Monday, 3 March 2008

Paul Raymond 1925-2008

Porn baron, night club owner, property billionaire, spiv.

Paul Raymond was the daddy of British smut and jazz, opening the infamous Raymond's Revue Bar in 1957, and operating such legendary top-shelf titles as Razzle and Men Only.

Rumoured to be worth over a billion thanks to astute property dealings in central London, Raymond goes to his grave remembered as the "King of Porn". The lights at Loaded, Nuts and Zoo should be dimmed on this news, for they'd be nowhere without Raymond's influence in the field of naked tarts.

The public expects one, final Razzle pile-up at his funeral. It's what he would have wanted.

A bit like this, really. Look at the handles on that.

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