The Rialto Report is proud to present a series of exclusive articles, interviews, and investigative journalism relating to the golden age of adult film.
16th October 2018
Since we put out the podcast interview with Keli Richards, many of you have been in touch asking how you can help.
30th September 2018
The first year of east coast adult magazine Cheri magazine was a controversial one.
16th September 2018
Stories from behind the scenes, gossip, rare artifacts, and photos from the AFAA Award ceremonies.
9th September 2018
We re-visit the (two) Italianate country mansions featured in Radley Metzger’s The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976).
2nd September 2018
We look back at the first year of the east coast film magazine Adult Cinema Review – with the full year’s collection digitized.
26th August 2018
Levi Richards was a good looking, B-list adult film actor in New York. And then he committed suicide.
19th August 2018
The Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) hosted annual Erotic Awards from 1977 until 1986.
29th July 2018
We look back at the first year of High Society, issue-by-issue, including newly digitized copies.
22nd July 2018
Eric Edwards shares his memories of the women in his life.
8th July 2018
We remember Cinema-X Review with Jason Russell, and also re-publish the 1980 issues.
24th June 2018
We continue our digitization project by looking at the west coast film magazine Adam Film World – and the issues from 1980.
17th June 2018
Who was the mystery model from a 1970s photo shoot?
27th May 2018
Last year we republished the first 8 issues of Flick – a New York magazine dedicated to covering adult films. Here are the rest.
20th May 2018
The Rialto Report is making George McDonald’s unpublished autobiography available online.
6th May 2018
An oral history of the XXX industry’s bible – with the full first 12 issues available online.
29th April 2018
The untold story of ‘On the Prowl’ and ‘Dirty Debutantes’.
1st April 2018
We visit Chuck Vincent’s film studio where many of his 1980s adult films were made.
25th March 2018
How was Jack Bravman, the prolific New York adult filmmaker from the 1960s to the 1980s?
11th March 2018
The story of ‘Hot Circuit’, and one of the first prosecutions of a hard-core film.
4th March 2018
We speak to an anonymous adult film actress about Justine: ‘A Matter of Innocence’ (1980).
25th February 2018
The second part of our interview, focusing on his 1970s adult film career.
21st January 2018
Film director and cinematographer C. Davis Smith passed away in 2017. We remember his 1960s career.
31st December 2017
A selection of photos taken at the Come Again erotic boutique in the mid 1980s by Efrain Gonzalez.
17th December 2017
Vintage interviews from back-stage at Show World – featuring adult film performers including Samantha Fox, Danielle, Sparky Vasc and Tish Ambrose.
10th December 2017
A striking series of previously unpublished photographs taken by Vivienne Maricevic showing the live shows at Show World.
2nd December 2017
The fundraiser for Jeanne Silver has closed and, thanks to you, we reached a new record.
26th November 2017
Ever since we started The Rialto Report, we wanted to interview 1970s dancer/performer Alexandria, but we never even knew her name. Then she wrote to us.
19th November 2017
52 years after the film was shot, we took a trip into the Mojave desert to find the long-lost film locations.
12th November 2017
We’re often asked how people can help support The Rialto Report. Here’s how: Please donate to the Jeanne Silver fundraiser that we’re launching today!
5th November 2017
Sometimes when we research the career of an actor, we don’t get the answers we expected at the outset… such as these two examples.
21st October 2017
The full story behind the publication of XXX’s first ‘how-to’ guide.
15th October 2017
We set ourselves a challenge: Find and visit all the locations for the film in one day. Here’s how we did.
1st October 2017
Joanna Storm, star of many successful New York adult films from the early 1980s, tells all about her wild and crazy life.
10th September 2017
What happened to Beerbohn Tree – one of the more unusual and striking figures in 1970s XXX films, such as ‘The Naughty Victorians’ and ‘Anyone But My Husband’?
27th August 2017
The story of 1970s adult film star, Juliet Graham.
30th July 2017
We look back at a landmark adult film dispute from the 1970s.
9th July 2017
Who was Dr Infinity? And what is his connection to John Lennon and the Gutenberg Bible? We reveal all.
25th June 2017
The story of the enigmatic Wade Nichols, TV soap star, disco star and adult film actor, is finally revealed.
18th June 2017
We speak to Bob Adelman who took photos of Silky, a New York pimp, in the book ‘Gentleman of Leisure.’
3rd June 2017
Last night was the premiere screening of the pilot episode of ‘The Deuce’ – the new HBO show which premieres later this year.
7th May 2017
John Amero talks about the making of his film ‘Bacchanale’ – and shares unpublished photos from his collection.
23rd April 2017
We look at the first two films made by Lech Kowalski.
17th April 2017
Our Tom Byron fundraiser closed on Friday – and, thanks to you, we raised a total of almost $6,000 for him! Big, big thanks.
9th April 2017
We look back at Radley Metzger’s last, unrealized film projects – and ask, what happened?
7th April 2017
We remember Jamie Gillis and Constance Money, the stars of the ‘The Opening of Misty Beethoven’.
6th April 2017
Radley Metzger had a lifelong love affair with the movies. The Rialto Report remembers a trip with Radley to the location where it all began.
5th April 2017
‘Naked Came The Stranger’ was Radley Metzger’s second X-Rated film, shot under the directorial nom-de-porn, ‘Henry Paris’.
3rd April 2017
The story behind the making of the first Henry Paris film, ‘The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann’ (1974).
2nd April 2017
We’re sad to announce the passing of Radley Metzger, the pioneering director of films such as Thérèse and Isabelle (1968).
2nd April 2017
Ashley West remembers his friendship with Radley Metzger – our favorite filmmaker, and the inspiration for The Rialto Report.
26th March 2017
Gary Lee Boas frequented the porn palaces and burlesque stars of Times Square in the early 80s.
19th March 2017
Last week we released our podcast interview with Tom Byron, and have received much feedback from you. As a result of this, we’re kicking off a fundraiser for him today.
26th February 2017
The concluding part of the oral history of Marc Stevens.
19th February 2017
The full, untold story of Marc Stevens – at last.
5th February 2017
The enigmatic ‘Harry Lewis’ reveals the story behind the films of the Lewis Brothers for the first time.
29th January 2017
In one of our final conversations with Bill Margold, he asked us to look for an old friend of his, the adult film actress Maria Tortuga.
19th January 2017
We remember adult industry actor, historian and provocateur Bill Margold, who passed away this week.
8th January 2017
We look for the cult actress, who was a regular on the early New York adult film scene before disappearing quickly in the mid 1970s.
4th December 2016
Previously unpublished extracts from the autobiography of the pioneering New York actor.
13th November 2016
We track down the elusive and enigmatic adult filmmaker.
9th October 2016
We re-visit the locations of the famed adult film – and the publicity caused by the film by Pratt Institute and the Dallas Cowboys.
2nd October 2016
We look at the strange back-story of one of the more notable adult films made in New York in the 1970s.
25th September 2016
Today Roy Stuart is a renowned high-art erotic photographer and filmmaker. But he started out in New York’s adult film scene in the 1970s.
4th September 2016
Danny Stone, Jamie Gillis and Harry Reems reveal the true story.
3rd July 2016
We re-visit the mysterious locations of Radley Metzger’s ‘Naked Came The Stranger’ (1975).
26th June 2016
Adult film pioneers Eric Edwards writes to thank all those who generously gave to his recent fundraiser.
15th May 2016
What was it like to work in Times Square, in places like Show World, in their 1980s heyday?
24th April 2016
We track down Joseph Mawra, who talks about his career in film for the first time in 50 years.
3rd April 2016
The true story of the legendary lost film that combined animation with explicit sex.
20th March 2016
Who was Eve Milan, director of Flash Pants, The T&A Team, and First Time at Cherry High?
28th February 2016
Vivienne Maricevic writes about taking photographs of 1980s New York sex, porn & burlesk performers.
7th February 2016
Navred Reef has long been a mystery in the world of adult film. Now his incredible story is finally revealed – porn, murder and more.
17th January 2016
The untold story behind about the adult film – made by an ex-Sheriff.
10th January 2016
We go on a road trip to find all the original locations used in the landmark adult film ‘Deep Throat’ (1972) – and arrive just in time…
9th January 2016
Herschel Savage is raising money for his one man show, ‘Star Studded’! It deals with “The true secrets of my career in the adult film industry.”
3rd January 2016
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed so generously to our Sharon Mitchell fundraiser. We have a message from Mitch herself.
22nd November 2015
A selection of rare photographs of Shauna Grant, and we re-visit the 1987 film ‘Death of a Porn Queen’.
11th November 2015
Our interview with Constance Money, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven, was chosen by NPR to launch their podcast app, Earbud.fm
8th November 2015
Part 2 of our interview with the legendary sex film pioneers.
1st November 2015
‘Graphic Thrills 2: American XXX Movie Posters 1970 to 1985’ by Robin Bougie is reviewed by Dries Vermeulen for The Rialto Report.
25th October 2015
Lowell Pickett and Arlene Elster interviewed.
11th October 2015
This week Jean de Berg, author of the erotic novel, The Image, and Radley Metzger met for the first time, and The Rialto Report was there.
4th October 2015
Did horror director Wes Craven appear in Radley Metzger’s adult film ‘The Opening of Misty Beethoven’ (1976)?
27th September 2015
Howard Ziehm reveals the story behind his films Honey Pie, Sweet Cakes (1976), & Hot Cookies (1977).
9th September 2015
Farewell to our friend and sunshine:
Candida Royalle (1950-2015).
23rd August 2015
We look at the life of the elusive star of Russ Meyer’s ‘Lorna’ (1964).
2nd August 2015
An exclusive excerpt from George McDonald’s unpublished 1975 autobiography.
5th July 2015
In the 1970s, actor and writer Spalding Gray appeared in a number of pornographic films and worked for New York strip club, Show World.
24th May 2015
Starting this week, we’re adding film reviews originally written on IMDb by the writer ‘lor_’. We start with a group of 25 films released in 1979.
17th May 2015
What happens when an Oscar-nominated director makes a documentary film, ‘A Film About Sharon’, about Sharon Thorpe?
12th April 2015
Lasse Braun discusses ‘Sensations’, ‘American Desire’, Brigitte Maier, and Reuben Sturman in the second part of his Rialto Report interview.
22nd March 2015
The story behind ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Bud Townsend, produced by Bill Osco, Jason Williams, is finally revealed.
1st March 2015
In his last interview, Lasse Braun talks about his early career in adult film in Europe, including making ‘French Blue’ (aka ‘Penetration’).
15th February 2015
We’re pleased to re-print the landmark 1975 autobiography ‘Here Comes Harry Reems!’
1st February 2015
Lisa Cintrice remembers her infamous 1981 striptease – and arrest – in New York’s Times Square.
18th January 2015
The untold story behind ‘Wet Rainbow’, one of the most accomplished of golden age adult films, starring Harry Reems.
7th December 2014
The mystery behind the mysterious Dolly Sharp, star of ‘Deep Throat’ (1972), is finally revealed – and her sensational story is told.
26th October 2014
It should have been an adult film classic. It’s makers had worked with the Beatles, Sidney Lumet and others. So what went wrong?
5th October 2014
Honeysuckle Divine was a legendary, and unique, stripper of the 1970s.