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"Victor Navasky tells one of the most revealing stories about Gore Vidal, who died July 31 in Los Angeles at age 86.

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In 1986, Gore wrote an essay for the magazine's 120th anniversary issue. Shortly after it was published, Victor was invited to lunch by the publisher of Penthouse magazine, Bob Guccione, at his East Side townhouse famous for its $200 million art collection. "We had barely consumed the amuse gueules when Bob asked me how much it cost to get Gore Vidal to write his essay," Victor recalled. "When I told him we had paid each contributor to that issue $25 and Gore got the same $25 that everyone else got, he almost choked on his Chateau Margaux and told me he had offered Vidal $50,000 to write an article for Penthouse and Vidal declined."

Gore, who had accepted Victor's invitation to join the magazine in 1981 as a contributing editor, published 41 articles in The Nation at those rates..."

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which is below. Gore was a master. ... by Gentry L Rowsey on Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:45:14 PM