The Forbidden World of Adults Only Cinema

Book - 1996
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"From the 1920s through the 1970s, America's most fearless entrepreneurs created thousands of "adults only" features - exploitation films that promised "Sinsational!" treatments of the day's hottest topics." "Grindhouse lovingly traces the ribald history of these "adults only" films, down Poverty Row through the Scandinavian invasion, past the nudie-cuties, and into the swinging days of free love." "In truth, the movies themselves were tame (and usually lame) by today's standards. The tantalizing titles and overblown ad copy, however, were another matter. Grindhouse brims with rare posters and lobby cards for such masterpieces as Wages of Sin, Diary of a Nudist, Teaserama, Mom and Dad, Girl Gang, "Tonight for Sure!" and hundreds more." "Adding yet more color to this history of blue movies are revealing portraits of the artists and auteurs behind these films, including Dwain Esper, Kroger Babb, Russ Meyer, Doris Wishman, David F. Friedman, Radley Metzger, and the Mitchell Brothers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
ISBN: 9780312146092
Branch Call Number: 791.43/MULLER
Characteristics: 157 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Faris, Daniel


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GRINDMASTER Riegelman May 15, 2014

This is the Definitive Bible on the GRINDHOUSE film genre, and a damn good read too!

I run the NYC GRINDHOUSE group on Meetup ( .


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