The story of Tina Russell, the first porn star. Who was she, and whatever happened to her?
Previously unpublished photos from private collections documenting the life of Tina Russell.
As pornography gained greater exposure in the 1970s, the anti-pornography movement, Women Against Pornography (WAP), emerged as a key opposition group.
Robert Mapplethorpe took a number of photographs of porn stars in the 1970s, including Terri Hall, Marc Stevens, and Veronica Vera.
Unpublished pictures of Desiree Cousteau following the release of ‘Deep Rub’ (1979).
We re-visit the mysterious locations of Radley Metzger’s ‘Naked Came The Stranger’ (1975).
Adult film pioneers Eric Edwards writes to thank all those who generously gave to his recent fundraiser.
Richard Pacheco talks to Jamie Gillis, Lisa DeLeeuw, John Seeman.
To accompany our upcoming podcast interview with Tiffany Clark, we present rare photographs from her private scrapbooks.
The story behind the making of ‘Centurians of Rome’ has been the subject of much speculation since the movie was first released in 1981.
This month through the Golden Age Appreciation Fund we are raising money for adult film pioneer Eric Edwards.
Candid photos from the Roberta Findlay film, with Shauna Grant, Kelly Nichols, Rhonda Jo Petty, and Marlene Willoughby.
What was it like to work in Times Square, in places like Show World, in their 1980s heyday?
We visit 34 of the former adult theaters of New York’s Times Square to see what they look like today.
We track down Joseph Mawra, who talks about his career in film for the first time in 50 years.
In 1982, Marilyn Chambers and her then-husband, Chuck Traynor, opened The Survival Store, a gun shop in Las Vegas.
Veronica Hart talks about her life, from the British music scene of the 1970s to stripping and adult films in New York and much more.
The true story of the legendary lost film that combined animation with explicit sex.
The Rialto Report takes a brief break this week, but wanted to share a few photos of Jamie Gillis and John Leslie in the holiday spirit.
Who was Eve Milan, director of Flash Pants, The T&A Team, and First Time at Cherry High?
A rare interview with the star of ‘Behind The Green Door’ (1972) – boxing, singing, and… sex films.
A selection of rare and previously unseen photographs from the 1984 Critics Adult Film Awards.
Vivienne Maricevic writes about taking photographs of 1980s New York sex, porn & burlesk performers.
After a successful career in adult films, Barbara Dare vanished almost 25 years ago. Now for the first time she speaks about her life.
Barbara Dare was a superstar of the adult industry in the 1980s video era. She shares favorite photos from her personal collection with us.
Navred Reef has long been a mystery in the world of adult film. Now his incredible story is finally revealed – porn, murder and more.
A selection of rare and unseen photographs of Harry Flecks – from sex films to Hollywood success.
João Fernandes was adult film’s first true cinematographer. He breaks a 50 year silence to discuss his career.
The untold story behind about the adult film – made by an ex-Sheriff.
We go on a road trip to find all the original locations used in the landmark adult film ‘Deep Throat’ (1972) – and arrive just in time…
Herschel Savage is raising money for his one man show, ‘Star Studded’! It deals with “The true secrets of my career in the adult film industry.”
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed so generously to our Sharon Mitchell fundraiser. We have a message from Mitch herself.
This year we lost our friend, Candida Royalle. Fellow actor Alan ‘Spike’ Adrian shares Christmas cards that she drew and sent in the early 1980s.
We feature a sample of photos from the scrapbooks belonging to the legendary actor, dancer and model.
This holiday season we’re raising money for Sharon Mitchell, with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund.
Friends, family and fans gathered to celebrate the life of Candida Royalle on November 22, 2015 at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.
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.