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Penthouse Jan 2003
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Pet Of The Year

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Penthouse (USA) January 2003

Features
Covergirl & Pet of the Month Martina Warren (Nude) photographed by Carl L. Wachter
Pet Of The Year: Sunny Leone
Bush Comes To Shove: White House Warriors Playing With Fire!
The Penis Workout: Make The Most Of What You Have - Who Says Exercise Is Boring?
Cyberspace Casinos: A Smart Gambler's Guide To Online Betting

 


Penthouse Feb 2003
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Penthouse February 2003

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Dominique Dane (Nude) photographed by J. Stephen Hicks
Special Report: Iraq Terror Connection: Did McVeigh Work For Saddam Hussein?
Faking Orgasms: Girls' Secret "Sex Acts" Their Lovers Never Know
Super Bowl Blowout: Danny Sheridan's Insider Betting Tips
Plus: Alan Dershowitz vs. Bill O'Reilly
Mudvayne interviewed by Tom O'Connell

 


Penthouse Mar 2003
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Penthouse March 2003

Features
Covergirl & Pet of the Month Lilly Ann (Nude) photographed by Suze Randall
Investigative Report: Cold-War Military Pollution Still Killing Americans
Does Your Lover Cheat? Girls Tell Why They Stray... And What Makes Them Stay
Perfect Penis Profile: Shape, Not Size, Is What Really Matters
Long Walk Home: One Man's 36,000-Mile Trek Around The World

 


Penthouse Apr 2003
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Penthouse April 2003

Features
Covergirl & Pet of the Month Jana Cova (Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
Discipline 101: Bondage And S&M Dominate College Sex
Voodoo Prince: Exiled "Baby Doc" Dreams Of Power
Penn & Teller: UFOs, Feng Shui, And Other Science Frauds
Vide Funds: Will "Sin Stocks" Drive Wall St. Boom?

 


Penthouse May 2003
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Penthouse May 2003

Features
Covergirl & Pet of the Month Victoria Bonne (Nude) photographed by Robert Gordon
Special Report: Smile For The Camera! We're All Being Watched, 24/7 - Does That Make You Feel Safe?
All-Day Potency: New Pills That Outlast Viagra
Darryl Dawkins: Big Money And Bad Attitude Have Killed Pro Basketball
Can't Buy You Love: Pathetic Sex Lives Of Desperate Millionaires

 


Penthouse Jun 2003
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Pet Of The Year Play-Off

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Penthouse June 2003

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Lanny Barbie (Nude) photographed by Suze Randall
Inventing Elvis: The Weird Illegal Alien Who Controlled "The King"
Baby Killing? Bestiality? America's Most Controversial Professor Speaks Out
Coed Porno: Steamy Love Tips From Student "Sexperts"
Will Tommy Lee Ever Grow Up? Article by Blair R. Fischer
Peter Singer interviewed by Peter Laufer

 


Penthouse Jul 2003
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Penthouse July 2003

Features
Covergirl & Pet of the Month Silver Moon (Nude) photographed by Philip Mond
Security Shell Game: Homeland Terror War Is Bush's Ultimate Power Trip
Sex Spray: Female Ejaculate's Sensational Secrets
King Of The Ring: Chris Jericho Grapples With Success
Burning Semen: Will Gulf War Vet Illness Strike Again?

 


Penthouse Aug 2003
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Penthouse August 2003

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Sandra Shine (Nude) photographed by Earl Miller
Total Disconnect: Right-Wing Crusade Against Video Games
Wild Riders: Crazed FMX Legends Defy Pain, Gravity, and Death
Flaccid Frustration? "Down Time" Sex Tips For Erotic Fulfillment
Bill Goldberg: Can He Jackhammer Hollywood Stardom?
Bill Goldberg interviewed by Bobbi Dempsey

 


Penthouse Nov 2003
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Penthouse November 2003

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Anais Alexander (Nude) photographed by Suze Randall
The Oddfather: "Crazy" Mob Boss Psychs Out Shrinks
Ronde Barber: Sex, Race, And What Pro Ball Is All About
Beyond Kinky: Can You Ever Be Too Wild?
20 Worst Teams: Danny Sheridan's College Football Hall Of Shame
Ronde Barber interviewed by Linda Marx

 


Penthouse Ann 2003
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Anniversary

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Penthouse Anniversary (September/October) 2003

Features
Covergirl Monica (Nude) photographed by Robert Gordon
Pet of the Month is Chantelle Fontain photographed by J. Stephen Hicks
Private Lives, Public Lies: Right-wing Hypocrites' Moral Duplicity By Joe Conason
The Viagra Myth: Read This Before You Pop The Pill!
Jeremy Shockey: Superstar, Spoiled Brat... Or Both?
Plus: vince Gill, Chad Morton, Top Dance-Club Deejays, And Danny Sheridan's NFL Preview

 


Penthouse Hol 2003
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Holiday

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Penthouse Holiday 2003

Features
Covergirl & Centerfold Pet of the Month Aneta Smrhova (Nude) photographed by Robert Gordon
Banning Masturbation, and other bizarre laws
Our Last-Minute Gift Guide
Border Wars by Peter Laufer
Sex-Toy Parties by Bobbi Dempsey

 

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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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