Candy Samples was one of the true larger than life figures that lit up the early adult industry.
Whether is it was in black and white cheesecake photo sets from the late 1960s, thousands of magazine appearances, and scores of films – from softcore to hardcore, from loops to catfight wrestling shorts.
She had a mischievous, friendly look that stood out from all the other models. She often played the roles of older women that somehow looked like your mother’s naughty friend, exuding a mysterious sex appeal.
And then there were her breasts. With her formidable physique, she looked like an Amazonian queen; fit, tanned and physically invincible. No wonder she was cast as Chief Nellie in the 1974 science fiction spoof Flesh Gordon, or in the 1979 Russ Meyer film Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.
Her staggering physique made her an instant favorite, and for many years she toured as an exotic dancer. Somehow she just seemed to get better with age. She developed a huge following that endured right through to her retirement in the late 1980s – and continues today.
After she retired, she remained active – writing columns in the 1990s for magazines like Juggs. And she had an online fan club where she would have chat sessions with fans.
About ten years ago she disappeared from public view just as we were getting curious to learn more about her life. What was it like being one of the people who was there at the birth of the adult industry? And how difficult had been to stay there for so long?
The Rialto Report figured that as she’d been active in the industry for almost 40 years it wouldn’t be difficult to find her. We figured wrong.
We looked for the legendary star and made some surprising discoveries.
This episode’s running time is 45 minutes.
The musical playlist for this episode can be found on Spotify.
Candy Samples recommendations
If you want to see more of Candy, head over to the good folks at Something Weird Video and we recommend the following titles:
Dragon Art Theatre Double Feature Vol. 21 Candy’s Cat House / Candy Get Your Gun
Dragon Art Theatre Double Feature Vol. 69 Sex As You Like It
Dragon Art Theatre Double Feature Vol. 150 Million Dollar Mona
Dragon Art Theatre Double Feature Vol. 163 – The Erotic Director
DragonArt Theatre Double Feature Vol. 200 – Mrs. Harrison
Bucky Beaver’s Vol. 225 XXX Porno Superstars
Bucky Beaver’s Vol. 228 XXX Big Bust Loops
and countless other volumes of Bucky Beaver’s Stags Loops and Peeps!
And for soft core fans:
Is There Sex After Marriage
Love Bocaccio Style
Bucky Beaver’s Double Softies Vol. 3 – Window Of Passion
and many many volumes of Big Bust Loops!
Candy Samples magazine appearances