King of Porn is Dead

#1
Paul Raymond has died at the age of 82.

Clicky

Worth a bob or two and all.

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#4
As a former Custodian of the Mess Stash (aka the Mess Porn Librarian) I feel it is my duty to pass on this link to the BBC news website. Onanists will perhaps wish to observe a minute's silence (during the 90 seconds it takes to crack one off) or perhaps tie a black band around their you-know-what!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7275177.stm

Porn baron Raymond dies aged 82

Porn baron and property magnate Paul Raymond has died, the Paul Raymond Organisation said.

Raymond, 82, the son of a Liverpool lorry driver, founded a huge pornographic empire which included magazines such as Mayfair and Men Only.

He was once dubbed the King of Soho and in 1958 opened the only premises in the UK to stage live striptease shows.

Raymond acquired property in London's West End in the 1970s and was thought to be worth £650m when he died.

Born Geoffrey Anthony Quinn in November 1925, Raymond left school at 15 to pursue a career in showbusiness and started with a mind-reading act on Clacton Pier.

He soon discovered his real talent lay as a producer and went on to exploit not only the public's fascination with sex and nudity, but also the gradual liberalisation of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

His big break came after he side-stepped censorship laws that prevented naked women from moving on stage by having topless women stand completely still.

Raymond later bought the Whitehall Theatre, where he staged sex farces with titles like Yes, We Have No Pyjamas.

Britain's Hugh Hefner

In 1958, Raymond also managed to exploit another loophole that exempted private clubs from censorship laws and opened the Raymond Revuebar strip club in Soho, London.

The club was an instant success and the membership fees made Mr Raymond very wealthy.

But he made a bigger fortune after a police crackdown in Soho in 1977. Many strip clubs and sex shops closed and Raymond bought up their premises cheaply.

Raymond also invented the market for top shelf, glossy porn magazines with the launch of Men Only magazine in 1971, followed by Club International in 1972 and became known as the British equivalent of Hugh Hefner, the American founder of Playboy.

But in later years competition to his porn empire from so-called "lads mags" stifled his fortunes.

Raymond called himself a spiv and behaved like one, sporting fur coats, a Rolls Royce, a tiny moustache and a fake tan.

But money did not buy him happiness. His marriage broke up acrimoniously after an affair with the model, Fiona Richmond.

He was estranged from his son, and his daughter Debbie, who ran his empire for a time, died aged 36 from a drugs overdose in 1992.

He ended his life a virtual recluse in a penthouse flat behind the Ritz Hotel.
 

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#6
Fiona Richmond lived near here (where I am at moment) and her car, a Roller, with it's distinctive reg no is still around.
The registration number was/is PEN1S. Classy.
 
#8
His Granddaughters have now hit the top of the most eligible list, at the ages of 16 and 22 they are set to inherit around £650m between them.
 
#9
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Fiona Richmond lived near here (where I am at moment) and her car, a Roller, with it's distinctive reg no is still around.
The registration number was/is PEN1S. Classy.
You know what is said about those with BIG cars and Stupid registration numbers .. .. .. .. .. .. "They have too much money and don't care how stupid they look"
 
#10
CharlieBubbles said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
Fiona Richmond lived near here (where I am at moment) and her car, a Roller, with it's distinctive reg no is still around.
The registration number was/is PEN1S. Classy.
You know what is said about those with BIG cars and Stupid registration numbers .. .. .. .. .. .. "They have too much money and don't care how stupid they look"
I would be the same if I had that money.
 
#11
I salute the man, for the awkward angle he made my teenage bed tilt at due to his glossy publications ! For his ability to open a lads eyes to technicolour bikinis, expensive w*nk lines and stupendously hairy vag's and the genuis like idea to include a centre spread about luxury cars or edwardian architecture to enable the discerning gent to leave it out with impunity if correctly displayed !
 
#12
Many moons ago, a colleague described how he had undertaken a VAT control visit to this gentleman.

It was held in a shady office in a shady lane, and he wouldn't identify where his warehouses were, as it would invite the attention of the police - who had a reputation for seriously denuding his stock for their personal pleasure**.

My colleague said Raymond was a new breed of pornographer, very businesslike and extremely clever. His profits were being invested (rather than laundered) in very respectable enterprises. However, he found it difficult to concentrate as sitting next to Mr Raymond was his accountant, whil on the other side in the corner was a sex doll with a slow puncture and a very sorry look on her face.

** I later visited a porn cinema who bemoaned the police stealing his projectors - which the met denied. The kick in the teeth was when the films were shown in court ....... using his projectors.
 
#14
Rest in peace, dad. Rest in peace.

We are going to miss you in church next Sunday. Nobody can say Latin mass as well as you can.
 
#15
Fcuk off Ron Jeremy's not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#16
On the contrary, old Ron is doing just fine. Just ask Mrs DD. Yep. Just ask the bitch.
 
#17
At the the going down of the cock, and the flushing of the spunky toilet paper, we shall remember him.

Rest easy, old purveyor of porn.

I must have something in my eye... oh it's my spud juice.
 
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