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#1 Myra Bronstein

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:30 AM

And, look what happened to Flynt. You could've at least gotten the spelling of his name right. He became a paraplegic for making that offer. Shot at, and paralyzed from the waist down. And, don't try and hand me any of your hairbrained explanations on that one because I've got it on firsthand authority, you fool.


Holy cow Terry, I never knew about that link. Thank you for the tip.

http://www.umsl.edu/...oma/plword3.htm

"LARRY FLYNT AND JFK
by a Steamshovel correspondent

In June 1997, while attending the COPA (Coalition of Political Assassinations) conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, a conference attendee, upon learning I was from Cincinnati, asked if I remembered a full page ad published by porn king Larry Flynt some twenty years ago in which he offered a million dollars for information about the 1963- assassination, of President John F. Kennedy.

Larry Flynt had received considerable publicity some months earlier with the release of the movie, The People Against Larry Flynt. The movie had been acclaimed by many critics for its artistic merit as well as the historic description of a battle for the First Amendment.

I told the conference attendee that I would look into the matter upon return to Cincinnati. The press, of personal business caused me to overlook the matter until October 1997 when Larry Flynt, eager to take on the Cincinnati establishment again, opened a shiny new Hustler store in the heart of the Queen City's downtown.

The media attention was enormous and police had to redirect traffic around the new Hustler store as I arrived and got in line with the local porn fans to get copies of Hustlers signed by Flynt. I opened the conversation with, "Larry, I am the only Cincinnatian who was in Judge Lance Ito's courtroom in Los Angeles in 1992 when Charlie Keating was sentenced to ten years." Larry put down his autograph pen, leaned back in- his, wheel chair and laughed heartily (Keating and prosecutor Simon Leis, had pursued Flynt relentlessly back in the '70s which produced a legal battle described so colorfully in the movie).

After a few more conversational words I said: "Larry, the real reason I am here is to ask if you remember a full page ad run back in the '70s offering a million dollars for information on the JFK murder." With that, the big smile vanished and he looked at the floor and muttered: "Yeah, and I got shot right afterwards."

The next week, I went back to the Hustler store to ask Jimmy Flynt, Larry's brother and permanent manager, the date of the shooting. Jimmy responded instantly: "March 6, 1978." I then began a review of both Cincinnati newspapers, the morning Enquirer and the afternoon Post, for the two months preceding the shooting. The February 17, 1978 Enquirer had a large story about a Flynt press conference announcing his search for absolution to the JFK assassination. This article featured a photo of Flynt standing next to Ruth Carter Stapleton (President Carter' sister) and now prominent researcher Robert Groden.

Left: Larry Flynt, Ruth Carter Stapleton and Robert Groden.

After reviewing the newspapers back to January 1, 1978, I had not found a copy of the million dollar ad. So I returned to the Hustler store to seek Jimmy Flynt's assistance. Jimmy was amused and interested in the folder of clippings I had collected. I then asked, "Jimmy, can you give me a more exact date of the JFK ad?" His pleasant demeanor disappeared as he barked testily, "Look, I tried to talk Larry out of that project back in 1978 ... the man's dead, he should have left the whole thing alone!" He then stalked off leaving me open mouthed.

Conclusion: In the years after the 1978 shooting of Larry Flynt, rumors floated around Cincinnati that his local anti porn persecutors were behind the shooting. The suspected shooter was a "lone nut" of classic vintage. It is clearly obvious, however, that Larry and Jimmy Flynt believed that the shooting was directly caused by the porn king's foray into the growing field of people investigating that infamous day in Dallas. The CIA was in a nervous state in 1978 because of the House Select Committee's investigations; all the spooks needed was some minor character in the conspiracy to surface and take the million dollar bait.

A researcher at the 1999 Dallas COPA meeting perhaps summarized the Flynt episode most succinctly: "Have you ever heard of a pornographer being shot because he was in the porn business?""

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:52 AM

Has anyone seen "The People vs Larry Flynt" -- another Oliver Stone (ahem) movie?
From a review on some right wing site:

"Some of the usual suspects were involved with this project. Harrelson has the exploitative "Natural Born Killers" and "Money Train" to his (dis)credit, not to mention several years' worth of obnoxious politicking, And one of the producers is Oliver Stone, who comes through with yet another Stone conspiracy theory: After Flynt is shot in a small Georgia town where he's on trial, one of his flunkies speculates that the gunman was CIA, assigned to rub out Flynt because Hustler offered a $1 million reward for JFK's real killers."
http://www.mediarese...col19970107.asp

Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:32 AM

Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting


Bruce Campbell Adamson is a member of this forum. Going by his posts I can understand why Larry Flynt did not publish his article.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 12:55 PM

Has anyone seen "The People vs Larry Flynt" -- another Oliver Stone (ahem) movie?
From a review on some right wing site:

"Some of the usual suspects were involved with this project. Harrelson has the exploitative "Natural Born Killers" and "Money Train" to his (dis)credit, not to mention several years' worth of obnoxious politicking, And one of the producers is Oliver Stone, who comes through with yet another Stone conspiracy theory: After Flynt is shot in a small Georgia town where he's on trial, one of his flunkies speculates that the gunman was CIA, assigned to rub out Flynt because Hustler offered a $1 million reward for JFK's real killers."
http://www.mediarese...col19970107.asp

Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting


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Mr. Flynt is an acquaintance of mine. I gave him my Prouty CD's, and he gave me his book, and the movie.

I see him and his wonderful wife from time to time, and we try to keep in touch. I have the highest respect for him, and for what he's tried to do for the assassination investigation. I've told him about this forum, and the others I've been involved with. I was supposed to have e-mailed him the link to this forum, but became so busy over the last four months that I might have forgotten. I'll re-check and send it again, if that's the case.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:57 PM


Has anyone seen "The People vs Larry Flynt" -- another Oliver Stone (ahem) movie?
From a review on some right wing site:

"Some of the usual suspects were involved with this project. Harrelson has the exploitative "Natural Born Killers" and "Money Train" to his (dis)credit, not to mention several years' worth of obnoxious politicking, And one of the producers is Oliver Stone, who comes through with yet another Stone conspiracy theory: After Flynt is shot in a small Georgia town where he's on trial, one of his flunkies speculates that the gunman was CIA, assigned to rub out Flynt because Hustler offered a $1 million reward for JFK's real killers."
http://www.mediarese...col19970107.asp

Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting


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Mr. Flynt is an acquaintance of mine. I gave him my Prouty CD's, and he gave me his book, and the movie.

I see him and his wonderful wife from time to time, and we try to keep in touch. I have the highest respect for him, and for what he's tried to do for the assassination investigation. I've told him about this forum, and the others I've been involved with. I was supposed to have e-mailed him the link to this forum, but became so busy over the last four months that I might have forgotten. I'll re-check and send it again, if that's the case.



Terry;

If old age has not confused all memories, Flint publications published an entire magazine issue which deals with the JFK assassination.------Zero Porn?

I believe it has some mention of the "reward".

I would have to dig through boxes in order to find out for certain exactly what it was that Flint published, but know that I have it somewhere.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 02:10 PM

Ironically in 1980 Flynt hired Mitch WerBell, one of the suspects in the JFK assassination, to handle his security.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:31 PM


Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting


Bruce Campbell Adamson is a member of this forum. Going by his posts I can understand why Larry Flynt did not publish his article.


Ah, and I was considering getting his book on HL Hunt--a particular area of interest to me...

Thanks for the warning.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:37 PM


Has anyone seen "The People vs Larry Flynt" -- another Oliver Stone (ahem) movie?
From a review on some right wing site:

"Some of the usual suspects were involved with this project. Harrelson has the exploitative "Natural Born Killers" and "Money Train" to his (dis)credit, not to mention several years' worth of obnoxious politicking, And one of the producers is Oliver Stone, who comes through with yet another Stone conspiracy theory: After Flynt is shot in a small Georgia town where he's on trial, one of his flunkies speculates that the gunman was CIA, assigned to rub out Flynt because Hustler offered a $1 million reward for JFK's real killers."
http://www.mediarese...col19970107.asp

Also an interesting ebay (and a very interesting seller, "ciajfk.com"):

"LARRY FLYNT KILLS JFK ASSASSINATION ARTICLE,

AFTER OFFERING $1,000,000 REWARD.

"In 1997 Larry Flynt hired Bruce Campbell Adamson to write a 6,000 word JFK assassination article, but killed the story. This is the story! The author has also added exhibits to the article to let the public become the judge to decide if there is enough proof to show a conspirac In fact the author will incorporate material which ties the CIA to Larry Flynt about the time he was shot. Coincidence or conspiracy? seems to be the question. This is the article that Larry Flynt killed while he still offers a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to exposing who was behind the JFK assassination."

http://cgi.ebay.com/...bayphotohosting


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Mr. Flynt is an acquaintance of mine. I gave him my Prouty CD's, and he gave me his book, and the movie.

I see him and his wonderful wife from time to time, and we try to keep in touch. I have the highest respect for him, and for what he's tried to do for the assassination investigation. I've told him about this forum, and the others I've been involved with. I was supposed to have e-mailed him the link to this forum, but became so busy over the last four months that I might have forgotten. I'll re-check and send it again, if that's the case.


Wow. I genuflect in your, and his, general direction. Mr. Flynt is just the most honest, principled, decent man imaginable. I've admired him forever, and now that I know about his JFK work--and what was taken from him due to it--I consider him a true hero.

I don't want to drag him thru a painful ordeal all over again, or subject him to a subject he'd prefer to be done with, or make him vulnerable to certain sleazebag trash-talkin' "ASSets," but he'd sure be an honored presence here IMO.

Damn, if nothing else please pass along my regards, if the chance arises Terry.

I can't believe how many movies Oliver Stone has made trying to tell us what's what: JFK, Nixon, The People vs Larry Flynt...
Uh, WTF's up with the 911 movie? Seems like he went party line on that.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:38 PM

Ironically in 1980 Flynt hired Mitch WerBell, one of the suspects in the JFK assassination, to handle his security.


Oh? Do tell...

Sounds like an area to look into. Thanks Ron.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:42 PM

Ironically in 1980 Flynt hired Mitch WerBell, one of the suspects in the JFK assassination, to handle his security.


Whatever else anyone thinks of Flynt for his Hustler magazine, he was dedicated as few others to getting the truth on JFK out and knew exactly what kind of monster was behind it...and Terry is right, he was shot to shut him down on that...if not to try to kill him. He published four issues [have two copies of each!] of a magazine with nothing but hard-hitting progressive investigative journalism [Mae Brussel, Penn Jones and others!]. It as called Rebel Magazine and it was GREAT!.....and was SHUT DOWN by the National Security Monster because it was on target. Larry was shot for the the magazine and his offer of $1,000,000 to solve the crime and more money behind him for other such. While I don't like sexist rags like Hustler,


I just have zero issue with that type of free enterprise: porn, prostitution, etc. I don't see anything sexest about it as long as every involved is a willing adult.

I take my hat off to you Mr. Flynt....a true patriot who paid a very high price for your morality and courage! He brought Mae Brussel to many more people's attention and was on the trail....as have others...when they were stopped dead [or nearly so] in their tracks for being on the right trail of the assassins. Peter

Try this one on for hard hitting journalism - from first issue of Rebel
http://www.maebrusse.....K Assass.html


Thank you for the link Peter. That's excellent. I was hoping to see some of that info.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:43 PM

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Ah, thank you John.
All Flynt/JFK related material welcome.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:24 AM

Premier issue....


Thanks guys! Great stuff! I always knew there was the JFK connection with Flynt, but i never knew it went sooo deep. I will be reading up on this for quite a while!
thanks-smitty

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:03 AM

Ironically in 1980 Flynt hired Mitch WerBell, one of the suspects in the JFK assassination, to handle his security.


Whatever else anyone thinks of Flynt for his Hustler magazine, he was dedicated as few others to getting the truth on JFK out and knew exactly what kind of monster was behind it...and Terry is right, he was shot to shut him down on that...if not to try to kill him. He published four issues [have two copies of each!] of a magazine with nothing but hard-hitting progressive investigative journalism [Mae Brussel, Penn Jones and others!]. It as called Rebel Magazine and it was GREAT!.....and was SHUT DOWN by the National Security Monster because it was on target. Larry was shot for the the magazine and his offer of $1,000,000 to solve the crime and more money behind him for other such. While I don't like sexist rags like Hustler,


I just have zero issue with that type of free enterprise: porn, prostitution, etc. I don't see anything sexest about it as long as everyone involved is a willing adult.

I take my hat off to you Mr. Flynt....a true patriot who paid a very high price for your morality and courage! He brought Mae Brussel to many more people's attention and was on the trail....as have others...when they were stopped dead [or nearly so] in their tracks for being on the right trail of the assassins. Peter

Try this one on for hard hitting journalism - from first issue of Rebel
http://www.maebrusse.....K Assass.html


Thank you for the link Peter. That's excellent. I was hoping to see some of that info.


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"I just have zero issue with that type of free enterprise: porn, prostitution, etc. I don't see anything sexest about it as long as everyone involved is a willing adult."

Ditto. There's that little friend of your's again, Myra. :lol:

And, I remember when Prouty couldn't get published in anything but a coo's magazine [GENT (?)] back then, either. Hey, you gotta make hay the quickest way you can so you can use it to pursue the more important issues. That doesn't mean that you've "flipped" or sold out to The Dark Side, or become a fascist, capitalistic asshole. You know, the Chinese have an old proverb that goes like this, "Don't get mad, get even." And, if that means having to resort [a little] to beating them at their own game, then so be it. You've got to be able to level the playing [or killing] field sometimes. Fight fire with fire, if you will. How're you going to be able to score a point if you're always relegated to finishing last, just because you're considered to be one of the "good guys?"

Hey, John. Where's my color coding function?

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:21 PM

[[i[i]]quote name='Michael G. Smith' date='Dec 8 2006, 02:24 AM' post='84273']
[quote name='Peter Lemkin' post='84262' date='Dec 8 2006, 12:20 AM']Premier issue....[/quote]

Thanks guys! Great stuff! I always knew there was the JFK connection with Flynt, but i never knew it went sooo deep. I will be reading up on this for quite a while!
thanks-smitty
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Yes thank you for this Flynt stuff Peter. I did not know about this second magazine. I knew about his reward and that he took a bullet for it, but not that he devoted a second magazine to research on these matters.

Dawn




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