A raucous and revealing oral history of the birth of the adult film industry, "The Other Hollywood" peels back the candy coating to let the true story be told -- by the stars, movie makers, and other industry players who lived it. And what a story it is: Through hundreds of original interviews, contemporary newspaper accounts, police reports, court testimony, and more, Legs McNeil and coauthors Jennifer Osborne and Peter Pavia trace today's billion-dollar industry from its makeshift, mob-connected origins to the Internet age. Along the way we encounter porn stars such as Linda Lovelace, John Holmes, Traci Lords, and Savannah -- along with countless mainstream stars, politicians, FBI agents, and more.
Epic, hilarious, and moving, "The Other Hollywood" contributes to the porn industry the one thing missing in all previous accounts: a vivid, tragicomic, irresistible humanity.
|Paperback Book, 620 pages||English|
|9780060096601||6.38 x 9.02 x 1.52 inches|
|Film History & Film Criticism|