The September 1984 issue of Penthouse magazine is collectible because it un-covered the reigning Miss America, but is also contraband because it featured an underage Traci Lords. esquire.com/entertainment…
In 1975, Stephen Hawking bet Kip Thorne a subscription to Penthouse for Thorne against four years of Private Eye for him that Cygnus X-1 wasn't a black hole. Hawking later explained that if black holes didn't exist, much of his research would be incorrect, but at least he'd have won the bet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
Omni Magazine was an influential publication that ran from 1978 to 1995. Created by Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione and wife Kathy Keeton, it featured interviews with scientists such as Freeman Dyson, art from H.R. Giger and Chris Foss, and original fiction from authors such as Isaac Asimov theverge.com/2017/6/2/157…
There was a "Penthouse Club" located at the original Walt Disney Studios that was for the studio's top talent as a reward for their hard work and loyalty. On one of the walls hung a mural featuring many topless women that was drawn in house. disneyhistoryinstitute.co…
The original plot for the TV show Frasier had Kelsey Grammer playing a paralyzed media mogul cared for by a street-smart nurse in a Manhattan penthouse. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In 1966 aviation legend Howard Hughes overstayed his penthouse suite reservation at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas and upon management asking him to vacate, he purchased the entire hotel and continued living/working in the suite for 4 years while establishing himself as a real estate tycoon curbed.com/2012/10/16/103…
In 1998, Mariah Carey wanted to buy a penthouse in NYC but needed approval by the city's board. During the interview, one of the board members asked her if β€œMr. Biggie” (recently murdered) would be visiting the building. She responded β€œMr. Biggie, he be dead.” She was denied the penthouse. hopkinsandcompany.com/Boo…
Joe Walsh and John Belushi once were in a penthouse suite and liked the artwork, but not the wallpaper, so they took the paintings off, tore the wallpaper off and put the paintings back on the walls. societyofrock.com/joe-wal…
Little Richard denied near-death rumors in 2017 and asserted β€˜I’m Still Singing’. He has kept largely away from the spotlight, reportedly living in a penthouse suite at the Hilton in downtown Nashville after hip surgery rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Linn Thomas is the first pin-up model in history to have appeared in both Playboy and Penthouse as a centerfold model. Her mother is Vietnamese and her father is a mix of Irish, Welsh and Italian. Her father abandoned the family when Linn was very young en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned about 'The Penthouse', Vancouver's oldest family owned strip club. Purchased by the Filippone brothers in 1941, it still operates today. As well as having a bestselling book written about its history, the site is also heritage listed. vancourier.com/news/seven…
After the Unabomber demanded his manifesto be published in a major newspaper in order to cease his attacks, Penthouse offered to publish it. His response was that he hoped for a more "respectable" outlet, but if no one else agreed, he would let them publish but he would bomb one more time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
At 11AM every morning, a group of five ducks (led by a Duckmaster) descend from their penthouse suite to the lobby of the Peabody hotel in Memphis. After playing in the fountain, at 5PM they leave and return to their rooms. This has been going on for over 70 years. peabodymemphis.com/peabod…
In 1975, physicist Kip Thorne bet Stephen Hawking one year of issues of Penthouse Magazine that black holes exist. Thorne won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The Leonardo in Johannesburg officially became the tallest building in Africa in 2019. Its 2100 square metre, 3 floor penthouse apartment for R180 million make this the most expensive sectional title property ever sold in South Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The entire 52nd floor of Four Seasons Hotel New York was demolished to create the Ty Warner Penthouse suite, a seven-year, 4,300-square-foot, USD 50 million investment. Each precious element of the master bedroom is a singular work of art and the rate is USD 50,000 per night press.fourseasons.com/new…
A New Zealand spy once lost his briefcase. It was found to contain his business card, 5 pies, a diary, and a copy of Penthouse, a pornographic magazine. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
Howard Hughes bought the Silver Slipper casino so he could turn off the flashing slipper sign so he didn't have to see it anymore from his penthouse across the street en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
The "PPDG" penthouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, has a toilet with a glass floor looking into a 15 storey elevator shaft. The building used to be an old Mexican colonial building and was supposed to have 2 elevator shafts. The second elevator was never installed. businessinsider.com/this-…
A Chinese doctor spent 6 years illegally building a mountainous stone penthouse on top of a residential urban tower, "complete with boulders, trees, gardens, pools and ponds." weburbanist.com/2013/08/1…
Today I learned of Lillian Gasinskayoy, a Soviet defector who escaped by swimming from a cruise ship in Sydney harbour in 1979 wearing a red bikini. Later, sans bikini, she was the first centrefold in Australian Penthouse magazine and appeared in Australian soap operas before fading into obscurity dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is the most expensive hotel suite with prices starting at $80,000 per night lonelyplanet.com/news/201…
Stephen Hawking had to purchase a one-year subscription to Penthouse for Kip Thorne after losing a bet pertaining to the existence of black holes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
President Reagan had a penthouse office with four staff members in Century City until 2001. The rent was about $18,000 a month, 40% below market value for the space. articles.latimes.com/2001…
Nauru President RenΓ© Harris spent more than A$231,000 on luxury items, holidays and a property in Melbourne. Harris maintained a luxury penthouse suite on the 51st floor of Nauru House in Melbourne en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
The Unabomber agreed to stop planting bombs, if his Manifesto was published in a major newspaper. When Penthouse agreed to publish it, he changed his terms such that he would be allowed to plant one more bomb, because he thought so little of the magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
The publisher of Penthouse magazine started Omni magazine "to make science just as popular as naked ladies." omnireboot.com/media/
In the 60s and 70s two rival pornographic magazines, Playboy and Penthouse, pushed each other to reveal more of the female body without being too crude by showing the female nether regions. This rivalry was dubbed "The Pubic Wars". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pub…
Penthouse owner Bob Guccione had a world-class collection of art that included El Greco, Degas, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and Dali. He auctioned it in 2002 to pay off debts, but 9-11 had depressed the art market and he got 1/3 of the appraisal value for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Stephen King's Children of the Corn was originally published in Penthouse in March 1977 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Stephen Hawking bet Kip Thorne over a famous X-ray source not being a black hole: the former to get 3 years of "Private Eye"; the latter a year of "Penthouse"; Thorne won the bet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyg…
Everyday at 11am The Peabody Hotel marches their famed group of ducks through the hotel to the lobby fountain. At 5pm these ducks return to their custom penthouse worth $200,000. They also have a personal assistant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
In an interview for Penthouse in 2001, Mitch Hedberg was asked "If you could choose, how would you end your life?" His response: "First, I'd want to get famous, and then I'd overdose. If I overdosed at this stage in my career, I would be lucky if it made the back pages." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
Susan Backlinie (Chrissie the skinny-dipper victim in Jaws) was a stuntwoman, animal trainer, and also appeared in her own softcore porn pictorial in Penthouse magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
That, in 1976, an 11-year-old girl was featured in a nude pictorial in Playboy. In 1978, she was featured in Penthouse at the age of 13. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
Eli Roth posed as a woman while working as a cybersex phone operator for Penthouse when he was going to film school en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Stephen Hawking bought his friend a year of Penthouse Magazine after he lost a bet over the existence of black holes. mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
In 2010, a suspect made a 'Bourne-like' escape from his Los Angeles penthouse when police responded to complaints. Inside, they found weapons, fake passports, stacks of money, a camera, and counterfeiting materials. The apartment had a perfect view of the Federal Reserve. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
Actress Vanessa Williams was the first African American woman named Miss America, but was stripped of her crown when Penthouse magazine published nude pics of her (and another woman). newsone.com/2026662/vanes…
The publisher of Penthouse magazine started Omni magazine "to make science just as popular as naked ladies." omnireboot.com/
Terri Nunn, from the band Berlin, almost got the part of Princess Leia (she was called back 3 times) and appeared in Penthouse even though she was only 16 at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Princess Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Phillip (and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II) sheltered a family of Jews in her penthouse in Athens during the German occupation of Greece in World War 2. timesofisrael.com/a-life-…
Stephen Hawking bought a one year subscription to Penthouse for Kip Thorne after losing a bet regarding the existance of black holes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci…
The Employee Manual at Disney's animation studios in 1943 covered things like the penalty for violating the U.S. Espionage Act, the exclusion of women from the Penthouse Club, and practical safety tips like "put out your smoke BEFORE you fiddle with a loaded moviola". cartoonbrew.com/disney/th…
Traci Lords appeared underage in the same 1984 issue of Penthouse that exposed Vanessa Williams (Miss America, 1984) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Stephen Hawking placed a bet with Kip Thorne in 1975 against the existence of a black hole in Cygnus X-1. Kip would win 1 year of Penthouse if it did, Hawking would win 4 years of Private Eye if not. Hawking lost, conceded by breaking into Kip's office while he was away and signed the framed bet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyg…
A Dane seduced a famous actress to gain access to her penthouse next to where a "high-level Nazi official" was to stay so he could assassinate him. The officer never arrived. The official was Heinrich Himmler, and after landing in Copenhagen fell ill and returned to Berlin. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Suzee Pai (Miao Yin from Big Trouble in Little China) was in Penthouse. Twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
Vanna White had a lesbian affair with a penthouse model named Liza Greer. Oh.. and Vanna has her own line of yarn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
The short story "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King was first published in Penthouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…

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