The Death of a Legend

Farewell, Penthouse Magazine...ahhhh sigh....it was bound to happen, I suppose....

Goldstein said circulation woes throughout the field show "we are an anachronism; we are dinosaurs; we are elephants going to the bone cemetery to die.... The delivery system has changed, and we have to change with it if we want to survive."

Founded in 1968, Screw was successful in its early years. Its mix of scatological editorials, pornographic pictures and tongue-and-cheek articles sold as many as 140,000 copies a week. By last year, sales had dipped to around 30,000.

by Eric on November 14, 2003 | Comments(5) | Psycho Rants
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Comments so far:

How sad. Better mix another drink.

posted by: Velociman on November 14, 2003 06:16 PM

I know, Velociman...those damn Europeans - with their cyberporn - are bringing down a fine American institution...

posted by: Eric on November 14, 2003 06:19 PM

Damn... when I was in college, it was my second-fondest dream to someday be in Penthouse.
However, this is what they get for never publishing my letters.

posted by: LeeAnn on November 14, 2003 08:19 PM

Hey, LeeAnn, is it true that you and Helen have asked to be in the new Playboy special edition on Bloggers?

posted by: Eric on November 14, 2003 08:32 PM

I'm heartbroken. I loved that mag.

posted by: drc on November 16, 2003 01:43 PM