A selection of rare photographs of Shauna Grant, and we re-visit the 1987 film ‘Death of a Porn Queen’.
Billy Dee is one of the most underrated of the adult stars – and one of the most elusive too. We tracked him down to hear his story.
Our interview with Constance Money, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven, was chosen by NPR to launch their podcast app, Earbud.fm
Part 2 of our interview with the legendary sex film pioneers.
‘Graphic Thrills 2: American XXX Movie Posters 1970 to 1985’ by Robin Bougie is reviewed by Dries Vermeulen for The Rialto Report.
Lowell Pickett and Arlene Elster interviewed.
Candy Samples was a larger than life figure of the early adult industry. But whatever happened to her?
This week Jean de Berg, author of the erotic novel, The Image, and Radley Metzger met for the first time, and The Rialto Report was there.
Did horror director Wes Craven appear in Radley Metzger’s adult film ‘The Opening of Misty Beethoven’ (1976)?
Howard Ziehm reveals the story behind his films Honey Pie, Sweet Cakes (1976), & Hot Cookies (1977).
The Rialto Report looks for one of the more mythical locations in adult film history.
Candida Royalle passed away this week. Last year we interviewed her over five separate days.
Farewell to our friend and sunshine:
Candida Royalle (1950-2015).
George McDonald was a star before the adult film industry been created. He joins us to tell his story.
One of our most popular podcasts was the interview with Jennifer Welles; we are grateful that she sent us a selection of current photos.
Roberta Findlay talks about her life in film, from 1960s sexploitation through to the late 1980s horror.
This summer, 37 years after Pretty Peaches was filmed, The Rialto Report went on a road trip to find the original locations.
An exclusive excerpt from George McDonald’s unpublished 1975 autobiography.
In 1972, Alfred Sole made an X-rated film called ‘Deep Sleep’ – and created a firestorm of scandal.
Ray Wells was an actor on hundreds of west coast adult film sets in the 1970s and 80s. Here’s a selection of photos and artifacts from that time.
In the 1970s, actor and writer Spalding Gray appeared in a number of pornographic films and worked for New York strip club, Show World.
We present a selection of photos from the after party.
Together with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we launch a fundraiser for George Payne.
Continuing our year-by-year overview of the adult film industry through lor_’s adult film reviews, this week we focus on 1973.
Sharon Kelly’s career straddled two eras – from mid 70s sexploitation to 1980s hardcore as Colleen Brennan.
Starting this week, we’re adding film reviews originally written on IMDb by the writer ‘lor_’. We start with a group of 25 films released in 1979.
What happens when an Oscar-nominated director makes a documentary film, ‘A Film About Sharon’, about Sharon Thorpe?
Michelle Maren’s life has been eventful, surprising and difficult. Her story is the subject of a new film.
We visit the restaurant and bar, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, used in countless New York adult films, such as ‘Take Off’ and ‘Misbehavin’.
Jim South was one of the first agents in the adult film industry, and his World Modeling agency represented Christy Canyon and many others.
Lasse Braun discusses ‘Sensations’, ‘American Desire’, Brigitte Maier, and Reuben Sturman in the second part of his Rialto Report interview.
Jamie Gillis’ private photographs from his life in New York in the 1970s, including pictures of Serena, Lysa Thatcher, and Vanessa Del Rio.
The story behind ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Bud Townsend, produced by Bill Osco, Jason Williams, is finally revealed.
Howard Ziehm talks about the early days taking photos, making loops and his groundbreaking ‘Mona’.
In his last interview, Lasse Braun talks about his early career in adult film in Europe, including making ‘French Blue’ (aka ‘Penetration’).
Nina Hartley talks about adult films, dancing at the Mitchell Brothers’ O’Farrell Theater, and more.
We’re pleased to re-print the landmark 1975 autobiography ‘Here Comes Harry Reems!’
Lisa Cintrice remembers her infamous 1981 striptease – and arrest – in New York’s Times Square.
In her first ever audio interview, Constance Money looks back.
The untold story behind ‘Wet Rainbow’, one of the most accomplished of golden age adult films, starring Harry Reems.
Excerpts from Jamie Gillis’ autobiography, completed shortly before his passing in 2010.
Kay Parker’s message of thanks to everyone who contributed to her fundraiser over the last month – which raised almost $3,000!
A reprise of our interview with Kay Parker, one of the true legends of adult cinema, remembering her life in and out of sex films.
Happy Christmas from the Rialto Report… and Bettie Page. We look forward to returning in the new year with many more podcasts and articles.
We closed the Rialto Report Holiday Contest last night – and have been overwhelmed by the response!
The Rialto Report report is pleased to be a founding member of The Golden Age Appreciation Fund, which supports former actors.
Fred Lincoln’s key role as an actor in the early adult film industry is told in this revealing podcast interview, his last before his untimely passing.
The mystery behind the mysterious Dolly Sharp, star of ‘Deep Throat’ (1972), is finally revealed – and her sensational story is told.
The 2014 Rialto Report Holiday contest has started, with prizes including Synapse Films DVDs, and new books by Bear Manor Media.
Hyapatia Lee talks about adult films, her Native American identity, a troubled upbringing, multiple personality disorder, and stripping.
Rare and unseen photos from the collection of adult film actress, Marlene Willoughby, with Lesllie Bovee, Samantha Fox, and more.
Johnnie Keyes, star of the pioneering adult film ‘Behind The Green Door’ (1972), meets The Rialto Report’s April Hall at the 2005 AVN Award show.
Ginger Lynn talks about her life and adult film career – including tales of Traci Lords, Ron Jeremy, Greg Dark, Billy Idol, Charlie Sheen and more.
It should have been an adult film classic. It’s makers had worked with the Beatles, Sidney Lumet and others. So what went wrong?
Vintage photos from the golden age in New York, including Kelly Nichols, Larry Flynt and Sue Nero.
In her first interview for 30 years, Marlene Willoughby recalls starting out as a theater actress and model.
Honeysuckle Divine was a legendary, and unique, stripper of the 1970s.
Rare, vintage photos from the golden age, including Bobby Astyr, Bambi Woods, Vanessa Del Rio, Veronica Hart and Sharon Mitchell.
Suze Randall, her husband Humphry Knipe, and her daughter Holly are legends in the adult industry.
‘Anna Obsessed’ has been shrouded in mystery since its release in 1978. The Rialto Report tracks down the culprits to find answers.
A selection of previously unseen 1970s actor headshot photos.
Shanna McCullough grants a rare interview looking back about her life in the 1980s adult film industry.
Rare photos from the golden age, including Annie Ample, Annette Heinz, George Payne and more.
If adult film in New York has a Ground Zero, it could be a basement studio on 14th Street where Bob Wolfe shot loops.
The Rialto Report’s Ashley West guests on the ‘Badasses, Boobs and Body Counts’ podcast to discuss Steve Ziplow’s ‘Breaker Beauties’.
Carter Stevens recently announced he’s returning to direct a comedy called ‘The Squad’.
Dave Ruby was many things: a Jewish jock, wannabe cop, veteran swinger, male escort, star of a live S&M show… and an adult film star.
Uncle Lou was a regular at New York’s Harmony Burlesque club, and collected hundreds of Polaroids of the strippers who appeared there.
Serena was one of the most popular stars of 1970s adult film. She was striking, cool and had star quality.
Candida Royalle recently announced a personal documentary film that she’s begun work on.
Adult films in New York. Strip clubs in New York. In the 1970s, the link between the two was strong.
A selection of previously unseen actor headshot photos of former adult stars from the 1970s.
The story of Marty Hodas, who introduced peep show machines into Times Square – creating the basis for the adult film industry.
Henry Paris (aka Radley Metzger) was recently profiled in Playboy by author Toni Bentley (‘The Surrender’).
Sandi Foxx, the first adult film agent in New York, remembers the 1970s.
Sharon Kane shares photos from her collection – with Marilyn Chambers, Seka, Ron Sullivan, Tish Ambrose, and Jeanna Fine.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jerry Butler’s autobiography, ‘Raw Talent’.
Following the response to our recent Jeanne Silver interview podcast, we’re pleased to present a selection of pictures of Jeanne’s daughter, Irene Silver.
Al Goldstein, founder of Screw magazine, died earlier this year. The Rialto Report attended his unique memorial.
Sharon Kane remembers her long career in the adult film industry.
Here’s future adult film actor George Payne, in a rare and unused still for a Pepsi commercial campaign in Latin America from the early 1970s.
We went in search of the lost sexploitation star, and solved a mystery that has lasted for almost half a century.
Long Jeanne Silver, adult film actress and stripper from the 1970s / 80s, talk about her memories as a wild child teenage runaway.
We track down those involved in the making of ‘Kamikaze Hearts’ – which captures the breakdown of a love affair, drugs and adult films.
Candida Royalle talks exclusively about her life and influential career as a pioneer in adult films.
Who was Dr Infinity? And what is his connection to John Lennon and the Gutenberg Bible? We reveal all.
How does Sharon Mitchell remember her early days as a porn star in New York in the 1970s?
The life and times of Ed DePriest were mysterious for a number of years. We tracked him down to learn about his life and films.
Rick Savage talks about his life and career from being a dancer to sex show star to adult film actor.
Jill Monro was the first transsexual adult film star. In 1982 she died of a drug overdose. Who was she?
Adult film icon, Kay Parker, talks about her beginnings in war time England to becoming a star in the pornographic film industry.
‘Graphic Thrills’ showcases great movie poster artwork from adult films of the 1970s and 1980s. Dries Vermeulen reviews it for us.
For four years between 1976-1980, Joyce Baronio took pictures of strippers, porn stars, and sex show workers in New York.
The Rialto Report speaks to Al Goldstein – and Steven Heller, Josh Alan Friedman and HP Fahringer.
The members of Club 90 – Annie Sprinkle, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart and Veronica Vera – share their memories of Gloria.
We’re pleased to present a selection of photographs from David Rice, also known as Jack Monro – photographer, part-time adult film actor, and writer.
We pay tribute to Gloria Leonard, who died last week, by reprising our 2013 interview with her.
Gloria Leonard, who became an adult film star in her 30s and a prominent spokeswoman for the X-rated industry, died on Monday.
We’ve had many requests for t-shirts as worn by many of The Rialto Report guests (including Seka above), and so you can now own one here.
“Mistress Antoinette” was a fashion designer, publisher, film maker, event producer and writer. She was the founder of Versatile Fashions.