'My lust for women started with a kiss from Marilyn Monroe'

Dennis Hof, the owner of Nevadas most famous legal brothel - Moonlite BunnyRanch, describes getting a kiss from Marilyn Monroe and more lusty details in his new memoir, The Art of the Pimp.

Dennis Hof, the owner of Nevada's most famous legal brothel - Moonlite BunnyRanch, describes getting a kiss from Marilyn Monroe and more lusty details in his new memoir, The Art of the Pimp.


The 68-year-old has become the object of desire for upcoming 18- to 21- year-old prostitutes by creating a sense of friendship in the word 'pimp'.

At BunnyRanch, which is featured on HBO's late-night reality show titled Cathouse, Hof created a brothel where prostitutes could set their own prices and deals but still split earning with the house.

According to the New York Post, Hof starts his memoir with the story of his first meeting with iconic American actress, Marilyn Monroe.


He was an eight-year-old boy at the Arizona State Fair when he saw a 'gorgeous, red-lipped blonde' waving at him while filming a movie.

She kissed him on the cheek and introduced herself as Marilyn Monroe. From that time on, Hof sought out young, voluptuous blondes to fill his fantasies.

He did not however, start out in the brothel industry. He owned five gas stations in the early 1970s, but he began a deal with a local massage parlor during the gas shortage of 1972. He set aside gas for the women so he could use their services whenever he liked.

'I had always enjoyed sex, sure,' he writes, 'but until [then] I hadn't realized how little I knew about it. So, of course I kept going back, a willing student... I soon realized I had a big problem: I loved f****** and I couldn't get enough of it.'

That was when he realized that he 'had fallen madly in love with prostitutes'.


He then moved into real estate and became a regular at the Moonlight Ranch brothel in Mound House, Nevada. When it went up for sale in the early 1990s, he bought it for $1million in Lyon County, one of the only counties that still allows legal prostitution.

He changed the business's name to 'Dennis Hof's World Famous Moonlite BunnyRanch' and trained all of the women in investing, sales and negotiating prices for sexual favours.

Hof made sure the prostitutes were independent contractors who could refuse any act or customer.

After he realized monogamous relationships weren't for him, he decided to date prostitutes exclusively and made them all aware of his lack of interest in seeing only one woman.

However, according to him, all relationships ended when the women found out he was having sex with other women.


In parts of his memoir he allows people to write pages of their experiences with him, including working girls, Krissy Summers and Cami Parker.

Summers's account of their relationship explains the first time they met in person, after corresponding online for years, starting when she was a college freshman.

'I walked in and he said, "Hi, I'm Dennis Hof,"' she writes. 'And I remember thinking, "I know who you are." And then he said, "Take off your pants." That was it. "Take off your pants." I was absolutely terrified. Dennis was only the second man I'd ever been with.'

According to Parker, Hof is a 'soulless pimp' and explains the first time she arrived at the ranch, aged 22, after seeing Hof on the Tyra Banks show.

When the girls met her they told her, "Daddy's gonna love you!" and asked if she would have sex with Hof.


"Well, you want Daddy to like you. You won't have a very good time if he doesn't, so if he wants you to, you definitely should," the women told her.

Parker ended up in a relationship with Hof, but he tried changing the way she looked consistently.

Psychotherapist Dr. Sheenah Hankin writes a scathing review of Hof, claiming he 'encourages them to be jealous and yearn for his attention' while laughing at 'how they bicker, bitch and fight with each other over him'.

"Dennis uses the women he 'loves' for his own desires, loyal companionship and sex," writes Hankin. "Like any pimp, he exploits them. This is sadistic behaviour, and it is both unrecognized and denied."

She calls him a narcissist, with 'no empathy', who's 'clueless about his lover's hurts and fears or his part in creating them'.



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