On Set: The Photographs of Joel Holzman

On Set: The Photographs of Joel Holzman

The Rialto Report recently re-published digitized issues of Erotic-X Film Guide magazine’s issues from 1984 – and noticed that many of the photographs were taken by Joel Holzman.

We interviewed Joel about his career, but wanted to share more of his work as an on-set photographer for hundreds of films including Skintight, All American Girls II: In Heat and The Ribald Tales of Canterbury.

Today Joel is still taking pinup and glamor photographs, and intends to publish much more of his collection of amazing pictures form the golden age of adult films in a book. Interested parties can contact him at Serenity Lawrence Studios.


The Photographs of Joel Holzman

Amber LynnAmber Lynn on the set of Talk Dirty to Me


Bunny BleuBunny Bleu


Bunny Bleu promo shot for Talk Dirty to Me


Ginger LynnGinger Lynn and Tom Byron performing for the camera in Talk Dirty to Me


John LeslieJohn Leslie in Talk Dirty to Me


John LeslieJohn Leslie and Amber Lynn in Talk Dirty to Me



Ginger Lynn


Ginger LynnGinger with Jerry Butler (left) and Jan Serling (right)


Cheri’s ‘Mile High Swingers’



Cheri's Secret GardenCheri’s Secret Garden


SkintightPromo shot for Skintight


Lisa De LeeuwPT and Lisa De Leeuw promo shot for Skintight


Lisa De Leeuw


Randy West and Annette Haven on the set of Skintight


Lisa De Leeuw


Ashley BrittonStacey Donovan and Jamie Gillis with David Frazer


Tom ByronTom Byron and Jerry Butler on the set of Kinky Business


Jerry ButlerJerry taking a break on set


RavenJerry Butler snacking with Raven


Jerry ButlerJerry paying tribute to Lou Costello


RavenJerry and Ravel hard at work


ROXANNE ROLLANNJerry finishes with Roxanne Rollan


Crystal BreezeCrystal Breeze on the set of Kinky Business


Jerry ButlerJerry and his little friend goofing around on the set of Kinky Business


Jamie GillisDiva and Jamie Gillis


Gina Valentina on the set of Perfect Fit


Jim DawsonJim Dawson hard at work at Velvet magazine


Shauna GrantShauna Grant (right) 


Joel Holzman in front of the camera


Ron JeremyRon Jeremy interview Bobby Hollander at the AVN Awards


Joel Holzman


Surrender in ParadiseThe cast of Surrender in Paradise




Traci LordsTraci Lords headshot


Christy CanyonChristy Canyon on set


David CarradineDavid Carradine and daughter for a Oui magazine shoot


Ron JeremyRon Jeremy at Joel Holzman’s wedding


Jerry ButlerJerry Butler, Joel Holzman and Jan Serling



  • Posted On: 21st February 2021
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Photos


  1. Sam · February 21, 2021 Reply

    I laughed out loud at THAT Jerry Butler picture.


  2. Lee Dale · February 21, 2021 Reply

    These behind the scenes shots really convey the playfulness of XXX in this era.

    Another winning contribution!

  3. Paul Jones · February 21, 2021 Reply

    I sincerely hope that Joel is able to publish his archives because these are sensational!

    Thanks Joel!!

  4. Jeff Robertson · February 21, 2021 Reply

    Joel Holzman he was amazing photographer x-rated film from the 70s 80s and early 90s really interesting article keep up the good work hopefully I really look for find Danni Ashe and Peter North interview podcast

  5. Roger Feelbert · February 21, 2021 Reply

    These are amazing, thank you!

    Not to be overly pedantic, but the pics credited as “Talk Dirty to Me” are “Talk Dirty to Me 3” (which was later re-released as “Talk Dirty to Me 3 – New” with Traci Lords cut and her scenes rather unartfully replaced by shot-on-video inserts featuring Lisa De Leeuw).

    The reason it jumped out to me is that the Ginger Lynn/Tom Byron scene is my single favorite scene in the history of adult. Their chemistry is incredible!

  6. Gina Valentino Fan · February 21, 2021 Reply

    Wow! Crystal Breeze was as beautiful as any mainstream actress in Hollywood back in 1984, just stunning. How nice to see Gina Valentino again, I always thought Gina would have been a huge star had she not quit the business so fast after she started in 1984. There was a rumor in one of the porn gossip mags that Gina and her new husband appeared on that reboot of the Newlywed Game back in 1986? I don’t even remember that show?

    Would love for Rialto to give us an update on whatever happened to Crystal and Gina like they have on so many other great stars from the 1980’s, like they did with the stunning Tiffany Clark!

    PS Nikki Randall are you out there?

  7. Tara Smyth · February 21, 2021 Reply

    Thanks so much for posting these and sharing. I especially love the ones of Jerry Butler. The one of Jerry with Tom Byron is adorable too. Two hunks. Awesome job as usual.

    • Cathy Gigante-Brown · February 21, 2021 Reply

      Really beautiful shots. Such a nice retrospective of the business. I especially loved the Jerry Butler pics. He loved making “Surrender in Paradise” in Hawaii and fell in love with Ginger Lynn on that film.

  8. J. Walter Puppybreath · February 21, 2021 Reply

    Christy/Amber/Susan/Ginger/Crystal. Nice work if you can get it!. 😉

  9. Demetres · February 21, 2021 Reply

    Does anyone know who’s that beauty with the enormous breasts that she’s rubbing them on JimDawson’s head, giving him a headache?

  10. Steve Jacobi · February 22, 2021 Reply

    ‘Perfect Fit’ was an underrated film featuring a veritable Who’s Who of early era VHS stars who became household names. There’s an appearance from one of the most sizzling stars of them all, Susan Hart, and an uncredited mainstream Hollywood actor as Fast Eddie hilariously linking it all together.
    PS is that photo of the brunette and the hands Janey Robbins by any chance?

  11. J. Walter Puppybreath · February 23, 2021 Reply

    ‘There’s an appearance from one of the most sizzling stars of them all, Susan Hart’

    She did a few films, some mag spreads and then…?

  12. Guy · April 18, 2021 Reply

    Ah, the memories of watching these great films and artists! ThanXxx for the great photos! G

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