Candy Samples – An Actress’ Scrapbook:
Yesterday and Today

Candy Samples – An Actress’ Scrapbook:<br />Yesterday and Today

One of our most popular features in 2015 was our podcast interview with Candy Samples. Since then we’ve received many requests for another feature about the legendary actor, dancer and model.

In this feature we present a photographic portrait of her long life and career.

Candy kept limited scrapbooks over the course of her career but much has been lost. In recent years a number of her friends and fans have made a determined effort to collect everything they can find that relates to her. All of this material has recently been sent to her.

This collection consists of many large boxes of picture spreads, magazine features, fan photos, private portrait sessions and Polaroids. Some of these items were never intended for publication, and their quality reflects this.

The Rialto Report has combined a selection of these items with Candy’s own collection to present an overview of her life.

We end this feature with photos taken just a few days ago when we interviewed Candy. Our interview with Candy Samples can be heard here.

 

We are indebted to GH and KB for their kind assistance in putting this feature together.

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Candy Samples – The Early Years

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Candy SamplesEarly modeling show (1966)

 

Candy SamplesCandy (second from left) in early modeling assignment (1967)

 

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Early Modeling

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Candy and Uschi

When The Rialto Report interviewed Candy Samples, her fondest memories were reserved for her friendship with Uschi Digard.

 

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Fetish Photos (1979)

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Dancing across the country

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Life with Pat Romano

In the early 1980s, Candy’s career was managed by ‘Pat Romano‘. The relationship didn’t end well, and Pat later died in jail where he was serving time for drug dealing.

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Private Sessions

Candy would sometimes pose for private photographic sessions for fans, who she encountered when dancing in clubs around the country.

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Personal Appearances

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Candy SamplesA rare photo of Candy with Russ Meyer at a convention.

 

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Vacations and Traveling

Candy SamplesLondon (1981)

 

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Candy SamplesVenice (1986)

 

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Candy SamplesCancun (1988)

 

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Retirement

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Candy Samples’ scrapbooks

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The Rialto Report interview

Candy SamplesCandy Samples recording The Rialto Report interview with April Hall

 

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Candy SamplesCandy Samples with The Rialto Report’s April Hall

 

 

27 Comments

  1. Jamie H. · December 13, 2015 Reply

    The lead photo may be the greatest photo I’ve ever seen….

  2. A. Lancaster · December 13, 2015 Reply

    Wonderful tribute to the queen of cheesecake photos. What a life!

    Thanks for all you’ve done for Candy Samples this year. She is a national institution, and your sensitive treatment of her is wonderful and exemplary.

  3. Brad · December 13, 2015 Reply

    You’ve done it again – both personal and professional. I love this site.

  4. Peter P · December 13, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for preserving –and adding important details to — the history that was a part of the lives of million of us, but that few talk about. Candy and the rest are still rock stars.

  5. Greg Dziawer · December 13, 2015 Reply

    Absolutely amazing…don’t know how, but the Report just keeps topping itself!

  6. Patrick Palmer · December 13, 2015 Reply

    I’m still amazed by the interview. You knew the right questions to ask and due to her mental awareness, you knew when to back off and let it go. A 10 out of 10. Thank you!

  7. Roy Karch · December 13, 2015 Reply

    Happy Holidaze as we celebrate with you once again.

  8. Alexander portillo · December 13, 2015 Reply

    One of your all time best podcast interviews, ever. It had so much heart and emotion that you felt you really knew who Candy was. I wish more people would know of stars such as this and much less of Jenna Jamison, this lady was truly the real thing.

  9. Percy Dovetonsils · December 14, 2015 Reply

    The early and recent pics are wonderful.
    That first pic is staggering – “The breasts are large with this one”.

  10. catherine gigante-brown · December 14, 2015 Reply

    What a bounty! Both Candy physically and the photos. Really beautiful photo/memories/mammaries.

  11. S. · December 14, 2015 Reply

    Really lovely collection of photos and memorabilia there, captures the spirit of Candy and that of the era.

    April you are breathtakingly cute on that sofa pic. Abra Cadabra I wanna reach out and grab ya!

    Keep up the great work guys!

  12. Candy is Dandy · December 15, 2015 Reply

    Great seeing these photos from Candy’s life and career. It helps some with the chronologically of her career. There has been a lot of debate by Candy fans like weather her breasts were real or not and when her career actually ended. Some think she got implants and/or a lift in the early 80s when she was with that leech Pat Romano (Fieramosco). Her breasts did looks bigger and fuller after that time. I tend to think a breast lift. She also had some work done her face around that period. It looks based on photos above she had her breast reduction between 1986 and 1988 and must have retired from modeling in the same period as well.

  13. Jonathan Segure · December 17, 2015 Reply

    Such a big fan of hers for about 25 years.I would go to the video store every weekend looking for any of her videos or magazines.What a life she has had.Sad to hear she was used and wasnt treated well by a lot of men
    Thanks for the great interview.So glad someone is in her life that is truly looking out for her.

  14. Daboobluva1 · December 17, 2015 Reply

    …I have MUCH respect for the Rialto Report for this exclusive interview of the woman who my biggest sexual fantasies came from, Candy Samples… to see her today answered my questions on what she was doing now.. and to hear the interview made me so relieved and also saddened by her mistreatment from men who used her..she’s a very sweet woman who deserved more than what she received… nothing will ever top what you have done for her as a personality/celebrity… well done..

  15. Martin Evans · December 28, 2015 Reply

    I always knew she was a nice lady. And nobody ever talks about her voice. She had a body for sin, but Candy also had a voice for radio. It was nice hearing her just talk.
    What might be a possible income stream for Candy are her scrapbooks. I can think of two or three graphic novel publishers that would kill to get the publishing rights. And if Candy has any unpublished photo sets from the time she did work at Triumph Studios, especially if they were photographed by Theo Ehret, well, there you go.

  16. Michael · January 1, 2016 Reply

    Film censorship in Australia meant that many adult films back then were simply never seen in this country.
    But I bought every magazine that featured Candy and/or Uschi. They’re still in the attic to this day.

  17. Mark · February 12, 2016 Reply

    That opening pic! The Force (sexually) Awakens! Seriously, that interview made me cry, keep up the great work.

  18. louie max · February 17, 2016 Reply

    What a find!!! Phenomenal- One of my faves

  19. alfredo rodriguez · March 29, 2016 Reply

    STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN THAT LIVES IN MY HEART TILL THIS DAY. THANK YOU CANDY FOR BEING THERE IN MY HARD TIMES, AND HOW YOU MADE THEM WORTH WILD, CAUSE OF YOU MY OUTLOOK ON LIFE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ,WITH HOPE FOR EVER LASTING RELATIONSHIPS AND UNDERSTANDING…. THANK MY SWEET LADY

  20. Jen Arnold · April 2, 2016 Reply

    April Hall has done such a touching interview with Candy Samples. So sensitively handled. Rialto Report you’ve done it again. Bravo

    • April Hall · April 3, 2016 Reply

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind note Jen – we appreciate it!

  21. Pornstarsexmagazines.com · June 4, 2016 Reply

    Her duo with uschi digard was the best big boobs lesbian sex ever !!

  22. J.R. Brannon · June 12, 2016 Reply

    Such a touching interview. I saw Candy one night at a local drug store in Marina del Rey back in the late 70’s. I still regret not approaching her but she was bigger than life and absolutely beautiful. Thank you for finding her and bringing her back to all those who miss and love her.

  23. wheez von klaw · August 16, 2016 Reply

    Really amazing photos. Great job!

  24. Richard · September 30, 2016 Reply

    Love the interview, nice job, very respectful. When I learned she was much older, it made her a lot more sexy. Ever since late 70s her figure was a huge turn-on for me. Fascinating how she got into the business and frustrating to hear how these guys abused and ripped her off. At least a devoted fan provided some rescue for her.

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