This week The Rialto Report was honored to attend the first year anniversary of the publication of Jill Nelson’s ‘Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema’.
The event took place at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Los Angeles and featured appearances by Georgina Spelvin, Raven Touchstone, Ginger Lynn, Kitten Natividad, Rhonda Jo Petty and Kay Parker as well as Bill Margold, Bob Chinn, Kenji and Jill Nelson herself.
You can buy copies of Golden Goddesses here.
From the publishers website about ‘Golden Goddesses’:
Golden Goddesses vibrantly casts light upon twenty-five significant women involved in the erotic film industry during its Golden Era, between the years 1968-1985 when participation in adult productions was illegal. Profiling performers, directors, scriptwriters and costumers, Golden Goddesses is a palate of insights, intimacy, vulnerability and strength, as it immerses readers into the lives of these celebrated and audacious females.
Featuring the author’s own interviews with Marilyn Chambers, Seka, Kay Parker, Rhonda Jo Petty, Serena, Georgina Spelvin, Juliet Anderson, Candida Royalle, Sharon Mitchell, Gloria Leonard, Annie Sprinkle, Ann Perry, Jody Maxwell, Barbara Mills, Veronica Hart, Kelly Nichols, Ginger Lynn, Kitten Natividad, Amber Lynn, Laurie Holmes, Christy Canyon, Julia St. Vincent, Roberta Findlay, Nina Hartley and Raven Touchstone, Golden Goddesses also includes film highlights and more than 300 photos.
These fascinating women of classic adult film are presented with depth, sensitivity, and historical scope while capturing the quintessence of a rebellious spirit from days gone by.