Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Sicilian descent, and raised as a Roman Catholic in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Guccione’s larger-than-life persona was exemplified by his jet-setting lifestyle, decadent love life and 30-room Italianate mansion decorated with paintings by El Greco, Degas, Matisse and Picasso. Reports Markus Barum, Huffington Post.
With a distinctly European flair, the porn potentate came a long way from his native Brooklyn. But there was a darker side to Guccione’s fame involving potential links to the mob and possible exploitation of underage women, as outlined in his FBI file obtained by The Huffington Post — which also reveal the Italian beauty who transformed him from a painter into an erotica publisher. Read The Rest Click here: Bob Guccione’s FBI File: The Italian Beauty Who Turned A Painter Into A Porn King