[Book review] Filthy rich: Paul Raymond's talent for making billions out of sex knew no limits I think what I hold most against the smarmy and ruthless manipulator is that he did so much to ruin Soho. It had the atmosphere of a provincial Italian town when I lived there in the Sixties. Raymond used his porn profits to buy it up like a Monopoly board. He raised rents until most of the long-established family businesses — grocers, delicatessens and patisseries, artisans, unique restaurants and cafes — were replaced by sex shops, seedy strip joints and dirty bookshops.
Sanpaku eye Before and after (visual)