John Amero tells the story of the making of his film ‘Bacchanale’ – and shares previously unpublished photos from his collection.
The Rialto Report is proud to present a series of exclusive articles, interviews, and investigative journalism relating to the golden age of adult film.
We look at the first two films made by Lech Kowalski.
Our Tom Byron fundraiser closed on Friday – and, thanks to you, we raised a total of almost $6,000 for him! Big, big thanks.
We look back at Radley Metzger’s last, unrealized film projects – and ask, what happened?
We remember Jamie Gillis and Constance Money, the stars of the ‘The Opening of Misty Beethoven’.
Radley Metzger had a lifelong love affair with the movies. The Rialto Report remembers a trip with Radley to the location where it all began.
‘Naked Came The Stranger’ was Radley Metzger’s second X-Rated film, shot under the directorial nom-de-porn, ‘Henry Paris’.
The story behind the making of the first Henry Paris film, ‘The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann’ (1974).
We’re sad to announce the passing of Radley Metzger, the pioneering director of films such as Thérèse and Isabelle (1968).
Ashley West remembers his friendship with Radley Metzger – our favorite filmmaker, and the inspiration for The Rialto Report.
Gary Lee Boas frequented the porn palaces and burlesque stars of Times Square in the early 80s.
Last week we released our podcast interview with Tom Byron, and have received much feedback from you. As a result of this, we’re kicking off a fundraiser for him today.
The concluding part of the oral history of Marc Stevens.
The full, untold story of Marc Stevens – at last.
The enigmatic ‘Harry Lewis’ reveals the story behind the films of the Lewis Brothers for the first time.
In one of our final conversations with Bill Margold, he asked us to look for an old friend of his, the adult film actress Maria Tortuga.
We remember adult industry actor, historian and provocateur Bill Margold, who passed away this week.
We look for the cult actress, who was a regular on the early New York adult film scene before disappearing quickly in the mid 1970s.
Previously unpublished extracts from the autobiography of the pioneering New York actor.
We track down the elusive and enigmatic adult filmmaker.
We re-visit the locations of the famed adult film – and the publicity caused by the film by Pratt Institute and the Dallas Cowboys.
We look at the strange back-story of one of the more notable adult films made in New York in the 1970s.
Today Roy Stuart is a renowned high-art erotic photographer and filmmaker. But he started out in New York’s adult film scene in the 1970s.
Danny Stone, Jamie Gillis and Harry Reems reveal the true story.
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.
The story behind the making of ‘Centurians of Rome’ has been the subject of much speculation since the movie was first released in 1981.
What was it like to work in Times Square, in places like Show World, in their 1980s heyday?
We track down Joseph Mawra, who talks about his career in film for the first time in 50 years.
The true story of the legendary lost film that combined animation with explicit sex.
Who was Eve Milan, director of Flash Pants, The T&A Team, and First Time at Cherry High?
Vivienne Maricevic writes about taking photographs of 1980s New York sex, porn & burlesk performers.
Navred Reef has long been a mystery in the world of adult film. Now his incredible story is finally revealed – porn, murder and more.
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.
A selection of rare photographs of Shauna Grant, and we re-visit the 1987 film ‘Death of a Porn Queen’.
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.
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).
Farewell to our friend and sunshine:
Candida Royalle (1950-2015).
We look at the life of the elusive star of Russ Meyer’s ‘Lorna’ (1964).
An exclusive excerpt from George McDonald’s unpublished 1975 autobiography.
In the 1970s, actor and writer Spalding Gray appeared in a number of pornographic films and worked for New York strip club, Show World.
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?
Lasse Braun discusses ‘Sensations’, ‘American Desire’, Brigitte Maier, and Reuben Sturman in the second part of his Rialto Report interview.
The story behind ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Bud Townsend, produced by Bill Osco, Jason Williams, is finally revealed.
In his last interview, Lasse Braun talks about his early career in adult film in Europe, including making ‘French Blue’ (aka ‘Penetration’).
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.
The untold story behind ‘Wet Rainbow’, one of the most accomplished of golden age adult films, starring Harry Reems.
The mystery behind the mysterious Dolly Sharp, star of ‘Deep Throat’ (1972), is finally revealed – and her sensational story is told.
It should have been an adult film classic. It’s makers had worked with the Beatles, Sidney Lumet and others. So what went wrong?
Honeysuckle Divine was a legendary, and unique, stripper of the 1970s.
‘Anna Obsessed’ has been shrouded in mystery since its release in 1978. The Rialto Report tracks down the culprits to find answers.
If adult film in New York has a Ground Zero, it could be a basement studio on 14th Street where Bob Wolfe shot loops.
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.
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.
Sandi Foxx, the first adult film agent in New York, remembers the 1970s.
Al Goldstein, founder of Screw magazine, died earlier this year. The Rialto Report attended his unique memorial.
We went in search of the lost sexploitation star, and solved a mystery that has lasted for almost half a century.
We track down those involved in the making of ‘Kamikaze Hearts’ – which captures the breakdown of a love affair, drugs and adult films.
Who was Dr Infinity? And what is his connection to John Lennon and the Gutenberg Bible? We reveal all.
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.
Jill Monro was the first transsexual adult film star. In 1982 she died of a drug overdose. Who was she?
‘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 members of Club 90 – Annie Sprinkle, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart and Veronica Vera – share their memories of Gloria.
Gloria Leonard, who became an adult film star in her 30s and a prominent spokeswoman for the X-rated industry, died on Monday.
“Mistress Antoinette” was a fashion designer, publisher, film maker, event producer and writer. She was the founder of Versatile Fashions.
The Rialto Report visited actor Robert Kerman, star of Cannibal Holocaust and many adult films, to present him with money raised by his fans following a recent appeal.
Al Goldstein, the founder of Screw magazine, who helped break down legal barriers against pornography died in December 2013.
A review of Richard Pacheco’s recent memoir, ‘Hindsight, True Love & Mischief in the Golden Age of Porn’.
An interview with Ashley West of The Rialto Report is on the film website 10k Bullets. …
Winfield Hall on the Woolworth Estate on Long Island was used in two of the most revered…
We’re indebted to Jeffrey Hurst who gave The Rialto Report a copy of the letter sent out…
Following this week’s release of Lovelace, The Rialto Report is pleased to present a review by Gerard…
Marc Stevens was ubiquitous on the adult film and party scene in New York in the 1970s….
When the history of New York sexploitation actresses is written, Janet Banzet may warrant a lesser mention…
George Payne was a regular on the New York adult film scene starting with his appearance in…
Early days for the Rialto Report, and an early photograph of Jamie Gillis. Jamie and I were…