SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Flynt knows how to celebrate an occasion.
The Hustler magazine founder may have outdone himself on Saturday night as he threw a lavish, extravagant affair for 500-plus invited guests at an airplane hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. (photo gallery) (photo gallery 2)
The crowd came early and stayed late for this one. In a manner befitting of LFP’s stature in adult entertainment, Flynt & Co. commemorated his iconic publication’s 35th anniversary with a Heaven-and-Hell-themed, multimedia experience complete with gourmet food, an open bar and 100 completely nude models.
There wasn’t a strip club in the country with a better lineup on this night. Girls dressed as angels and devils. Girls groping each other on canopy beds. Mini-fetish shows breaking out next to a table full of cupcakes. Girls lounging naked above the buffet and one in a cage. It was a ridiculous scene as porn stars straddled stripper poles and danced above the main bar in a Garden of Eden setup.
As the sun set on the warm summer evening, Flynt made a grand entrance. Forget the limousine. He pulled onto the tarmac in his black LFP private jet as six girls wearing nothing more than angel wings and high-heels led the party-goers out to greet him. Once inside Flynt dined on sushi at the head table and exchanged pleasantries with a steady parade of friends and admirers while a band performed in front of him. They kept the mood lively and the dance floor packed while performing several cover songs, including some Michael Jackson hits.
Guests walked down a giant red carpet as they entered the hangar, and they were immediately treated to some eye candy as an elevated stage with naked girls handing out red bracelets for “hell” and white ones for “heaven” set the tone. It was also impossible to miss the 30-foot poster of the 35th anniversary edition of Hustler — with Alexis Texas gracing the cover — positioned at the entrance. Hustler placed a couple more anniversary cover posters inside the venue, including one from July 1974 and the 10th anniversary cover from ‘84. Larry’s wife Liz left nothing to chance in planning the event. She even had 60-foot high mural art brought in representing heaven and hell on each side of the room.
Not surprisingly, the party attracted a who’s who of adult that included such luminaries as Ron Jeremy, Nina Hartley, Suze Randall and Tom Byron. Hustler’s This Ain’t Star Trek XXX director Axel Braun was spotted as well as longtime Hustler family member, Erica McLean. LFP’s executive team – including Michael Klein, Theresa Flynt, Drew Rosenfeld, Jeff Thill, David Diamond, Kristin Spillers and Jennifer who coordinated the talent – made sure everyone felt welcome.
Klein, the LFP president, said as the party was getting underway, “This is about the legacy that Larry built. He took a lot of risks to make this industry what it is.”
Ann Marie Rios, one of the sexy porn starlets cavorting on the hell side of the bash, said, “Thirty-five years of being nasty is a long time to do anything. I gotta give it up to him.”