Adult Video News – The Fourth Year (1986)

Adult Video News – The Fourth Year (1986)

By its fourth year in 1986, Adult Video News (AVN) had evolved from an 8-page newsletter with limited production values to a glossy magazine whose pages numbered over 80 an issue. Publishers Paul Fishbein and Barry Rosenblatt – two of the company’s three founders – were still at the helm. And the magazine’s popularity was continuing to grow, thanks in part to the fact that VCR prices were starting to fall. In October of that year, AVN’s managing editor John Paone told the Daily News: “The industry expects to ship 7.5 million XXX-rated cassettes in 1986, worth about $450 million at retail – well up from $210 million in 1983.”

AVN continued to fuel the industry’s popularity by focusing on interviews with people such as Tish Ambrose, Kristara Barrington, Vanessa Del Rio, Tracey Adams, Careena Collins, and much more…

Copies of the magazine’s early editions have been near impossible to find since their first publication, and The Rialto Report is happy to re-publish them and make them available again.

You can find The Rialto Report‘s ever growing library of digitized resources by clicking ‘Library’ in the menu.

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

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Adult Video News: The Complete 1986 Issues

January 1986 (Vol 1, No. 34)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 01-86 Tish Ambrose interview
Rambone: The 14 inch cocksman
Robin Cannes pictorial
-Numerous film review including Girls of the A-Team, Black Throat, A Passage to Ecstasy, Hollywood Pink

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March 1986 (Vol 1, No. 36)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 03-86 -1985 Adult Video News Awards Party
Kristara Barrington interview
-Film reviews including: Show Girls, Some Kind of Woman, Erotic City, The Good Time Girls, When She Was Bad

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April 1986 (Vol 1, No. 37)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 04-86 Herschel Savage interview
-Hey, Aren’t You?…recognizing porn stars
-Film reviews including: Porn in the U.S.A., Bi Bi Love, Double Standards, Fashion Fantasies, Traci Takes Tokyo

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May 1986 (Vol 1, No. 38)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 05-86 -The AVN Hall of Fame
Nina Hartley interview
-The women behind the scenes
-Who’s who behind the scenes
-Film reviews including: Electric Blue, Sex Life of a Porn Star, The Comeback of Marilyn, Deep Inside Traci

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June 1986 (Vol 1, No. 39)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 07-86 -Shot-on-video: the future is now
Seka Interview
-Film reviews including: Jean Genie, House of Blue Dreams, Dangerous Desire

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July 1986 (Vol 1, No. 40)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 07-86 -Shot-on-video: the future is now
Jack Wrangler Interview
-Film reviews including: Beverly Hills Cox, Corporate Affairs, Girls of the Chorus Line, Deep Inside Vanessa Del Rio

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August 1986 (Vol 1, No. 41)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 08-86 -Shot-on-video: the future is now
Vanessa Del Rio Interview
-Film reviews including: Peeping Tom, Born to Run: The Careena Collins Story, Naughty Nurses, Backside to the Future

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Buyer’s Guide 1986-87 (Vol 1, No. 42)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News Buyers Guide 1986-87 -Charting the adult market
-AVNA Awards
-Manufacturers
-Feature films
-Shot-on-video tapes
-Authorized distributors
-100 Best gay videos
-Authorized mail order outlets

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September 1986 (Vol 1, No. 43)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 09-86 -The Traci Lords Saga: Still Not Many Answers
Keli Richards Interview
-Film reviews including: Jane Bond Meets Octopussy, Farmer’s Daughters, Hannah Does Her Sisters, Honeymoon Harlots

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October 1986 (Vol 1, No. 44)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 10-86 -Motion pictures of lasting quality
-The films of Cecil Howard
Tracey Adams Interview
-Film reviews including: Down and Out in New York City, Behind the Brown Door, St. X-Where

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November 1986 (Vol 1, No. 45)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 11-86 Ron Jeremy at large
Barbara Dare Interview
-Director’s corner with Damon Christian
-The films of Chuck Vincent
-Film reviews including: Double Dare, Science Friction, Slip into Ginger and Amber, Caddy Shack-Up

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December 1986 (Vol 1, No. 46)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 12-86 -A light-hearted look at sexy animation
Careena Collins Interview
-Film reviews including: The Titty Committee, Deep Inside Ginger Lynn, I am Curious Black

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  • Posted On: 15th August 2021
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Library

11 Comments

  1. Jeff Robertson · August 15, 2021 Reply

    My favorite x-rated film star of all time actor Peter North alongside with John Holmes from the 70s 80s and early 90s during the San Fernando Valley era keep up the good work thanks God bless you all

    • April Hall · August 16, 2021 Reply

      Thanks as always Jeff!

      • George Wanner · August 22, 2021 Reply

        Not the type of person who asks for ice cream after you gave me a delicious slice of cake, but is there a chance of issuing the 1985 mags??? I absolutely loved these issues. You guys are the best.

  2. MJ Striker · August 15, 2021 Reply

    Wow does Kari Foxx look sexy in her yellow outfit! I always thought she could have been a huge star in 1986 but her boyfriend Troy Tannier held her back. Kari never got to do an interracial scene with FM Bradley or Ray Victory or a scene even the King himself John Holmes. She did a lot of scenes with Troy and he was a below average performer. Would love to see a where are they now on Kari Foxx like Rialto did with the stunning Tiffany Clark

  3. Thomas Walsh · August 15, 2021 Reply

    Beautiful cover of the gorgeous Hyapatia Lee

  4. Sheldon Ranz · August 16, 2021 Reply

    Just heard the sad news that Victoria Paris passed away today from cancer at the age of 60. I had the pleasure of meeting her at AVN conventions back in the day – what a sweetheart!

    Also, AVN ended its print run with the June 2021 issue. It is now strictly a downloadable digital publication.

  5. Andy D · August 17, 2021 Reply

    Great work, are the 1985 issues going to be made available?

  6. Richard S · August 22, 2021 Reply

    Love that you are posting these impossible to find magazines. Looks like the January magazine is the wrong title. Also when you posted the 1984 AVNs the November issue was missing and would be posted shortly. If it’s now available, it would be great to have it to complete the year. Many thanks for these.

  7. J. Walter Puppybreath · August 22, 2021 Reply

    ‘Love that you are posting these impossible to find magazines’

    Back in the day, they were easy to find! Just had to go in the woods, or a construction site.

  8. Reece · August 31, 2021 Reply

    Thank you so much, much appreciated, please keep ’em coming when you can……

  9. vodka tonic · September 17, 2021 Reply

    As an avid collector of 80s & 90s boxcover art, I wanna say thank you, and can’t wait for the 1989 edition.

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