Larry Flynt

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Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (November 1, 1942) is an American publisher, the head of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP).

Larry Flynt Publications mainly produces pornographic content, including videos and magazines, with Hustler being the best known. The company has an annual turnover of around $150 million. Over the course of his life, Larry Flynt has taken part in several legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has run for public office a number of times. He suffers from bipolar disorder and is paralyzed from the waist down due to an assassination attempt.

Flynt gave financial support and coverage in "Hustler" about Zappa's album Thing-Fish. On page 314 of Zappa's book Them Or Us a character named Francesco reads the April '84 issue of Hustler.

"Frank was a genius, a rebel," Flynt said. "And Frank and I in all our conversations had a very honest dialogue. We were never really out of sync politically or socially. There were always things to talk about, but never really anything to argue about." He hesitated, then added, shyly, "Frank really, really liked me a lot." "Frank loved Larry!" Gail interjected. "Frank and Larry were kindred spirits." [1]

Flynt is one of the people receiving thanks for their "very special but no less significant contributions" in The Yellow Shark liner notes.

References

  1. Barry Miles, Frank Zappa: A Biography, page 329.

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