The horror of it all. The item that most say turned Kim Kardashian and her family into the celebrities they are was nearly lost forever. As was first reported on Tuesday, the master tape of "Kim Kardashian Superstar" nearly burned up in a fire at Vivid Entertainment.
When the fire broke out, Steve Hirsch, the founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, was nowhere near the office. Instead he was miles away watching the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 107-94. When Hirsch got the call, he left -- in the middle of the game, but that's reportedly not unusual in Los Angeles -- and headed quickly for the office.
He was in a huge rush, and for good reason. The master "Kim Kardashian Superstar" tape was in a safe, but it wasn't the only one there. Apparently that safe contains every unedited master version of every single celebrity sex tape in Vivid Entertainment's catalog.
That would include the ones starring Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Kendra Wilkinson, Jimi Hendrix, Vince Neil, Tom Sizemore, and Chyna.
In addition, there are several celebrity sex tapes that have never been sold. Fortunately for fans of celebrity porn, Hirsch made it back in the nick of time. While the safe was somewhat singed in the fire, its contents were unscathed.
It's unclear if Hirsch's safe was of the fireproof media type, which is more protective of media such as CDs, DVDs, and video tape.
Staples Center, where the Clippers play, and Vivid Entertainment, are about 10.2 miles away according to CitySearch.
Vivid Entertainment certainly must be breathing easier, and non-soot-filled air, as well. After Kardashian's pregnancy was announced, sales of the sex tape went through the roof.