Avon Films: Phil Prince’s Story – Podcast 87

Avon Films: Phil Prince’s Story – Podcast 87

Last week The Rialto Report published an article about meeting the Avon film director, Phil Prince – and we were overwhelmed by the positive reaction we received.

A number of you asked why we didn’t put the story out as a podcast as well. The simple answer is that we usually do one or the other, but we realize that many of you prefer to engage with us through our podcasts – so as an early holiday present, this time we’ve done both.

If you’ve already read the article, you can skip this podcast episode – it’s largely the same as the written piece, although we do have a short amount of audio of Phil himself at the very end.

But if you haven’t got around to checking out the article, we hope you enjoy this look back at the life of one of the golden age’s most incredible figures, Phil Prince. It’s one of our favorites stories.

Thanks – and happy holidays.

This podcast is 72 minutes long.


With thanks to Phil Prince, George Payne, Brian O’Hara, and byNWR.com

You can read ‘Fragments of Avon: Journeys into the Dark Heart of XXX’ – including Part 1: The Boss, Part 2: The Procurer, and Part 3: The Director.

The musical playlist for this episode can be found on Spotify.


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  • Posted On: 23rd December 2018
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Podcasts


  1. Alf · December 23, 2018 Reply

    As someone who’s read and re-read the article about Phil many, many times already in the one week that you posted it, this is is a joy… I’m only 15 minutes into it, but the story is brought even further alive being able to hear the words and music.

    Thank you. Thank you.

  2. FG · December 23, 2018 Reply

    It’s been said before, many times, but thanks for the incredible work of Rialto this year!!!

  3. Brian · December 23, 2018 Reply

    A breathtakingly good podcast, likely the best one I’ve heard anywhere this year.

  4. Janie Palmieri · December 23, 2018 Reply

    This is informative and facscinating.

    And heartbreaking too. Damn you RialtoReport for making me shed a tear at the end!!

    Seriously though – this is pure quality from start to finish.

  5. J. Walter Puppybreath · December 24, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for this and ALL your amazing work!

  6. Zack · December 24, 2018 Reply

    I keep thinking I’ve heard it all or nothing can top the last podcast I heard and then I hear one that exceeds expectations many times over. Thanks for curating this incredible history of Americana.

  7. JC · December 24, 2018 Reply

    You both do an amazing job. This episode was awesome. Where can I find a track list for some of these episodes? There’s one or two songs I really like that I don’t recognize. Keep up the brilliant work. Best podcast out there!

  8. Jim Stevens · December 25, 2018 Reply

    I read and I listened. Aside from the stories, your use of music is always dead-on and seriously, enhances the narrative so much. Have a great holiday.

  9. Cushtymush · December 25, 2018 Reply

    Firstly may I wish both Ashley and April a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Being a 70 year old British resident I have lived through the many difficult years that pornography has had to deal with here in England. Back in the ‘fifties everything was black & white in this country (including the so called ‘porn’) and featured large busted women with totally airbrushed nether regions, mainly photographed by Harrison Marks and produced in pocket sized magazines with titles like Spick & Span and Keyhole Cuties.
    Eventually in the late ‘sixties colour arrived from Denmark. Rodox and Color Climax published numerous titles includ ing Anal Sex, New Cunts,Sex Bizarre and Lesbian Love. Their flagship being Color Climax Magazine. They also produced a myriad of 8mm. looks in 200 & 400ft lengths. Of course all these items were totally illegal and had to be smuggled into the country. This was achieved by recruiting drivers of Danish Bacon lorries who got them through customs. All this porn commanded high prices, being sold under the counter in back street newsagents.
    It was expensive to be a collector of por n in these times, but tracking it down was part of the fun.

    • April Hall · December 26, 2018 Reply

      It definitely was a different time then – before streaming and the age of great re-releases. Happy holidays to you!

  10. Savage Mark · December 27, 2018 Reply

    What an amazing fucking story. Finally the real Phil!

    There is truly nothing like The Rialto Report. You guys are documenting humanity at its rawest, most imperfect, and most beautiful.

    A thousand rounds of applause to you all!

  11. Savage Mark · December 27, 2018 Reply

    Someone needs to do an Avon-style Netflix for adults.

    Just thinking out loud.

    Problem is, they’d find a way to bust that, too, cross state lines with copies, and collect applause for the set-ups.

  12. Nicole · December 28, 2018 Reply

    I read the interview. Phil Prince was an ncredible person and this is a small piece of the genius he was….. I have sent a private message to April and to Rialto – can you please respond to me. Thank you

  13. Jeff · March 30, 2022 Reply

    Thanks so much, that was so great… and sad. I nearly broke a tear at the end.. Please post more pictures of Phil Prince, from then (around the Avon time) and when you met him. I couldn’t find anything online.
    Thanks again!

  14. MISTYK the DJ · June 23, 2023 Reply

    Awesome story telling April! The music is spot on

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