'A Felony Just to Own': The Sleazy Story Behind Penthouse’s Most Controversial Issue
A penthouse view
Because my mind is in the past the mid-eighties and in the gutter the porn biz for reasons that will become clear, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the September issue of Penthouse. How to convey the magnitude of the frenzy? Maybe this does it. Peter Bloch, Penthouse 's then-executive editor: "It was the best-selling issue of Penthouse of all time. Hands down. A complete sellout in, like, two days. You couldn't get a copy.
Whether you see a penthouse as an oasis of calm above the hustle, or somewhere disconnected from reality, you can rely on Dara Huang, founder of the design company Design Haus Liberty, to make it homely. Everything is much more emotional and visceral. There is less concern with privacy; there is a certain amount of voyeurism. You can walk around naked and feel amazing — you can enjoy the decadence of being the highest person for miles around," Huang says.