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212 posts
Sep 12, 2013
8:47 PM
The numerous posts about Bill Stepp for some reason brought to mind that Larry Flynt owned a handful of bars in Dayton in the 60s. He also published a local newspaper/magazine that eventually evolved into "Hustler." Anyone have stories about Flynt's time in Dayton that can be posted here?

Years ago I worked with a guy whose father had been a business associate of Flynt in the Dayton area, he had some pretty amazing stories. Flynt getting my co-worker a lady of the evening for his 16th birthday is just one of many stories he told us. Other stories??
137 posts
Sep 13, 2013
12:54 AM
Calhoun - Did you ever see the Hollywood movie "The People vs. Larry Flynt"? It's not a documentary, but it does cover the period before Hustler was first published, although I don't remember them mentioning Dayton.

Wikipedia has articles on Larry Flynt and Hustler Club that address bars owned in Dayton by Larry Flynt.
213 posts
Sep 13, 2013
8:03 AM
I'm sure both the movie and Wikipedia have significant background info on Flynt, especially for those who have no idea who he is. What I was asking for, however, were first person accounts of Flynt's time in Dayton in the late 60s.
Riverdale Ghost
383 posts
Sep 13, 2013
10:09 AM
I think it was earlier than the late 60's. There are also a couple of Flynt's life books.
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luv my dayton
378 posts
Sep 13, 2013
10:25 AM
Flint started a go go bar called Triangle bar which was at the intersection where Huffman and Linden joined. Remained a bar for years and was a hang out for a biker club. Place burnt down and has been an empty lot for years. His wife Althea was somewhat a loose cannon and eventually died of aids.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Sep 13, 2013 10:27 AM
120 posts
Sep 13, 2013
1:29 PM
Didn't the old McCall's, later Dayton Press, print Hustler for awhile? Or a magazine similar. After some controversy came about, the magazine was printed elsewhere.
Jack S.
25 posts
Sep 13, 2013
5:16 PM
Larry Flint also qwned a GO GO bar on N.Main called
What Evers Right, I Remember it well, Don't remember the time frame, but think it was early 70ies.met my wife there.we have been married 42 good years.
3 posts
Sep 15, 2013
10:29 PM
use to frequent talk of the town in late 60's. My brother knew Larry and Bill Stepp
102 posts
Sep 16, 2013
3:26 PM
Around 1972 Larry Flynt was publishing a small newspaper here in Dayton called, "Bachelor's Beat." It was basically a review of the area's "go-go" bars with lots of photos. (Of the ladies, of course.) I responded to a small ad he placed in the Dayton Daily News soliciting for a writer/photographer. He called me in for an interview. His office was a hole in the wall on the second floor of a two story building on Valley Street, close to Troy. (The building was destroyed by fire a few years back.) I spent quite a bit of time with him on the first interview and was called back for a second interview. Much to my disappointment at the time, I was never called back. I remember him as being a very likable, well mannered fellow, possessing an easy going way that put me at ease. (Hindsight tells me he was most likely a closeted type A, very ambitious, hard driven person.) My overall impression of him at the time was quite positive. Over the years I was somewhat astounded at the success he achieved and have sometimes wondered how my life might of changed had I gotten the job. I'm sure there must be others in this area that had much more extensive dealings with him than I had. If so, I would love to hear their impressions of the man.

Last Edited by Hankster65 on Sep 16, 2013 3:28 PM
219 posts
Sep 16, 2013
10:31 PM

I agree with you, there have to be others in Dayton who had dealings with the young(ish) Flynt. I know the stories I heard from my former co-worker (from/through his father) relative to Flynt were jaw-dropping. That's not to say all were bad, however. On the contrary, the man's generosity could be almsot beyond belief, but his temper was apparently formidable.

If this topic goes long enough, I'll post my "run-in" with Flynt as a student at UC in the mid-70s. No hookers or other similar elements involved in that one, but a story I think many will find interesting.
73 posts
Sep 24, 2013
8:56 PM
Its really funny,when I was a young guy running the streets of downtown at night 64 65 up till about 71 72 maybe,and the things that went on.and didn't even realize the who's and what's I was involved with till a lot later in life,many a run in with the police then,downtown was where I grew up and what a story,just reading things sometimes bring back those memories wow...........
5 posts
May 30, 2014
12:45 PM
I have the 40th anniversary 2014 Hustler magazine and it tells how Larry got started in the Dayton area. He had a bar on Third st, called the hustler and his wife Althea is still living, as far as I know.
186 posts
May 31, 2014
10:43 PM
Andy - Althea Leasure Flynt died in 1987 due to an accidental drowning, although she was in the advanced stages of AIDS at the time.

The movie "The People vs. Larry Flynt" has a rather touching scene of her death with Woody Harrelson (Larry Flynt) grieving over Courtney Love (Althea).
9 posts
Jun 01, 2014
12:46 PM

Thanks for the information, I had the impression that she was still alive. The article that was in this month's magazine did not mention her death.q
10 posts
Jun 01, 2014
12:49 PM
Kenny, are you from the Dayton, Oh area?

129 posts
Jun 02, 2014
11:29 AM
Does anyone remember if Larry Flynt owned a go-go bar in downtown Dayton named "Daddy's Money"? I believe it was right next to the "Talk of the Town" owned by Dick Mantia, who also was co-owner of Dominic's Restaraunt.
12 posts
Jun 02, 2014
11:54 AM

Born and raised in Dayton ( Belmont area). Graduated from Belmont HS in 67. Spent 46 years in the tool trade and worked in several job shops in the area and I just retired and live in Beavercreek area.
124 posts
Jun 03, 2014
11:54 AM
Kenny, where and when did you work at DESC? I was there from 1982 until they closed in December 1996. I worked in the Computer Support - Z office in Bldg. 45/46.
189 posts
Jun 04, 2014
1:47 AM
Carla - December 1983 to February 1986. I worked in the Semiconductor Qualification Branch (EQT). I forget the building number, but it was the main one by the flagpole - the "gymnasium" building was attached.
125 posts
Jun 04, 2014
11:48 AM
Kenny that would be Bldg. 45 with the flagpole and 46 was the one with the gym in it. You worked there when all the Office Symbols started with E. I was in EZEE. Yes we got kidded about that one a lot. Bldg. 45 is empty now and up for rent. Bldg 46 has been rehabbed and now houses the Kettering City Courts and the EMTs and Fire Personnel. It looks completely different now.
131 posts
Jun 04, 2014
5:08 PM
joey, I was in the Talk quite frequently in the early seventies, and Dick was there almost every night, but I never saw Larry there, but I guess he could have been a silent partner…...
1 post
Aug 18, 2014
4:42 AM
Would anyone know the actual addresses and locations of Larry's Dayton bars?
joey m
239 posts
Aug 18, 2014
7:53 AM
DaytonHistoryMan Talk of the Town was on Main St. between Monument and First St. the other one that I know about was at Huffman and Linden Ave's. And if I'm not mistaken he had the Tiger Lounge on N. Main St..
2 posts
Aug 18, 2014
7:42 PM
Thanks Joey.

Was the building that DJ's Saloon was in the same place is Talk Of The Town? I'm still doing research as to where Hillbilly Heaven and the Hustler Club were actually located. Is the AA bar on Keowee one of his old bars?
joey m
240 posts
Aug 19, 2014
8:33 AM
DaytonHistoryMan I vaguely remember the Hustler Club was somewhere on E. Third St. and I didnt think he owned the AA bar. I used to eat lunch at the AA and never saw Larry in there.
joey m
241 posts
Aug 21, 2014
8:44 AM
Calhoun Here's one. I was in Dominics one night It was after the bars closed and Larry came in with a couple of his girls. At that time Dominics hadn't expanded. There was a section that was raised where they had entertainment and Larry and his girls were sitting at a table that was on the railing that overlooked the lower level. Also sitting with Larry aws thae guy who owned the Bookstore Bar on campus. I dont know what was said but Sparky was with a football player from U.D. and apparently one of them said something to one of the girls and Larry got hot and confronted the two. When the football player who I think was a linebacker confronted Larry, he (Larry) jumped over the railing and reached in his back pocket and challenged the player out side. It was soon stopped by Sonny Mantia who calmed Larry down and told the football player it would not be wise to go outside. Which was very good advice.
Riverdale Ghost
485 posts
Oct 27, 2014
11:19 PM
One of his daughters (local person) died a couple of days ago.
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255 posts
Oct 28, 2014
10:55 AM
The Hustler Bar was on East Third St., across from Wympee's Resuraunt, where Wayne Ave., meets East Third St..

Last Edited by Billd1952 on Oct 28, 2014 10:55 AM
1 post
Apr 20, 2015
7:16 PM
Yep, Hustler Bar on East Third.
My mom worked for Larry there for a while. I remember him coming to our house for dinner a couple times.
joey m
363 posts
Apr 28, 2015
2:17 PM
Rick its Joey Marks here. Good to hear from you. Your dad was a good friend of mine back in the day.I remember hanging at Dom's till all hours of the night. Our family's knew each other well. I remember going in when your grandpa "Skinny" owned it. My dad and him were good friends and I remember him bringing out a deck of cards and showing me tricks before we ate. And I do remember hanging with your dad and Larry a few times. Your cousin Tommy and me ran around for while. We used ti go down to the Talk of the Town and pick up a couple dancers there and take them to breakfast at Dominics.And I remember the apartment your dad had that you mentioned.Your dad was a good friend and a better man. GREAT MEMORIES
312 posts
Apr 29, 2015
7:43 AM
Ricman: In the late 60’s and early 70’s I frequented the “Talk of the Town” with some friends of mine quite often. I considered Dick Mantia an acquaintance and had many enjoyable conversations with him. He ran a really great club. I also ate at Dominics quite often. Loved the garlic dressing on their salads. Maybe you can answer a question that has come up on the thread occasionally. Was Larry Flynt a part-owner of the Talk of the Town;(silent or otherwise)? At the time I didn’t think so…….

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