In 1983, the New York adult film magazine luminary Peter Wolff sent a note to photographer Bobby Hanson.
Wolff had edited a number of men’s magazines since the early 1970s, most notably Cheri, and was now occupied with his publication Adult Cinema Review – using the pseudonym, Boz Crawford.
He’d agreed with Findlay that if he was given free access to the set to take pictures during rehearsals and between takes, he would run a pictorial in his magazine to publicize the films.
But Wolff wanted more than just publicity photos: his instructions to Hanson were clear in a note to the photographer that stated: “I don’t just want a series of pictures that show sex on set. Go further. Get me stuff showing the performers off-guard, candid, rehearsing, or just posing for the camera. I want an impressionistic portrayal of life in adult films. Show me the boredom, exhibitionism, sexual tension! Give me the reality of this surreal world!”
Hanson accepted the job and was on set for the film Glitter (1983). His pictures have been unpublished for over 30 years. They were recently recovered and are presented here for the first time. They reflect the dirt and scratches of having been neglected for decades.
With thanks to Roberta Findlay for the one-sheet artwork.
‘Glitter’ – Making the One-Sheet
Scene 1 – Tish Ambrose and Jerry Butler
Scene 2 – Rhonda Jo Petty and Michael Knight
Scene 3 – Jerry Butler, Shauna Grant, Michael Knight
Scene 4 – Marlene Willoughby
Scene 5 – Alexis X, Athena Star, Michael Knight
Scene 6 – Kelly Nichols and Michael Knight
Scene 7 – Shauna Grant, Tiffany Clark and Jerry Butler
Scene 8 – Shauna Grant and Jerry Butler
Scene 9 – Shauna Grant and Jerry Butler