- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: ReganBooks; New edition edition (4 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060096608
- ISBN-13: 978-0060096601
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Industry Paperback – 4 May 2006
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This book appeals to buyers of Jenna Jameson's bestselling "How to make Love like a Porn Star". It includes hundreds of amazing celebrity stories featuring both porn stars and mainstream. It features: reviews in film magazines eg "The Word", "Empire"; reviews in men's magazines eg "GQ", "Esquire". Everyone knows the adult film industry is a multimillion pound business. What most people don't know is how the porn industry got started with a $22,000 Mafia investment in a film called "Deep Throat" or how it mushroomed over the next quarter-century despite efforts by politicians, the FBI, and others to bring it down. "The Other Hollywood" tells that story, through hundreds of interviews by the people who lived through it. In the riveting oral-history format that made his first book, "Please Kill Me", one of the most memorable accounts of 1970s underground culture, Legs McNeil now pulls back the grimy satin sheets on one of the most astounding success stories in the history of business.Careening back and forth between two groups, the actresses, directors, and others who made the films and the shady underworld figures who financed them, "The Other Hollywood" offers scores of never-before-told stories.
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The book is separated into chapters and each chapter flows into the next one. The chapters are well named and draw your attention, "Don't Count The Money, Weigh It", "Size Matters", "Memphis Backlash Blues", "Deep Cover", "The Godfather of Hollywood", "Think This Will F### Up My 4th of July Weekend", "Pimping and Pandering" and "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead". The stories run the gamut from the making of "Deep Throat" and the story of Linda Lovelace and her husband. She complained that she was forced to make the movie, but those who were there say differently.Read more ›
If you are falling into (A) you will be very disappointed and probably give up after ten pages.
If (B), then grit your teeth because this is a very hard, and very long look at the porn industry. And it isn't pretty.
The books looks chronologically at the development of adult entertainment, through to tax dodges, drugs busts, suicides and rapes.
All the major events are covered, from deepthroat to debbie does dallas to the rise of HIV and onwards.
I particular, I found the section covering the 90's and noughties pretty hard, where performers knew exactly what they were getting themselves into and believed they could beat the system (incidentally, they didn't).
This will no stop the consumption of pornography, but it may stop the belief that it is a victimless industry.
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This book gives you basic facts on the pornographic industry, there isn't a lot of hear evidence. It acts as a very good index of directors and films.Published on 9 Feb. 2012 by Emily