouse August 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse August 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Sara Norton (Nude) photographed by Hank Londoner
Time Machine: How The Universe Will End
George Brett: Answering The Rumors
Spike Lee: Racism And Violence
Exclusive: Jamaican Posses - The Deadliest Criminal Organization In America

 


Penthouse Sep 1989
Penthouse September 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse September 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Lynn Johnson (Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
20th Anniversary Pet
The Princess And The Clown
Reporters, Con Men, And Playing Hard Ball
The Story Of Her Life

 


Penthouse Oct 1989
Penthouse October 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse October 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Diana van Gils (Nude) photographed by Philip Mond
Killer Whales: Who's Who In their Exploitation & Abuse
Gridiron Grotesque: The 20 Most Terrible Teams
Good Work: 25 Great Jobs For The '90s
Capital Punishment: A Chilling Eyewitness Report
Alexander M. Haig Jr. interviewed by Russell Warren Howe

 


Penthouse Nov 1989
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Penthouse November 1989

Features
Covergirl Chanel (Not Nude) photographed by Hank Londoner
Pet of the Month is Mikki Brenner photographed by Philip Mond
Exclusive: How The Pentagon Kills Cats For God & Country
The Very Strange Story Of David Puttnam's Hollywood
Spy Tech: A James Bond Supermarket For Spies
How Can You Tell If A Skunk Is Near-Sighted

 


Penthouse Dec 1989
Penthouse December 1989 magazine back issue cover image

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Penthouse December 1989

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Kirsten Stewart (Nude) photographed by May Austen and Jack Harrison
Japan's bloody war on dolphins
Incest: The mother's story
Exclusive: My worst year by Larry Bird
Korean massage parlors: The McDonald's of sex

 

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Penthouse is a men's magazine that was founded by Bob Guccione in 1965. It combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials, that eventually, in the 1990s evolved into hardcore. Although Guccione was American, the magazine was founded in 1965 in the United Kingdom, and started selling Penthouse in the United States in September 1969. At the height of its success, Guccione was considered to be one of the richest men in the United States.

For many years Penthouse fell somewhere in between Playboy and Hustler in terms of explicitness (and respectability). Almost from the start the pictorials showed female genitalia and pubic hair when this was still considered by many to be obscene. Simulated sex, but not penetration or male genitalia, followed, then, several years later, male genitalia, including erections, could be seen. In addition, Penthouse attempted to maintain some level of reading content, although usually of a more sexually oriented nature than Playboy.

Probably the most famous issue of Penthouse was its September 1984 issue, which was the largest selling issue of any magazine in history. This issue featured photos of Vanessa Williams, who was the current Miss America, from early in her modeling career. Williams posed for the series of black and white photos with another female model, engaging in simulated lesbian acts. While Williams' pictures created the most publicity at the time, the issue would later become even more controversial because of its centerfold, Traci Lords. Lords posed nude for this issue at the beginning of her career as an adult film star. It would later be revealed that Lords was underage throughout most of her career in pornography and was only fifteen when she posed for Penthouse. As a result, the issue is illegal to own if the centerfold is intact, falling under the laws against child pornography. The September 1984 issue also featured an interview with John Travolta, a feature on Boy George, and a pictorial on a pornographic actress, Hyapatia Lee.

In 1992, an issue between the magazine and United States Navy surfaced. The United States Navy reacted negatively on the issues of circulation and distribution around the military base. Distribution and sale of adult titles is said to be inconsistent with the rules and regulations concerning sexual harassment and human dignity.

The Military Honor and Decency Act signed by President Clinton in 1996 stated that the Secretary of Defense may not permit the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on property under the jurisdiction of the Defense Department. Also, a 1998 Supreme Court ruling held that a military base is not a public forum.

In 1998, caught between the widespread availability of pornography on the Internet and the growing popularity of non-explicit "men's magazines" like Maxim, Penthouse decided to change its format and began featuring sexually explicit pictures (ie: actual oral and vaginal penetration). It also began to regularly feature pictorials of female models urinating, which up until then had been considered a defining limit of illegal obscenity as distinguished from legal pornography. The new format ended up losing subscriptions and newsstand circulation for the magazine.

Videocassettes gained popularity and the steady rise of the Internet are some reasons that caused the steady decline of Penthouse Magazine circulation and other pornographic magazines like Playboy Magazine and Hustler Magazine. The Internet provided a cheaper and multiple avenues of satisfaction for customers who sought privacy. After struggling for years, in April 2002, Guccione announced that Penthouse Magazine was going out of business.

On July 2003, Bob Guccione lost his famous Penthouse Mansion. The mansion was composed of two townhouses built in 1879. Rebuilt in 1920s by Jeremiah Milbank, it was one of the largest private residences in Manhattan. At the height of prestige, Guccione bought the mansion in 1975.

On August 12, 2003, General Media, the parent company of the magazine, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In October 2003, it was announced that Penthouse magazine was being put up for sale as part of a deal with its creditors. In October 2003, an announcement of the sale of Penthouse Magazine circulated.

On October 4, 2004, General Media emerged from bankruptcy and was renamed the Penthouse Media Group. It is now owned by Marc Bell, a south Florida real-estate developer, who intends to soften the content of the magazine.

Starting with the January 2005 issue, Penthouse Magazine no longer showed pictures of an explicit nature, being touted as an alternative to FHM Magazine. Penthouse Magazine nixed explicitly nude photos of male and female genitalia. The change improved the declining sales. However, sales still did not reach the same circulation numbers of Penthouse Magazine at the peak of the magazine.

In 2005, Penthouse Media Group had a total circulation of 326,358 copies. Penthouse Magazine continues to increase sales as it works to become a competitor of the adult entertainment genre.

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