This is the hardback version. Golden Goddesses vibrantly casts light upon twenty-five significant women involved in the erotic film industry during its Golden Era, between the years 1968-1985 when participation in adult productions was illegal. Profiling performers, directors, scriptwriters and costumers, Golden Goddesses is a palate of insights, intimacy, vulnerability and strength, as it immerses readers into the lives of these celebrated and audacious females. Featuring the author's own interviews with Marilyn Chambers, Seka, Kay Parker, Rhonda Jo Petty, Serena, Georgina Spelvin, Juliet Anderson, Candida Royalle, Sharon Mitchell, Gloria Leonard, Annie Sprinkle, Ann Perry, Jody Maxwell, Barbara Mills, Veronica Hart, Kelly Nichols, Ginger Lynn, Kitten Natividad, Amber Lynn, Laurie Holmes, Christy Canyon, Julia St. Vincent, Roberta Findlay, Nina Hartley and Raven Touchstone, Golden Goddesses also includes film highlights and more than 300 photos. These fascinating women of classic adult film are presented with depth, sensitivity, and historical scope while capturing the quintessence of a rebellious spirit from days gone by.
I am a 52 year old wife, mother, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Canadian co-author of the first and definitive biography about the late adult film legend and pop culture icon, John Curtis Holmes. The book entitled, John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches, presented in an oral history format, was published in August 2008 by Bear Manor Media. It contains three photos sections (including rare nudes), a 21 page filmography, 114 feature film reviews and 86 loops synopses, all watched and written by its two authors.
The originator of John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches and my co-writer, 27 year old Jennifer Sugar (a recent Michigan State University graduate), conceived of "Inches" in 2004 upon learning that a biography about John Holmes did not exist. In late 2005, Sugar and I met online through our mutual interest in Holmes and his connection to the unsolved Wonderland murders, when we began to forge our unique collaboration. Interestingly, neither Sugar or I had any previous affiliation with the media, John Holmes, or with the adult entertainment community, prior to embarking upon this project, which enabled us to provide a factual and balanced approach to the book. Together, we interviewed 35 people who had known, worked with and/or loved John Holmes (and used other resource material), in order to complete an unbiased and consummate look at the turbulent life of the "biggest" male adult film star in the history of erotic cinema.
I have always enjoyed writing, yet, never imagined that at age 50, I would become a co-author of a biography detailing the life one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in contemporary Hollywood. The creative experience of co-writing a book of this nature has not only been liberating, but it has taught me sensitivity and respect for unconventional life choices. I am fortunate to have had an opportunity to collaborate with a diligent, bright and intelligent young co-writer.
John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches has received critical acclaim and is our first book. Please visit the website for our bio at: