Adam Film World in 1981: An Issue by Issue Guide

Adam Film World in 1981: An Issue by Issue Guide

We look back at the west coast publication Adam Film World by reviewing all the issues published in 1981.

These issues include articles on the Fourth Annual Erotica Awards, Edwige Fenech, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, features on films such as Fascination (1980), Platinum Paradise (1981), Pink Champagne (1979), American Pie (1980), Justine (1980) The Tale of Tiffany Lust (1981), Neon Nights (1981), and interviews with Chuck Vincent, Ron Sullivan (aka Henri Pachard), Roberta Findlay, and Bob Sumner, and much more.

Fully digitized copies of each 1981 magazine can be found in the article below. You can find The Rialto Report’s growing collection of digitized resources by choosing Library in our site menu. 

Click on the covers below to access the full magazines. Due to the fact that the magazines are scanned in high definition, allow time for each page to load. If you are viewing on a phone, view in landscape orientation.

Magazines are fully searchable; use the icon displayed in each magazine to search by keyword.

Publications are being shared here purely for the purpose of research. They should not to be used or reproduced for any commercial gain.


Adam Film World: The Complete 1981 Issues

January 1981 (Vol 8, No. 2)
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Adam Film World Fourth Annual Erotica Awards
– Chuck Vincent’s Tramp (1980)
– Roger Vadim’s Night Games (1980)
Fascination (1980)
Hot Line (1980)
Chuck Vincent interview
Slip Up (1975)
Angie, Undercover Cop (1979)



March 1981 (Vol 8, No. 3)
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Adam Film World contents:

Adam Film World – Chuck Vincent’s Games Women Play (1981)
Ball Game (1980)
Edwige Fenech‘s career
Carter Steven‘s Tinsel Town (1980)
– Interview with Ron Sullivan (aka Henri Pachard)
A Scent of Heather (1980)
That Lucky Stiff (1980)
Platinum Paradise (1981)




May 1981 (Vol 8, No. 4)
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Adam Film World contents:

Adam Film World Fringe Benefits (1974)
– Nic Roeg’s Bad Timing (1980)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder‘s women
Pink Champagne (1979)
American Pie (1980)
Justine (1980)
Roberta Findlay interview
Prisoner of Paradise (1980)




July 1981 (Vol 8, No. 5)
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Adam Film World contents:

Adam Film World Inside Seka (1980)
– Jessica Lange in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Blonde Ambition (1981)
Sweet Dreams, Suzan (1980)
Bob Sumner interview
Pink Ladies (1979)
Manhattan Mistress (1981)




September 1981 (Vol 8, No. 6)
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Adam Film World contents:

Adam Film World The Tale of Tiffany Lust (1981)
Neon Nights (1981)
High School Memories (1981)
Aunt Peg (1980)
A Girl’s Best Friend (1981)




November 1981 (Vol 8, No. 7)
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Adam Film World contents:

Adam Film World Vista Valley PTA (1981)
– Fellini’s City of Women (1980)
– Call Me Nympho
Flash (1981)
Amanda By Night (1981)
Afternoon Delights (1980)
Naughty Network (1981)
Dracula Exotica (1980)




  • Posted On: 6th October 2019
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Library


  1. John D. · October 7, 2019 Reply

    Once again, on behalf of the Porn Studies and academic community, thank you for doing this work. These primary sources are invaluable as information tributaries, and I know many of my colleagues who view your site to be their main source of information.
    I know I do.
    Keep up the first class work.

  2. Kevin Harrison. · October 7, 2019 Reply

    This is the best film related site , period.

    I wish there were sites like this for other genres.


  3. Jeff · October 7, 2019 Reply

    Adam Film World is undoubtedly the most eclectic magazine the site has presented so far: adult films, mainstream and art films, interviews, celebrity gossip, book reviews, and some interesting advertising. It is also presented in a manner that is less sensationalistic than the other magazines covering the adult film scene of the time. There also seems to be an aspirational aspect to the writing about adult films, a promoting of quality stories and production values beyond the sex. The industry was already in a state of flux, and the ad for a new device called the camcorder is a reminder that the industry would change radically by the end of the decade.

    The film reviews are probably my favorite part of the magazines. Comparing the experience of watching a movie decades later to the reactions of the period it came out in can sometimes be jarring. Only two stars for Candy Stripers? As always, I come across movies I have not heard of that are added to a watch list.

    Keep up the good work, Rialto Report.

  4. J. Walter Puppybreath · October 8, 2019 Reply

    It actually comes across as a mainstream film mag that happens to cover adult movies. I’ve always thought that West coast publications, like this, were much slicker than the NYC equivalent.

  5. Andrew · October 13, 2019 Reply

    As always your hard work with regard to presenting this great material is acknowledged and appreciated.
    One request. As we are nearing the 40th anniversary of the movie “Taboo” being released, I would love to see a “where are they now” featuring Mike Ranger and Dorothy LeMay. Thanks so much gain for awesome work!

  6. Tomas · January 1, 2021 Reply

    Just heard of Candy Samples passing. I am heart broken and saddened she was an icon that will be greatly missed. No woman will ever be able to fill her bra or shoes. RIP Candy

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