The Other Hollywood by Legs McNeil
The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry

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This book tells the story of the porn industry through hundreds of interviews with the people who lived through it: actresses, directors, and those who made and financed the films.
 

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Legs McNeil is the coauthor of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a book widely hailed as a classic of its kind. A founder of the seminal magazine that gave punk its name, he is a former editor at Spin and Nerve, and wrote Marilyn Chambers's comeback film, Still Insatiable. He lives in Pennsylvania. Jennifer Osborne is a journalist and researcher who lives in Los Angeles. Peter Pavia is a freelance writer who lives in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Regan Books. 652 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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It touches on the "nudie cutie" distribution system of the '60s, the pornification of New York's Times Square in the '70s, the rise of video in the '80s, and the fixation on celebrity porn in the '90s, with grisly detours into John Holmes' Wonderland Avenue massacre and the suicidal paths of fast...

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Entertainment Weekly

Here are a few things from Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne's The Other Hollywood that you probably didn't know about the adult-film industry.

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New York Observer

The Observer published a fantastic piece by Mr. Perlstein this week marking the 40th anniversary since Nixon’s resignation and it’s been exciting to see this new book garner widespread praise – Bridge got a valentine from Frank Rich on the cover of the Times book review this week and George Packe...

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