Adult Film Locations 9:
Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)

Adult Film Locations 9: <br />Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)

After The Rialto Report told the troubled behind-the-scenes story of Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976), we wanted to find the original locations – and see if we could visit them all within one eight-hour period.

This is how we got on.

Use the sliding bar in many of the pictures below to see ‘before’ view (from 1976) and ‘after’ view (from 2017) of the locations.

 

The previous installments in our series featuring adult film locations today have been:

1: The Mansion in The Story of Joanna (1975) and Through The Looking Glass (1976)

2: The Restaurant in Take Off (1978) and Misbehavin’ (1978)

3: Pretty Peaches (1978)

4: The Devil and Miss Jones (1973) and Memories Within Miss Aggie (1974)

5: Deep Throat (1972)

6: Naked Came The Stranger (1975)

7: Boys In The Sand (1971)

8: Debbie Does Dallas (1978)

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As recounted in The Rialto Report’s article ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (1976): What really happened?’, Bud Townsend shot the film three hours north of Manhattan in upstate New York. Four principal locations were used: the D.R. Evarts Library, a private estate in Palenville, the Kaaterskill Falls, and the Olana State Historic Site.

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Alice in Wonderland: Location 1 – D.R. Evarts Library

The opening scenes in Alice in Wonderland were shot in the D.R. Evarts Library, Athens, NY – a beautiful, small building that is unchanged since the 1970s.

Kristine DeBellD.R. Evarts Library, Athens, NY – 2017

 

The opening scene of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ outside the D.R. Evarts Library

 

 

 

Alice (Kristine DeBell) opens the library door

 

The inside of the library has not changed in the 41 years since the film shoot…

 

…except for the addition of DVD racks.

 

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The same book shelves and radiators remain.

 

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The library itself is tiny, and would have been a challenge to film in.

 

The only change in this view is the addition of the DVD rack.

 

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This section was, and still is, the children’s section of the library.

 

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Alice in Wonderland: Location 2 – Private Estate near Palenville, NY

Most of the film was shot on a private estate just outside of the town of Palenville. The main mansion on the estate was built in the early 1900s, and the builder’s granddaughter’s family still lives in an adjacent cottage on the land. Her husband remembers the filming of Alice in Wonderland, which was shot on the lawn in front of the mansion and in the surrounding grounds. The couple were surprised when they looked out and saw scenes of a sexual nature being filmed in front of them.

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Alice in WonderlandThe mansion, also known locally as ‘White’s Castle’

 

Alice in WonderlandThe woods behind the mansion were used for the dance numbers

 

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Alice in WonderlandOne dance number, featuring Terri Hall and Nancy Dare, took place in front of a brick wall

 

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Another dance number, featuring Kristen Steen, Terri Hall, Gila Havana, and Nancy Dare was staged in an open air dining area

 

 

 

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Alice in WonderlandThe area is now overgrown and doesn’t appear to have been used for years

 

Alice in WonderlandIf the statues could talk…

 

The large entrance to the estate remains the same

 

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Alice in WonderlandThe scenes with the Queen of Hearts (Juliet Graham) were shot in front of the mansion

 

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Alice in Wonderland: Location 3 – The Kaaterskill Falls

The scenes shot in the waterfalls were filmed in nearby Kaaterskill Falls, located in the eastern Catskill Mountains.

Alice in WonderlandKristine DeBell in Alice in Wondlerland

 

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Alice in WonderlandThe falls in 2017

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Alice in Wonderland: Location 4: The Olana State Historic Site

The closing scene of Alice in Wonderland was shot in the grounds of Olana State Historic Site, home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Terry J. · October 15, 2017 Reply

    Congrats! You did it…. all locations visited and a fine report back. :0)

  2. Sam · October 15, 2017 Reply

    I love this series! I’ve always been obsessed with movie locations, and the adult locations, for obvious reasons are so much harder to identify. Kick ass tour!

  3. Rialto Fan No.1 · October 15, 2017 Reply

    I love ‘Alice’ and so this is a dream come true…… Did you spot any of the large mushrooms in the woodland??!

    Another amazing find from you guys.

  4. Phil funk · October 15, 2017 Reply

    Kristine debelle was smoking hot. she denies she did her own hard-core scenes but it’s hard to believe that.

  5. Alexander Portillo · October 15, 2017 Reply

    Another great article, Ashley West!

  6. Jim Stevens · October 15, 2017 Reply

    Filmed within an hour or so of where I used to live…wow.

  7. Adrian · October 15, 2017 Reply

    Do you (Ashley and April) ever get tired of hearing how great the Rialto Report is? If so, I’ll stop! 😉

  8. J. Walter Puppybreath · October 17, 2017 Reply

    Fantastic stuff (as always)!

  9. Claudiobruno · November 9, 2017 Reply

    Never seen it. But is it a real porn film?

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