Mr. Skin Blog
Jill C. Nelson made her auspicious debut in the literary world with a penetrating look at an infamous porn star in John Holmes: A Life in Inches. The interviews and research for that biography had her crossing paths with such legendary ladies as Seka, Serena, and Rhonda Jo Petty, who inspired her to embark on her latest offering, Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Erotic Films, 1968-1985. This in-depth exposition delves into the classic era of pornography, from the onset of hardcore in 1968, to the video boom of 1985.
Jill has chronicled tales of showing tail from superstars of the skin screen like Marilyn Chambers, Seka, Veronica Hart, Georgina Spelvin, and plenty more. Women who have moved millions of sex tapes and achieved long-term staying power. Legendary screen sirens from arguably the sexiest time in hardcore history, who risked arrest and reputation to bring us some of the finest onscreen escapades ever filmed. We could wax poetic on these pioneers of porn all day!
Better yet, if it has always been your dream to meet and party with these Golden Goddesses, Jill is having two release parties this week in West Hollywood (details here), and will be joined by a lineup of legendary guests that will blow your mind and your pants: Kay Parker, Veronica Hart, Serena, Rhonda Jo Petty, Georgina Spelvin, Annie Sprinkle, Kitten Natividad, Kelly Nichols, Sharon Mitchell, Ginger Lynn, Christy Canyon, Nina Hartley, Laurie Holmes, Julia St. Vincent, Raven Touchstone, and Carly Mills (daughter of the late softcore film actress, Barbara Mills).
Now she’s giving us the inside scoop on the best actresses ever to appear in hardcore movies, and the ins and outs of the bumping business.
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Jill C. Nelson knows her smut. As the co-author of John Holmes: A Life in Inches, (now in its 2nd Edition and available on Amazon.com) she's rubbed down every aspect of legendary porn star John Holmes' life and career- and trust us, that's a lot of rubbing.
Now Jill's working on a new XXX opus, Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Erotic Films, 1968-1985, for which she's (sk)interviewed the likes of Marilyn Chambers, Veronica Hart, Juliet Anderson, Georgina Spelvin, and many more.
So we've decided to turn the tables on Jill and find out what makes a historian of hardcore tick- and where she scored those obscure 8mm porn loops.
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By C.G. Hilliard
College student Jennifer Sugar and hearing equipment specialist Jill Nelson, neither with any knowledge of the porn industry or any experience writing professionally, met on an Internet message board and collaborated to write John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches.
Since its publication this year, the book, which also serves as an oral history of the Golden Age of porn, has become regarded as the definitive biography of adult cinema’s most famous leading man. Recently, they took time out to talk to C.G. Hilliard about their story.
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