Vice Is Nice is a real blast every year — loads of fun, a wide range of adult business luminaries, a gorgeous location, cheap drinks, and all for a great cause.
Check out our 2013 event pics here. We at TRPWL hope to see you there this year!
Kelly Holland, Penthouse Magazine publisher and head of Penthouse Studios, is once again hosting the “Vice Is Nice” fundraiser for animal rescue organizations on Saturday, July 26, at her “Rancho Providenzia” home at 10945 Old Santa Susanna Pass Road in Chatsworth.
But there are a few changes this year… Whereas most of the money raised at Vice Is Nice has gone to support Petopia, a rescue organization that last year opened a rescue center in the Westfield Mall in Woodland Hills, this year, Holland and the Animal Rescue Alliance will be expanding to help other rescues.
“Petopia is going strong and they are healthy,” Holland stated. “It’s a great rescue, but this year, we’re going to move on and we’re going to be raising money for three rescues: a great cat rescue that’s actually run by a deputy sheriff in LA County, Pink Paws, which works out of PetSmart in Northridge. We’ll also be raising money for Life4Paws, which is a great dog rescue, and they work out of Petco in West Hills, and they also on Saturdays do pet adoptions at PetSmart in Northridge. They’re an incredibly effective dog rescue.”
The third rescue to benefit from Vice Is Nice funding will be Almost Home Animal Rescue, a San Diego-based rescue one of whose supporters is legendary performer Julia Ann.
“I’ll always owe a lot to Julia Ann, because the first movie I ever did was Blondage with her and Janine,” Holland explained. “It was for Vivid, who rolled the dice and took a bet on me as a director, having never directed adult before, and the movie was a massive success, not of course because of me—I had absolutely nothing to do with it—but it was Julia Ann and Janine. I think Steve Hirsch looked at that and somehow thought I was this amazing auteur from mainstream, and he put me under contract for seven years. So there’s a few people in the business that I owe my career to, but I would say Julia Ann and Janine would be two of them. So Julia Ann also works in rescue; she’s very dedicated … and works with a San Diego rescue, and because she’s done so much for me and she’s a really dedicated dog rescuer, she’s going to be here.”
Also on hand will be actress/radio personality Sam Phillips, who’ll be shooting the “red carpet” for the event, as well as capturing various scenes around the party. Holland will be posting the footage to Penthouse’s social media site, PenthouseTV.com, and will also make it available to anyone who wishes to post it to their website.
Also in the works: a possible live simulcast from the event and/or perhaps a rebroadcast in the days following.
“Last year we had between 600 and 700 people; our goal is to grow it to 1,000 people,” Holland told AVN. “I think the property, the ranch can support that. We keep getting more and more people, and the property keeps absorbing them, and it never feels congested or crowded. We don’t have any limitations, so we think we’ve got room for another 300 people and we’re going to be out looking for those people; whether they’re playing poker or gambling with a roulette, blackjack, craps tables, or they’re working their strategies on raffles, or dancing, or eating, we’re going to be looking for more to be out there.”
Registration for the 5th annual Vice Is Nice is now open, and people can purchase tickets and other goodies here. Anyone who has questions about the event can either email the Animal Rescue Alliance or phone them at 818-421-7498.
WHEN? Saturday, July 26, 2014 • 6:30 p.m. ’til Midnight
WHERE? Rancho Providencia • 10945 Old Santa Susana Pass Road • Chatsworth, CA
WHAT? POKER TOURNAMENT • CASINO GAMES • Food & Drinks • Music & Dancing •Hourly Raffle Prizes • Tarot Readings & Magicians • All in a Lovely Setting
Attendees must be 21 or older