‘Through The Looking Glass’ (1975):
Behind The Scenes

‘Through The Looking Glass’ (1975): <br />Behind The Scenes

Through the Looking Glass‘ (1975) has received a good amount of coverage on The Rialto Report. We have featured podcasts with director Jonas Middleton, male actors Jamie Gillis and Jeffrey Hurst, and cinematographer Joao Fernandes. We also revisited the original shooting location to see what it looks like today.

This week we have a series of previously unpublished stills taken from the film set.



Through The Looking GlassCatharine Burgess



Catharine Burgess


Catharine Burgess


Catharine Burgess


Catharine Burgess


Catharine Erhardt


Catharine Burgess


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking Glass


Nancy Dare


Nancy DareNancy Dare and Eve Every


Joao FernandesJoao Fernandes – director of photography


Through The Looking Glass


Kristen SteenKristen Steen


Kristen Steen


Kristen Steen


Terri HallTerri Hall


Terri Hall, Al Levitsky


Through The Looking GlassJoao Fernandes, Catharine Burgess, Eve Every


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking GlassCatharine Burgess, Jonas Middleton, Eve Every


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking Glass


Jamie GillisJamie Gillis


Through The Looking Glass




Through The Looking GlassEve Every


Through The Looking GlassEve Every, Ultramax


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking GlassKim Pope


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Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking GlassUltramax (left), Jacob Pomerantz (center), Eve Every (right)


Jamie GillisCatharine Burgess, Jamie Gillis


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Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking Glass


Through The Looking Glass


  • Posted On: 15th January 2017
  • By: The Rialto Report
  • Under: Photos


  1. Sam · January 15, 2017 Reply

    One of the true cross-over adult films of the 1970s – was it a horror film, was it a porn film, was it an art-house film?

    Whichever way you look at it, it still holds up and these pictures are an amazing insight into the making of a classic.

    The last picture says it all……

  2. Adil · January 15, 2017 Reply

    What an enigma Catherine Erhardt / Burgess is…. please do an interview with her. I love these photo essays.

  3. Jim Stevens · January 15, 2017 Reply

    Love the marquee for “Once Is Not Enough” in the same pic as the vintage car.

    I need to see this again. Watched it rather haphazardly (as in not paying full attention) close to 30 years ago.

  4. J. Walter Puppybreath · January 17, 2017 Reply

    Mrs. Puppybreath recalls more of the same in the 9/76 issue of ‘Penthouse’ (an article on the film).

  5. Alex T · January 17, 2017 Reply

    Another stunning find… after years of the wilderness for the history of XXX (shitty blogs, stultifying film reviews, bad and unverified information) thanks very much for all you do. Amazing.

  6. John Harrison · January 17, 2017 Reply

    I saw a reference from a ‘film historian’ on Facebook who stated that Desiree Cousteau has just died. Say it ain’t so…

    • DT · January 17, 2017 Reply

      I heard about that too. The offender quickly removed the inaccurate information without any explanation after he was schooled by the good folks of The Rialto Report.

      Apparently they’re in touch with her so let’s hope a podcast will follow one day.

    • The Rialto Report · January 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi John,

      The information that Desiree passed away recently is 100% untrue. It is unfortunate that this unsubstantiated rumor was spread. Desiree has been subject to many inaccurate rumors over the years and we are happy to correct this one.

  7. John Graniero · January 19, 2017 Reply

    There is a child actress in this movie as well. This could never happen nowadays

  8. Yizmo Gizmo · February 10, 2017 Reply

    I’ve seen that before… a kid in the background of an adult movie in the 70’s.
    What’s the actual law that would prevent that–on the surface it doesn’t seem exploitive.
    You also have to consider that they don’t really make artistic porn movies anymore,
    It’s two shaved chemically altered actors in a hotel room engaging in blowjob vomiting or some other disgusting act.

  9. Tommy · September 3, 2017 Reply

    I wonder: does anyone know if Eve Every is, in fact, the ‘Eva Everything’ who reached high on the 1980s pop charts with ‘Pills are Painless’?

    Please advise at your earliest convenience.

    ‘Pills are painless,
    Steeless, stainless,
    And Bill is brainless….’

    ***Long Live Pop***

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