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    The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored History Of The Porn Film Industry

    By: Legs McNeil

    $53.95
     
     
    ISBN
    9780060096595
    Date Released
    Binding
    Hardcover
    Pages
    320
     

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    Description
    A rollicking, funny, raunchy, and moving history of the adult film industry.

    As a recent 'New York Times' magazine cover story pointed out to average Americans, the adult film industry is a $10 billion-per-year business. Porn has infiltrated the mainstream, with stars showing up as TV hosts, making guest appearances in films, and gracing CD covers.

    But 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.

    This book tells the story, through hundreds of interviews with 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 American business.

    'The Other Hollywood' is a Hollywood Babylon for today.

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