Flynt, Larry

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Name
Flynt, Larry Gender: M
Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr.
born on 1 November 1942 at 21:10 (= 9:10 PM )
Place Salyersville, Kentucky, 37n45, 83w04
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°59' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°40 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°05'



Larry Flynt
photo: Toglenn, license gfdl

Biography

American publisher and founder of a porno magazine, Hustler, in 1973. He also founded Busty Beauties and Barely Legal, all of which featured models with frontal nudity and genital shots. Flynt is a nightmare version of the American dream come true, the epitome of vulgarity and lack of principles, white trash with money. An unabashed redneck and deep-fried hillbilly, he was a high school dropout. Flynt ran go-go clubs, and in the mid-'60s, began publishing a two page newsletter, Hustler. After three prior marriages and four kids, he and his fourth wife, Althea, a former go-go dancer, pursued their bawdy dreams and built up a publishing empire worth millions. They lived a lifestyle of drugs, sex and dissipation. He once confessed to having sex with a chicken, along with many other obscene adventures and bar fights.

On 20 March 1978, Flynt was shot by a sniper and paralyzed from the waist down. He became a "born again" Christian through religious mentor Ruth Carter Stapleton in 1977, until he fell by the wayside of sin as a backslider. He lived a bitter life in a gold-plated wheel chair in an eight-bedroom mansion in Hollywood. Althea died on 27 June 1987; she was found in the bathtub and had AIDS.

A major film release The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), told his story. Flynt's autobiography was published in December 1996, An Unseemly Man.

On 20 June 1998, he married his longtime companion and former nurse, Elizabeth Berrios, 38, from his wheelchair. It was his fifth marriage and her first. Of his three daughters, Tonya Flynt-Vega traveled the country speaking out against pornography in the late '90s, claiming that her dad sexually abused her from the time she was 9 to 18.

On 8 August 2003, the self-proclaimed "smut peddler" threw his hat in the ring of the California gubernatorial race, and lost. He was a strong supporter of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.

Flynt had five daughters and a son. He died from heart failure in Los Angeles on 10 February 2021 at the age of 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • spouse relationship with Flynt, Althea (born 6 November 1953). Notes: 1976-1987
  • role played of/by Harrelson, Woody (born 23 July 1961). Notes: 1996 film "The People vs. Larry Flynt"

Events

  • Work : Start Business 1973 ("Hustler" magazine)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1977 (Became born-again Christian)
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 20 March 1978 (Shot, paralyzed)
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  • Health : Medical procedure November 1982 (Spine surgery)
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  • Death : Suicide Attempt October 1987 (Suicide attempt)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1996 (Autobiography)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 20 June 1998 (Fifth marriage, Elizabeth Berrios)
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  • Work : Lose social status August 2003 (Ran for Governor of California and lost)
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  • Death of Child October 2014 (His daughter Lisa Flynt-Fugate)
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Source Notes

G. Wolfsohn quotes B.C. in AA, 1/1979. American Atlas gives EWT, towns nearby have CWT as the location is at a volatile border.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Weight (Heavy, bloated)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Redneck bigot, obscene, crude)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Paralysis (Paralyzed from waist down)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Spine)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Abusive - Sexual (Daughter Tonya accused him of sex abuse)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Home centered ($2 million mansion in Hollywood)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Many affairs)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sexual perversions (Sex with a chicken)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Born-again Christian for a while)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart failure)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Go-Go clubs, magazines)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Sex Business : Porno Market ("Hustler" magazine)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("An Unseemly Man")
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor ("Hustler," others)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Publishing tycoon)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Movie made about his life)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book