IMDb > Bob Guccione > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2005 | 2004 | 2000

1-20 of 27 items from 2013   « Prev | Next »


Peter O'Toole, star of 'Lawrence of Arabia,' dies at 81

15 December 2013 10:40 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Peter O’Toole, arguably the most strikingly charismatic, most eerily handsome, most preternaturally gifted actor of his acting generation, died Saturday at a London hospital at age 81.

O’Toole was part of the 1954 graduating class of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art along with Richard Burton, Albert Finney, and Alan Bates. After a supernova first decade — a 10-year run from 1958 to 1968 that included two stage Hamlets, two filmed Henry IIs, and an incandescent, career-defining title role in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia — O’Toole let the momentum slip. The 1970s were a blur of bombs and bad health »

- EW staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Nude Photos of 18-Year-Old Madonna Go Up for Auction—Take a Peek Right Here

29 October 2013 3:12 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Madonna wasn't always a Material Girl. In fact, sometimes she skipped the material altogether. Nude photos of the pop icon, taken in 1977 when she was an 18-year-old college student, have hit the auction block after surfacing among the possessions of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, who died in 2010. According to information provided by the Guccione Collection, Madonna Louise Ciccone was a dance student at the University of Michigan when she agreed to pose for $10 an hour for photographer Herman Kulkens. The brunette future superstar is featured in various states of undress, ranging from merely topless to flashing full-frontal nudity. After the young model became a big star following the »

Permalink | Report a problem


Madonna's 'naughty' naked pics up for grabs

27 October 2013 9:49 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Oct 8: Madonna's naked photographs from a 1977 photoshoot are set to be auctioned online on November 9.

The photographs feature the then very young Madonna completely naked, with just a few sheets covering her, the Daily Star reported.

The photographs were stowed away by the founder of Penthouse magazine, Bob Guccione, until Madonna achieved fame. He published them in his magazine in 1987.

Madonna was reportedly paid 10 dollars per hour for modeling for the shoot, but it's believed that each image would now be sold for several hundreds dollars.

The rare pictures were bought by Jeremy Frommer following. »

- Lohit Reddy

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: ‘Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story’

1 October 2013 11:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Filthy Gorgeous” chronicles the life and times of Bob Guccione, late kingpin of the Penthouse adult entertainment empire. Cutting a flamboyant public figure but apparently a pretty low-key, homey personality in private, he seems at core that least interesting documentary subject — a regular nice guy — though naturally, his cultural imprint at the height of the sexual revolution remains colorful stuff. Barry Avrich’s entertaining if uninspired feature looks most apt for cable slots; it’s already slotted for a U.S. premiere Nov. 8 on Epix.

Raised in a large, supportive New Jersey Italian-American family, Guccione yearned to be taken seriously as a painter, but the need to provide for a first wife and kids led him to take an entrepreneurial leap in 1965. He started Penthouse  with borrowed money — not even enough to fund a second issue if it didn’t fly. But it caused an immediate sensation in England (where »

- Dennis Harvey

Permalink | Report a problem


Fsc takes world on Filthy Gorgeous

10 September 2013 9:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Sales Company has picked up worldwide sales rights to Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story, Barry Avrich’s documentary that premiered on Monday night (September 9).

The documentary explores the life and legacy of Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse.

Avrich uses previously unseen archival footage, artifacts, drawings, photographs, sketches and interviews as well as contemporary commentary by those who knew Guccione best.

The film will get its television premiere on Epix in the Us with all other rights available.

The Film Sales Company president Andrew Herwitz negotiated the deal with producers and Jerrick Ventures co-owners Rick Schwartz and Jeremy Frommer.

“We’re thrilled to have the Film Sales Company as our partner as we restore the legacy around the world of this amazing and misunderstood man,” said Schwartz and Frommer. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Tiff Review: Epix Doc 'Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story'

9 September 2013 4:37 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it comes to men's magazines (the kind with nude girls in them and not the ones, say, stuffed with muscle cars or expensive suits), Playboy is always portrayed as the classier affair, one modeled on sleek modernity, while Penthouse is seen as an altogether more vulgar enterprise. This was summed up by the publishing titans behind the magazine: Playboy's Hugh Hefner had a trademark pipe and smoking jacket, while Bob Guccione of Penthouse had an open shirt overflowing with chest hair, a jangling wreath of gold chains around his neck and a cigarette, always dangling from his fingers or mouth. What the new Epix documentary "Filthy Gorgeous: The Story of Bob Guccione" exposes, is that for all the smutty excesses, Guccione was a tenacious fighter for free speech, one who broke more taboos than the bunny ever did. As far as the format goes, 'Filthy Gorgeous' is pretty traditional »

- Drew Taylor

Permalink | Report a problem


'Filthy Gorgeous,' a Doc About the Founder of Penthouse Magazine, to Air on Epix on November 8

30 August 2013 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Epix has given a November 8th, 11pm premiere date for "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story," its doc about the late Penthouse magazine founder and "Caligula" funder. Directed by Barry Avrich ("Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project"), the film's television debut will come not long after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this month. The film will trace Guccione's life as an unlikely catalyst for '60s counter culture and his eventual downfall and loss of his fortune. "Bob Guccione was a complex man whose publications impacted the lives of many, both in positive and negative ways. The film is incredibly intriguing and one our viewers will not want to miss," said Epix president Mark Greenberg in the announcement. The network premiere of "Filthy Gorgeous" will be followed by an airing of "Caligula," the notorious 1979 film directed by Tinto Brass.

»

- Alison Willmore

Permalink | Report a problem


'Filthy Gorgeous,' a Doc About the Founder of Penthouse Magazine, to Air on Epix on November 8

30 August 2013 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Epix has given a November 8th, 11pm premiere date for "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story," its doc about the late Penthouse magazine founder and "Caligula" funder. Directed by Barry Avrich ("Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project"), the film's television debut will come not long after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this month. The film will trace Guccione's life as an unlikely catalyst for '60s counter culture and his eventual downfall and loss of his fortune. "Bob Guccione was a complex man whose publications impacted the lives of many, both in positive and negative ways. The film is incredibly intriguing and one our viewers will not want to miss," said Epix president Mark Greenberg in the announcement. The network premiere of "Filthy Gorgeous" will be followed by an airing of "Caligula," the notorious 1979 film directed by Tinto Brass. »

- Alison Willmore

Permalink | Report a problem


Bob Guccione's large life to Epix: Filthy Gorgeous

29 August 2013 7:44 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

What a life Bob Guccione had. The man who built an empire from scratch, photographing the models himsef in the early days and who even hired Anna Wintour as his fashion editor, died in 2010 from lung cancer. He had a world class fine art collection and was a talented painter himself. Nw Epix brings "Filthy Gorgeous, The Captivating Story of Penthouse Founder Bob Guccione," November 8 at 11Pm Et "Filthy Gorgeous" will air, followed by Guccione’s controversial film "Caligula" From Epix Epix is pleased to announce the world premiere of the Epix Original Documentary Filthy Gorgeous on November 8 at 11Pm Et – the little known and fascinating story of Bob Guccione’s life, a businessman whose »

- April Neale

Permalink | Report a problem


The Toronto International Film Festival Rolls Out Its Red-Hot Carpet

20 August 2013 9:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival has released an incredible guest list of celebrated talent from around the globe. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Catherine Breillat, Nicole Garcia, Pawel Pawlikowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Steve McQueen, Godfrey Reggio, Denis Villeneuve, Bill Condon, Jean-Marc Vallée, John Wells, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Ayoade, Atom Egoyan, Matthew Weiner, John Carney, Jason Reitman, Jason Bateman, Yorgos Servetas, Liza Johnson, Megan Griffiths, Fernando Eimbcke, Alexey Uchitel, Johnny Ma, Biyi Bandele, Rashid Masharawi, Paul Haggis, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Álex de la Iglesia, Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, John Ridley, and Justin Chadwick.

The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.

The following filmmakers and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Ahmad Abdalla, Hany Abu-Assad, Yuval Adler, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Alexandre Aja, Bruce Alcock, Gianni Amelio, Thanos Anastopoulos, Madeline Anderson, Nimród Antal, Louise Archambault, »

- Ricky

Permalink | Report a problem


Daniel Radcliffe turns minotaur as Greece goes to Toronto film festival

30 July 2013 2:16 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Canadian festival reveals details of new premieres – including Daniel Radcliffe in Horns – and announces spotlight on the cinema of Athens

Daniel Radcliffe began the year shedding his wizardy image at a film festival, when he played Allen Ginsberg in Sundance hit Kill Your Darlings. And he'll further bury the spectre of Potter at another festival in the autumn, with the world premiere of Alexandre Aja's Horns at Toronto.

A fantasy horror featuring Radcliffe as a man accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend, who then finds some devilish evidence sprouting from his forehead, Horns is one of 13 titles in the Vanguard selection of the festival. Others include Cannes-graduates Blue Ruin and Borgman, and world premieres from Brillante Mendoza and Yeon Sang-ho.

The Toronto film festival runs from 5 - 15 September and today also saw the announcement of four other sidebars. Key premieres in the documentary selection include studies »

- Catherine Shoard

Permalink | Report a problem


2013 Toronto Film Festival Adds Midnight Madness, Vanguard, City to City and Documentary Selection

30 July 2013 8:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2013 Toronto Film Festival selection grew quite a bit today as the organizers announced the Midnight Madness, Documentary, Vanguard, City to City and Cinematheque selections for this year's festival. Among the title announced there aren't exactly a ton of names that pop off the paper immediately. The Midnight Madness selection will open with Lucky McKee's All Cheerleaders Die in which a young girl who practices the dark arts turns on her best friend after she joins the cheer squad. However, I assume most attention will be on Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, a film in which a group of humanitarians go to the Amazon to help a native tribe only to have the tribe kidnap them and later learn their cannibalistic heritage is very much intact. The Documentary selection includes plenty of familiar faces such as Marcel Ophuls, Claude Lanzmann and Errol Morris and Frank Pavich will be bringing Jodorowsky's Dune, »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto reveals doc line-up

30 July 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New work from Errol Morris and Frederick Wiseman will screen in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tiff Docs strand, while City To City spotlights Athens and Alex Aja’s Horns is among the Vanguard offerings.

Festival staff remind readers that the following listing is not complete or final and is subject to change.

Premieres key

Wp = World PremiereIP = International PremiereNAP = North American PremiereCP = Canadian PremiereTIFF Docs 

A Story Of Children And Film

Mark Cousins (UK) Nap

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Marcel Ophüls (France) Nap

At Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman (Us) Nap

Beyond The Edge

Leanne Pooley (New Zealand) Wp

Burt’s Buzz

Jody Shapiro (Canada) Wp

The Dark Matter Of Love

Sarah McCarthy (UK) Nap

The Dog

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren (Us) Wp

Faith Connections

Pan Nalin (France/India) Wp

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

Barry Avrich (Canada) Wp

Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Us) Wp

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Alanis Obomsawin (Canada »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto reveals documentary line-up

30 July 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New work from Errol Morris and Frederick Wiseman will screen in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tiff Docs strand, while City To City spotlights Athens and Alex Aja’s Horns is among the Vanguard offerings.

Festival staff remind readers that the following listing is not complete or final and is subject to change.

Premieres key

Wp = World PremiereIP = International PremiereNAP = North American PremiereCP = Canadian PremiereTIFF Docs 

A Story Of Children And Film

Mark Cousins (UK) Nap

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Marcel Ophüls (France) Nap

At Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman (Us) Nap

Beyond The Edge

Leanne Pooley (New Zealand) Wp

Burt’s Buzz

Jody Shapiro (Canada) Wp

The Dark Matter Of Love

Sarah McCarthy (UK) Nap

The Dog

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren (Us) Wp

Faith Connections

Pan Nalin (France/India) Wp

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

Barry Avrich (Canada) Wp

Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Us) Wp

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Alanis Obomsawin (Canada »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto Festival Locks Docus

30 July 2013 7:39 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has set its documentary program to start unspooling when the festival launches September 5. The subjects range from Donald Rumsfeld to Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione and the Congo. Here are the films: A Story Of Children And Film Mark Cousins, United Kingdom North American Premiere A Story of Children and Film is the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. A passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood — its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and vitality — as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries, director Mark Cousins’ landmark film is an eye opener and a celebration of both childhood and the movies. Ain’t Misbehavin’ Marcel Ophüls, France North American Premiere The director of The Sorrow and the Pity shares his memories with us, stories both incredibly rich and fascinating, making Ain’t Misbehavin’ a cheerful and bittersweet trip through cinema history. Son of the great director Max Ophüls, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto Unveils Tiff Docs, City to City, Vanguard, Cinematheque Slates

30 July 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Tim’s Vermeer,” helmed by Teller of illusionist-comedians Penn & Teller and a recent Sony Pictures Classics acquisition, is one of 14 documentary features world-preeming this September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto will also see the world preems of Greek Diy hero Yorgos Servetas’ “Standing Aside, Watching,” which opens City to City, and France-born splat-pack director Alexandre Aja’s “Horns,” starring Daniel Radcliffe (seen above) and Juno Temple in a paranormal chiller, in Vanguard.

The fest unveiled programming for its Tiff Docs, City to City (this year spotlighting features made in Athens, Greece), Vanguard and Cinematheque programs on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Nine pics in Midnight Madness, including world-preeming slate opener “All Cheerleaders Must Die,” were announced Monday at midnight.

Other world-preeming U.S. docs include: Jehane Noujaim’s in-depth snapshot of Egyptian protesters “The Square,” which screened as a work-in-progress at Sundance and completed filming a few weeks ago; John Maloof »

- Jennie Punter

Permalink | Report a problem


Tinto Brass – ‘The Key’ and ‘All Ladies Do It’ Blu-ray Review(s)

19 May 2013 8:06 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

One of the true pioneers of adult and erotic cinema, Tinto Brass is renown as one of Europe’s leading figures in softcore erotic filmmaking, earning a worldwide reputation for his blend of art and extremity. After joining the Italian film industry in the early 1960’s Brass worked alongside the likes of Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini, before directing his debut solo feature in 1963. However it was not until 1976 that Brass would gain worldwide recognition, when Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione chose him to direct the infamous Caligula. Despite numerous editing and post-production issues, which caused Brass to disown the film, it made millions at the box office and ultimately gained him global notoriety.

And now Arrow Video bring us The Key and All Ladies Do It in two dual format editions including brand new uncut and uncensored versions of each film, which have been painstakingly restored for Blu-ray and DVD. »

- Phil Wheat

Permalink | Report a problem


"Nymphomaniac" Features Major Stars In Hardcore Film

19 February 2013 3:07 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

Director Lars von Trier is preparing two version of his highly-anticipated new film Nymphomaniac. The first version will be soft-core but it's the second, hardcore version, that has audiences eager to see just how far everyone goes. Charlotte Gainsbourg's character is introduced as a 50 year-old self-professed nymphomaniac who reviews her erotic escapes in flashbacks. The cast of notables includes Uma Thurman, Shia Labeouf, Willem DaFoe, Stellan Starsgard and Jamie Bell.  The real suspense is in seeing who ends up doing what to whom on screen. Major actors in a hardcore film isn't unprecedented. In 1979, Bob Guccione produced Caligula featuring Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud and rising young actress Helen Mirren. When the film was released, it contained hardcore sex sequences. The principals argued that they were unaware that this footage would be added after the fact. Not so with Nymphomaniac - all the participants have gone into the »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger 'sex photo': Porn site offers $$150,000

31 January 2013 9:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger's explicit photograph could be sold for $$150,000 (£95,000), a report has claimed. Earlier this week, it emerged that entrepreneur Jeremy Frommer had bought storage lockers belonging to late Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. Among Guccione's belongings are said to be a picture of a "young Arnold" performing a sex act, as well as unpublished nude images of Madonna and Lauren Hutton. Adult website YouPorn.com is now hoping to publish the pictures online, according to TMZ. The company has reportedly offered $$150,000 (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger sex picture for sale

31 January 2013 8:01 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A porn site has offered $150,000 for photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger having sex. Financial entrepreneur Jeremy Frommer purchased storage lockers once owned by deceased Penthouse founder Bob Guccione and found lots of unpublished intimate photos of celebrities, including Schwarzenegger, Madonna and Lauren Hutton. YouPorn.com is keen to acquire the image of the 'Terminator' star - which shows him naked and in throes of passion - and has offered at least $150,000 for the picture. According to gossip site TMZ, YouPorn.com said: 'Let's face it. The real value here is in Schwarzenegger's 'Schwanz'. ' It is unclear whether Frommer will accept the money. It is also not known who Schwarzenegger is having sex with. »

Permalink | Report a problem


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2005 | 2004 | 2000

1-20 of 27 items from 2013   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners