The life stories of publishing giants Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt have been well documented over the years, but Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione's (pictured above with his son Nick) has not. Beyond the 2013 documentary Filthy Gorgeous, the rise and fall of Penthouse has been relegated to archival news footage. A&E Networks is remedying that with a four-hour, two-night special entitled Secrets of Penthouse. While Penthouse left little secrets within its pages, behind the scenes founder Bob Guccione left a trail of questionable business decisions, exorbitant overspending and fractured relationships with his children. It's the exploration of those relationships, told through two of his children -- Nicholas (Nick) and Nina -- which makes the documentary so compelling.
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