Larry Flynt will be honored in typical Hustler fashion with a wild memorial night at his famed Hustler Club in Las Vegas.
Flynt, the ‘Hustler’ magazine founder and outspoken First Amendment activist who built a $400 million adult entertainment empire, passed away on Wednesday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 78.
His notorious Hustler Club will celebrate his life with an extravagant party including strippers, a Flynt Goldfinger cocktail and spaghetti bolognese and meatballs.
Larry Flynt will be honoured in typical Hustler fashion with a wild memorial night at his Vegas club
His famed Hustler Club will celebrate his life with an extravagant party including strippers, a Flynt Goldfinger cocktail and spaghetti bolognese and meatballs
Porn mogul Larry Flynt talks about the 40th anniversary of ‘Hustler’ magazine at his offices in Beverly Hills, California on August 26, 2014
The event will be open to the public for those aged over 21, with tickets starting at $50. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, groups of no more than four people are allowed to attend.
There will be other precautions in place at the party to prevent the spread of the virus.
The club’s dance group, ‘Sexxy After Dark,’ is expected to perform during the event, according to a report in TMZ.
There will be a special presentation commemorating the life of the self-styled ‘smut peddler’, followed by a rooftop balloon release.
Guests will be able to sip on a specially-styled vodka-based cocktail called the Flynt Goldfinger.
Flynt died due to heart failure, his nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr. said although he had suffered from a slew of health problems since a 1978 murder attempt that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
He was best known for his pornography publishing empire and Hustler magazine.
A self-described ‘smut-peddler’ who transformed his Mid West strip clubs into the multi-million-dollar Hustler empire, Flynt was passionate about personal freedoms
Flynt and his fifth wife, Elizabeth Berrios, are pictured at the Oxford Union in February 2014
The controversial mogul and self-described First Amendment champion had been involved in numerous legal battles involving free speech and pornography regulations.
A self-described ‘smut-peddler’ who transformed his Mid West strip clubs into the multi-million-dollar Hustler empire, Flynt was passionate about personal freedoms.
He was an unlikely free-speech activist known for his legal battles over pornography regulations. Aside from pornography, he launched unsuccessful bids for political office.
His life was made into a 1996 film, The People vs Larry Flynt, starring Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton and Courtney Love, which chronicled his rise to fame and his clashes with religious institutions and the law.
Flynt is seen in November 2004, celebrating his 62nd birthday at The Hustler Club in Paris
Flynt was married five times, and had five children – his daughter Lisa Flynt-Fugate died in a car crash in Ohio in October 2014, at the age of 47.
He is survived by T.J. Flynt; Theresa Flynt, who worked in marketing for the retail side of Hustler; Tonya Flynt-Vega, who accused her father of sexual abuse – claims he denied – and began the Coalition Against Pornography; and Larry Flynt Jr, who his father said was ‘worthless’.
He married Elizabeth Berrios, his former nurse, in 1998.
In 2013 he told The Hollywood Reporter he was estranged from four of his five children, because he claimed they just wanted his money and were not prepared to show an interest in running his business.
It was unclear if they had reconciled at the time of his death.
Flynt told the magazine that he maintains a special place in his heart for his fourth wife Althea, who was bisexual and died of AIDS in 1987.
‘Althea was the love of my life,’ said Flynt.
The pair met when the 17-year-old runaway started dancing in one of his clubs.
They married in 1976 and remained married until her death in 1987.