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This week we return to one of The Rialto Report’s earliest and most downloaded interviews.
Long Jeanne Silver – adult film actress and stripper from the 1970s and 1980s – joins us to talk about her life and memories.
With thanks to Josh Alan Friedman for the great picture above. Visit his website here.
This episode running time is 68 minutes.
Long Jeanne Silver packed more life and adventure unto her first 25 years than most manage in a lifetime.
For a time in the 1980s, she was a regular in New York adult films and a featured dancer at the Melody Burlesk Theater in the city – but her life started on the other side of the country in Arizona where she was born and spent large parts of her childhood. There she grew up with the stigma of having part of her foot and leg amputated at an early age.
By the time she hit New York, just weeks after her 16th birthday in 1976, her rebellious ways meant that she was on the run from the law, and the fun was only just beginning.
Shortly after her arrival, she was featured on the pages of men’s magazines like Cheri and High Society, and on the big screen appearing in the notorious film Waterpower.
News reached the Mitchell Brothers, the renowned filmmakers and theater owners in San Francisco, who flew her out to join them, and there she appeared in her own show and starred in the Alex De Renzy film ‘Long Jeanne Silver‘
Long Jeanne Silver went on to appear in many adult films in New York, including ‘The Violation of Claudia‘, ‘Prisoner of Pleasure‘, ‘Debbie Does Dallas 2‘, and the notorious Waterpower.
On this program, The Rialto Report’s April Hall and Ashley West speak to as Long Jeanne Silver who grants her first interview in 30 years.
Sorry I missed this the first time around. Interesting interview with a fascinating person I knew very little about. I’m glad Jeanne made it through “the other end of the tunnel,” after so many challenges.
Fabulously frank. One of the real deals.
Perhaps one day we’ll meet.
Absolutely straightforward with no airs.These days,that
counts as real and refreshing.So rare that when you
encounter it,you resist the urge to check your pulse
(in public, at least).I now check my natural cynicism
at the door when shutting out the rest of the planet
while tuning in to RR. Also, no longer find it necessary
to suspend disbelief. Many thanks for terrific work
And the obvious prep time you take.Thumbs way up.
LOVE THAT MOVIE POSTER! (and love the amazing star too!).
I am so happy that we found each other on Twitter cant wait to catch up
Thanks everyone for the kind comments.
Ashley and April it was an honor meeting you. You made it so comfortable for me to …just be me! Someday I will bake you another “cheesecake.”
LJ the pleasure was and remains entirely ours!
Jeanne is a sweetheart. Another fun prolific profile. It seems we’re all Dickens characters in a sense. He wrote about misfits, so we would have fit into his realm. I wonder what Boz would think of us. He had 10 kids, so he must have been a horny fellow.
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Hung out with Jeanne at the Melody many times.. Long live Bob Anthony’s Melody!!
It was a pleasure to hear her voice, it bring back memories from a time that with the passing of days was a lots of fun, Bernnards , Platos’s, Adventures studi
Happy to learn Jean is alive and well.