We look at the life of Bill Rotsler and Adam Film World, with digitized copies of all 1975 magazines.
The life and adult film career of Avon director Joe Davian has been shrouded in mystery since he disappeared in 1981. Who was he?
We re-publish monthly bulletins and convention brochures relating to the Adult Film Association of America (AFAA).
Randy Spears talks about how he makes sense of his multi-decade adult career before he became a devout Christian.
We look back at the east coast publication ‘Cheri’ – and re-publish all the issues published in 1978.
Jamie Gillis died ten years ago this week. We remember when he was arrested for murder – twice.
The Daily Beast republishes a Rialto Report story: the remarkable story of Avon film director Phil Prince.
‘Deep Sleep’ (1972): How a Suburban Porno Set Off a Massive Federal Witch Hunt – Podcast 52 (reprise)
In 1972, Alfred Sole, a first time filmmaker, made an X-rated film.
We look back at the history of the east coast publication ‘Video X’ – and we re-publish all the issues published in 1981.
After last week’s podcast, we’re pleased to present previously unpublished photos and documents from Pat Barrington’s records.
The wild tale of sexploitation films, a serial killer, go-go dancing, sexual assault, nude modeling, Sam Fuller.
We look back at the east coast publication ‘Adult Cinema’ by re-publishing all the issues published in 1982.
Kelly Nichols talks about her two careers in the adult film industry: as an acting star, and then as a film makeup artist.
Previously unpublished photographs of Tiffany Clark from a Christmas Stag magazine shoot in 1982. Happy holidays to all our friends.
Previously unseen photographs from the legendary stage show at New York’s Melody Burlesk, featuring Serena and Lesllie Bovee.
George McDonald, perhaps the first male star of the adult film industry, died yesterday in California. He was 70 years old. We remember him.
The Tale of Tiffany Lust is one of the more enigmatic adult films made in New York – yet boasts some of the most famous names of the era.
We look back at the east coast publication ‘Porn Stars’ by re-publishing all the issues published in 1982 in full.
A detailed look into the 1981 film, Centerfold Fever, with one of the best casts in XXX history.
John Stagliano, godfather of the gonzo genre, talks about his eventful life and career – including Buttman, Evil Angel and more.
Edwin Meese, 1980s pornography scourge, is in the news again.
We look back at the west coast publication Adam Film World by reviewing all the issues published in 1981.
Candy Samples, who enjoyed a long career as a hugely popular model in men’s magazines and adult films, passed away this week.
Tim Connelly was a drummer who rubbed shoulders with Patti Smith and the Ramones – and a hugely colorful career in the adult industry.
Mike Horner shares how he went from being a shy Catholic boy from suburbia to becoming one of adult film’s most prolific performers.
Wendy O. Williams, Monica Kennedy, and Rod Swenson: Part 2.
Monica Kennedy and Wendy O. Williams’ story.
Henri Belolo, the music producer who created a disco hit for adult actor, Wade Nichols, passed away at his home in Paris this week.
We piece together his last year before his tragic accident in 1977.
We speak with Gloria Leonard about High Society and how she became the magazine’s ‘publisher’.
San Francisco, 1979: Four people’s lives converged for an intense few months in an apartment on Polk Street. This is what happened.
For the 50th anniversary of the filming of Radley Metzger’s The Lickerish Quartet, we visited the castle where the movie takes place.
Radley Metzger’s last film was shelved, never released, and doesn’t appear on his filmography.
We look back at the first year of Cinema Blue magazine – and speak to its editor, Joyce James.
The untold story of an Oscar-winning director, a sex film actress, a mobster who revolutionized the distribution of pornography, and a photographer.
The Rialto Report was due to start a spring vacation today – but we came across unpublished photographs of 1970s adult film actress, Serena, from 1976.
The Daily Beast publishes our article about the making of ‘Deep Sleep’.
Christy Canyon talks about her life as a pioneering performer at start of the video age of adult films.
After flourishing in its first year, Cinema-X Review came to an abrupt end in 1981. How did it end?
We’re proud to announce that The Rialto Report’s recent Daily Beast article, ‘Centurians of Rome’, has been acquired for a feature film.
An extract from the unpublished biography of the film’s director, Gerard Damiano, plus four books about the film – and Bill O’Reilly.
Jim Holliday published two books that were among the first to place the golden age of adult film in a historical context.
An issue-by-issue guide to the second year of Cheri magazine – with all issues fully digitized.
The Rialto Report was sad to hear of the recent closure of Le Beverley, the last surviving adult cinema in Paris. The theater first opened in 1960.
Mary Stuart featured in many adult films, before disappearing amid rumors of abuse. We set out to to piece together her eventful life.
Ken Scudder passed away recently. We remember his life as a prolific, and enigmatic, actor in the San Francisco scene in the 1970s.
Paul Thomas talks about the later part of his life and career as he moves behind the camera.
Paul Thomas talks about the early part of his life and adult film career in a rare interview.
Interviews, film features, articles, and photo sets from the west coast Bible of adult films.
45 vintage adult film star interviews, including C.J. Laing, Terri Hall, Andrea True, Jennifer Welles, Suzanne Fields, Helen Madigan, Armand Weston and many more.
The Rialto Report’s Ashley West joins Veronica Hart, Larry Revene, Rick Marx, and Heather Drain on Mike White’s Projection Booth podcast.
The life and career of figure model, Roberta Pedon, has been subject to much speculation. So where did she come from?
We remember the actor Robert Kerman, also known as R. Bolla, who died this week in New York at the age of 71, by re-visiting our interview with him.
Ambrosia Fox, Velvet Summers, and Cheri Champagne: who were they and where did they come from?
Avon films form the sleaziest chapter of golden age adult films. So who was behind the theater chain?
Adult film star Jose Duval talks about open relationships, swinging, porn and the love of his life – Danielle, his wife of 57 years.
The east-coast magazine Porn Stars first appeared in 1980. And became Skin Flicks. And then became Starlet, before reverting to Porn Stars.
What does an outsider experience when he steps on an adult film set for the first time?
Keli Richards writes to thank everyone who donated to her recent fundraiser. Thanks to your genorosity we raised over $2,000.
Radley Metzger’s ‘Camille 2000’ started shooting 50 years ago today in Rome, Italy. We tried to visit all the original locations in 24 hours.
The untold story of the murky and mysterious background behind Video X magazine.
Since we put out the podcast interview with Keli Richards, many of you have been in touch asking how you can help.
Keli Richards’ career in adult films in the 1980s was short and sweet. Is she really making a comeback?
One industry. One photographer. Two eras.
The first year of east coast adult magazine Cheri magazine was a controversial one.
A rare documentary from 1988, exploring the advent of video, and the effect it had on sex films
Stories from behind the scenes, gossip, rare artifacts, and photos from the AFAA Award ceremonies.
We re-visit the (two) Italianate country mansions featured in Radley Metzger’s The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976).
We look back at the first year of the east coast film magazine Adult Cinema Review – with the full year’s collection digitized.
Levi Richards was a good looking, B-list adult film actor in New York. And then he committed suicide.
The Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) hosted annual Erotic Awards from 1977 until 1986.
We look back at the first year of High Society, issue-by-issue, including newly digitized copies.
Eric Edwards shares his memories of the women in his life.
The story of a American politician, an Argentinian stripper – and the adult film that never happened.
We remember Cinema-X Review with Jason Russell, and also re-publish the 1980 issues.
Jennifer Welles passed away this week at the age of 81.
We continue our digitization project by looking at the west coast film magazine Adam Film World – and the issues from 1980.
Who was the mystery model from a 1970s photo shoot?
Johnnie Keyes passed away this week following a recent stroke.
Lynn LeMay remembers her career in film and dance in this uncensored podcast.
Last year we republished the first 8 issues of Flick – a New York magazine dedicated to covering adult films. Here are the rest.
The Rialto Report is making George McDonald’s unpublished autobiography available online.
An oral history of the XXX industry’s bible – with the full first 12 issues available online.
The untold story of ‘On the Prowl’ and ‘Dirty Debutantes’.
On the occasion of Seka’s 64th birthday, we re-visit our 2013 interview with the star.
Leslie Winston talks about her life as a popular pin-up model and adult film star in the 1980s.
We visit Chuck Vincent’s film studio where many of his 1980s adult films were made.
How was Jack Bravman, the prolific New York adult filmmaker from the 1960s to the 1980s?
The adult film actor Jamie Gillis would have turned 75 next month.
The story of ‘Hot Circuit’, and one of the first prosecutions of a hard-core film.
We speak to an anonymous adult film actress about Justine: ‘A Matter of Innocence’ (1980).
The second part of our interview, focusing on his 1970s adult film career.
Neville Chesters was the road manager for Jimi Hendrix and The Who. He also made adult films.
Jerry Butler passed away this week. We remember our friendship with a true character.
Film director and cinematographer C. Davis Smith passed away in 2017. We remember his 1960s career.
The second installment of San Francisco strip joint memories from the golden age.
The untold story of the legendary and wild New York public access TV show, Midnight Blue.
A selection of photos taken at the Come Again erotic boutique in the mid 1980s by Efrain Gonzalez.
Ashley West is interviewed by Bill Ackerman from the Supporting Characters podcast.
Vintage interviews from back-stage at Show World – featuring adult film performers including Samantha Fox, Danielle, Sparky Vasc and Tish Ambrose.