Kathy Harcourt appeared in 1980s adult films. Then she was found dead in mysterious circumstances.
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How Misty Blue Simmes – a top female wrestler in the 80s – also appeared in adult films.
The concluding episode of the podcast detailing the Traci Lords scandal of the mid 1980s.
Traci Lords as the key to pop culture in the late 20th and early 21st century.
The mystery is (maybe) solved. And we hear from 1985 Traci.
Jim South, the most famous agent for adult film stars, died this weekend. With him, dies a part of the golden age of adult film.
We return to the Valley, and it looks a whole lot different this time around.
Meet Troy Matherly, the heart of this story, of Nora’s and Traci’s story.
We leave the Valley and Traci Lords behind; go back to Redondo Beach to find Nora Kuzma.
The adult industry is screwed. Who’s doing the screwing?
The only thing wilder than Traci on camera, is Traci off camera. Also: Traci gets a rival; Traci gets busted.
On this 100th podcast, we feature behind-the-scenes stories, highlights, and interview clips from the last 99 episodes.
Traci goes from adult model to adult actress to adult phenomenon. But the biggest star in Adult, isn’t one.
‘Once Upon a Time…in the Valley’, a new podcast series co-produced and co-presented by Ashley West.
A new podcast series about the roaring 1980s XXX world, when Traci Lords reigned supreme. The world’s first real-life porno-noir mystery.
Angel Kelly, the golden age superstar of adult films and the stripping circuit, discusses performing, Pink Ladies and Tupac Shakur.
Amber Lynn is the perfect example of the adult film video vixen in all her glory. Back in the 1980s, she was the face of the new VHS era in adult film.
Mary Stuart appeared in a 8mm loop in 1973 in which she was slapped: what happened to her after this, and was there any truth to the rumors?
Randy Spears talks about how he makes sense of his multi-decade adult career before he became a devout Christian.
Jamie Gillis died ten years ago this week. We remember when he was arrested for murder – twice.
‘Deep Sleep’ (1972): How a Suburban Porno Set Off a Massive Federal Witch Hunt – Podcast 52 (reprise)
In 1972, Alfred Sole, a first time filmmaker, made an X-rated film.
The wild tale of sexploitation films, a serial killer, go-go dancing, sexual assault, nude modeling, Sam Fuller.
Kelly Nichols talks about her two careers in the adult film industry: as an acting star, and then as a film makeup artist.
George McDonald, perhaps the first male star of the adult film industry, died yesterday in California. He was 70 years old. We remember him.
John Stagliano, godfather of the gonzo genre, talks about his eventful life and career – including Buttman, Evil Angel and more.
Candy Samples, who enjoyed a long career as a hugely popular model in men’s magazines and adult films, passed away this week.
Mike Horner shares how he went from being a shy Catholic boy from suburbia to becoming one of adult film’s most prolific performers.
Christy Canyon talks about her life as a pioneering performer at start of the video age of adult films.
Paul Thomas talks about the later part of his life and career as he moves behind the camera.
Paul Thomas talks about the early part of his life and adult film career in a rare interview.
The Rialto Report’s Ashley West joins Veronica Hart, Larry Revene, Rick Marx, and Heather Drain on Mike White’s Projection Booth podcast.
We remember the actor Robert Kerman, also known as R. Bolla, who died this week in New York at the age of 71, by re-visiting our interview with him.
The dramatic story of controversial Avon director, Phil Prince – as told in our podcast (featuring a small amount audio of Phil himself.)
Avon films form the sleaziest chapter of golden age adult films. So who was behind the theater chain?
What does an outsider experience when he steps on an adult film set for the first time?
Keli Richards’ career in adult films in the 1980s was short and sweet. Is she really making a comeback?
A rare documentary from 1988, exploring the advent of video, and the effect it had on sex films
The story of a American politician, an Argentinian stripper – and the adult film that never happened.
Jennifer Welles passed away this week at the age of 81.
Johnnie Keyes passed away this week following a recent stroke.
Lynn LeMay remembers her career in film and dance in this uncensored podcast.
On the occasion of Seka’s 64th birthday, we re-visit our 2013 interview with the star.
Leslie Winston talks about her life as a popular pin-up model and adult film star in the 1980s.
The adult film actor Jamie Gillis would have turned 75 next month.
Neville Chesters was the road manager for Jimi Hendrix and The Who. He also made adult films.
Jerry Butler passed away this week. We remember our friendship with a true character.
The untold story of the legendary and wild New York public access TV show, Midnight Blue.
Ashley West is interviewed by Bill Ackerman from the Supporting Characters podcast.
Keisha’s career encompassed the adult film industry, phone sex, featured dancing – and escorting. This is her story – told exclusively to The Rialto Report.
We look back at two rare interviews with Radley Metzger from 1971 – granted shortly after the release of his film ‘The Lickerish Quartet’.
We speak to three people (a producer, a writer, and a director) responsible for bringing the HBO series ‘The Deuce’ to the TV screens.
A rare interview with the controversial director of 1980s adult films… and music videos.
We re-visit one of our most popular podcasts – the story of how we found what happened to Helga Sven.
In the concluding part of our Andrea True podcast, we track the disco legend down – and speak about her adult film career.
The story of our search for Andrea True – singer, actor, porn star.
Rhonda Jo Petty has been an enigmatic star of the golden age of adult film. Now Rhonda reveals all.
In one of his first detailed interviews for many years, Tom Byron joins us to look back at one of the most prolific careers in adult film history.
In the 1960s Henri Pachard was Ron Sullivan, a young filmmaker in New York learning about film-making.
Donald Trump and Al Goldstein were prominent figures in New York in the 1970s. What did Al think of Donald?
Raven Touchstone wrote many of the biggest adult films of the 1980s and 90s. Who is she?
Tiffany Clark remembers her remarkable life – in and out of the 1980s New York adult film scene.
The story of Tina Russell, the first porn star. Who was she, and whatever happened to her?
Richard Pacheco talks to Jamie Gillis, Lisa DeLeeuw, John Seeman.
This month through the Golden Age Appreciation Fund we are raising money for adult film pioneer Eric Edwards.
Veronica Hart talks about her life, from the British music scene of the 1970s to stripping and adult films in New York and much more.
A rare interview with the star of ‘Behind The Green Door’ (1972) – boxing, singing, and… sex films.
After a successful career in adult films, Barbara Dare vanished almost 25 years ago. Now for the first time she speaks about her life.
João Fernandes was adult film’s first true cinematographer. He breaks a 50 year silence to discuss his career.
This holiday season we’re raising money for Sharon Mitchell, with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund.
Billy Dee is one of the most underrated of the adult stars – and one of the most elusive too. We tracked him down to hear his story.
Candy Samples was a larger than life figure of the early adult industry. But whatever happened to her?
Candida Royalle passed away this week. Last year we interviewed her over five separate days.
George McDonald was a star before the adult film industry been created. He joins us to tell his story.
Roberta Findlay talks about her life in film, from 1960s sexploitation through to the late 1980s horror.
Together with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we launch a fundraiser for George Payne.
Sharon Kelly’s career straddled two eras – from mid 70s sexploitation to 1980s hardcore as Colleen Brennan.
Michelle Maren’s life has been eventful, surprising and difficult. Her story is the subject of a new film.
Jim South was one of the first agents in the adult film industry, and his World Modeling agency represented Christy Canyon and many others.
Howard Ziehm talks about the early days taking photos, making loops and his groundbreaking ‘Mona’.
Nina Hartley talks about adult films, dancing at the Mitchell Brothers’ O’Farrell Theater, and more.
In her first ever audio interview, Constance Money looks back.
A reprise of our interview with Kay Parker, one of the true legends of adult cinema, remembering her life in and out of sex films.
Fred Lincoln’s key role as an actor in the early adult film industry is told in this revealing podcast interview, his last before his untimely passing.
Hyapatia Lee talks about adult films, her Native American identity, a troubled upbringing, multiple personality disorder, and stripping.
Ginger Lynn talks about her life and adult film career – including tales of Traci Lords, Ron Jeremy, Greg Dark, Billy Idol, Charlie Sheen and more.
In her first interview for 30 years, Marlene Willoughby recalls starting out as a theater actress and model.
Suze Randall, her husband Humphry Knipe, and her daughter Holly are legends in the adult industry.
Shanna McCullough grants a rare interview looking back about her life in the 1980s adult film industry.
The Rialto Report’s Ashley West guests on the ‘Badasses, Boobs and Body Counts’ podcast to discuss Steve Ziplow’s ‘Breaker Beauties’.
Carter Stevens recently announced he’s returning to direct a comedy called ‘The Squad’.
Serena was one of the most popular stars of 1970s adult film. She was striking, cool and had star quality.
The story of Marty Hodas, who introduced peep show machines into Times Square – creating the basis for the adult film industry.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jerry Butler’s autobiography, ‘Raw Talent’.
Sharon Kane remembers her long career in the adult film industry.
Long Jeanne Silver, adult film actress and stripper from the 1970s / 80s, talk about her memories as a wild child teenage runaway.
Candida Royalle talks exclusively about her life and influential career as a pioneer in adult films.
How does Sharon Mitchell remember her early days as a porn star in New York in the 1970s?
Rick Savage talks about his life and career from being a dancer to sex show star to adult film actor.
Adult film icon, Kay Parker, talks about her beginnings in war time England to becoming a star in the pornographic film industry.
The Rialto Report speaks to Al Goldstein – and Steven Heller, Josh Alan Friedman and HP Fahringer.