"Rabid" Released on Blu-Ray Special Edition in UK

January 19, 2015

If you're in the UK, or if you have an all-region Blu-Ray/DVD player, mark February 2 on your calendar to pick up a brand new special edition of Rabid...

"My Therapist" Now on YouTube

July 22, 2014

The full-length "feature" My Therapist (1984) is now available to view on YouTube. Watch it here. Released to home video in 1984 it was presented as a...

Marilyn's 1975 Autobiography Reissued

July 15, 2014

Marilyn's 1975 autobiography My Story is being reissued by BearManor Media. The book, which is available now for $24.95, is printed on-demand. It's al...

Marilyn's Single "Shame on You" is Now Available o...

July 3, 2014

Marilyn's recording of "Shame on You," the theme from Insatiable, is now available on iTunes and online retailers worldwide! The song was released in...

Vintage Interviews with Marilyn Posted on New Film...

April 25, 2014

Retired Vancouver-based journalist Michael Walsh recently launched a website, Reeling Back, with a growing database of his film reviews written for va...

French Magazine Lui Features Article on Marilyn

March 22, 2014

Issue #3 (December 2013/January 2014) of the recently revamped French men's magazine Lui features a lengthy article on Marilyn and her legacy in the a...

Gloria Leonard, Adult Film Star and Free Speech Ad...

February 16, 2014

Gloria Leonard, adult film star during the Golden Age of Porn, who later published the adult magazine High Society and became a fierce advocated for t...

Rare Footage of Marilyn and Chuck at Hunter's Coll...

February 4, 2014

Rare footage of Marilyn and Chuck Traynor at a speaking engagement at Hunter's College in New York is available to view in short snippets over at T3Me...

"The Pornographer's Daughter" in Final 2 Weeks in...

February 4, 2014

There are only 13 performances left for Liberty Bradford Mitchell's one-woman show The Pornographer's Daughter, which is currently playing at Z Below...

Howie Gordon's Memoir "Hindsight" Now Available

November 8, 2013

Former adult actor Howie Gordon (aka Richard Pacheco), who appeared with Marilyn in two films, recently released his memoir Hindsight: True Love & Mis...

Art Mitchell's Daughter Bringing One Woman Show "T...

November 2, 2013

Liberty Bradford Mitchell, the eldest child of Art Mitchell, is bringing her one-woman show The Pornographer's Daughter to San Francisco for its world...

Radar Online Talks with Marilyn's Daughter About "...

October 27, 2013

Radar Online spoke briefly with McKenna Taylor about the recently released remake of Behind the Green Door. Read it here.

Director Kechiche Considering Marilyn Biopic

September 28, 2013

Director Abdellatif Kechiche, whose film Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and who was later sharply cr...

Site Update: Interview with Herschel Savage

September 16, 2013

In case you missed it, the latest interview with porn legend Herschel Savage is available to read on the Interviews page. Savage co-starred with Maril...

Watch "Green Door" remake trailer (NSFW)

September 16, 2013

Vivid Entertainment has the (very NSFW) first trailer for New Behind the Green Door, the 2013 remake of the 1972 classic. The film is available to str...

Toronto Film Festival Launching Career Retrospecti...

September 9, 2013

The Toronto International Film Festival's upcoming exhibition The Cronenberg Project will screen the complete works of Canadian filmmaker David Cronen...

"Green Door" Remake Coming September 24

August 31, 2013

The Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre announced on their Facebook page today that the remake of Behind the Green Door will be released on September...

Christopher Makos Book Featuring Marilyn

August 30, 2013

I just got turned on to this book by American photographer Christopher Makos, who frequently collaborated with Andy Warhol. White Trash, released in 1...

Check Out the Newly Redesigned Private Chambers Tu...

March 29, 2014

I finally did a long overdue redesign of the Private Chambers Tumblr. Check it out here and let me know what you think!

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Le Bellybutton Featured in New Book on '70s Adult Musicals

Elizabeth L. Wollman, Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch

College in New York, has written an excellent book about the

history of the 1970s adult musicals in New York City called

Hard Times (Oxford University Press, $27.95). The chapter

entitled "Hell Freezes Over: The Hard Core Musical on Screen

and Stage" chronicles the histories of two films, The First

Nudie Musical and Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical

Fantasy, and Marilyn's 1976 stage revue Le Bellybutton.

Since very little has ever been written on Le Bellybutton, which

closed after only 26 performances, this is volume is

indispensable for Marilyn fans. Oxford University Press has

even set up a companion website which features song clips

and photos from nearly all of the stage musicals written about

in the book. Two song clips from Le Bellybutton are featured including one sung by Marilyn. To order the book from Amazon click here.

New Book, Golden Goddesses, Features Newly Released Interview with Marilyn​​

Jill C. Nelson, author of A Life Measured in Inches, the first

and only biography of porn legend John C. Holmes, has

released her second book Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary

Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 (BearManor

Media, $49.95). The book features 25 interviews with some

of the most well-known and beloved actress from the golden

age of pornography, including Marilyn as well as some of the

actresses with whom she worked such as Serena, Juliet

Anderson, and Veronica Hart. It also includes interviews with

such other adult icons as Seka, Annie Sprinkle, Georgina

Spelvin, Nina Hartley and Gloria Leonard, among others.

Reems starred in over 140 adult films between 1971 and 1989, including Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies #4 and Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies #6. He left the adult film industry in 1989 and worked as a realtor in Utah until his death.

In a 2006 interview Marilyn said of Reems: "Harry was a really good guy. I worked with him one time in one of the Private Fantasies. He was a real jokester. He was nice to his wife and he was a good actor, fun to work with."

March 20, 2013

Harry Reems, 1947-2013

Harry Reems, one of porn's original superstars and co-star in the landmark adult film Deep Throat, died March 19 in Salt

Lake City after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 65. Reems

(real name: Herbert Streicher) achieved notoriety in 1972

when he starred opposite Linda Lovelace in Gerard Damiano's ​Deep Throat, the film that ushered in the Golden Age of pornography and launched the modern porn industry.

Damiano cast Reems in his next film The Devil In Miss Jones

in 1973. Reems was arrested in 1974 for his work in Deep

Throat -- the only actor ever to be arrested for appearing in a

film. He was indicted in 1975 on charges of conspiracy to

distribute obscenity across state lines and was convicted the

following year. His conviction was overturned in 1977.

April 13, 2013

My Favorite Porn Films: Nostalgia Edition

Actress Stacey Nelkin wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in

which she chose five of her favorite classic porn films.

Insatiable was #3. She said: "Marilyn Chambers was so damn sexy in this film and legendary porn star, John Holmes gives a can't-miss performance. Chambers showed an unusual degree of pleasure onscreen, becoming the embodiment of the movie's title. She was either a really good actress or was seriously enjoying her work. Watching someone like her getting so aroused is a real turn on." Read the entire article ​here.

April 27, 2013

DigiDev TV Acquires Private Screenings Library; Titles Available to View On-Demand

DigiDev TV, a subscription-based on-demand

online streaming service, has acquired the Private

Screenings library and created a channel on their

site with all the PS films and specials available to

view. According to the press release, "Private

Screenings produced and owns the single largest

library of Marilyn Chambers product in the world."

Marilyn appeared in many Private Screenings films

in ​the early-to-mid 1990s. You can read about them here. The subscription rate for the channel is $4.99 per month. Click on the video above to see a trailer for the new DigiDev TV channel.

May 3, 2013

Celebrating 40 Years of Marilyn Chambers & ​Behind the Green Door

On May 3, 1973, the New York Times reported that Marilyn

Chambers, whose picture as the smiling mother appeared on

the newly-released boxes of Ivory Snow, was "winning new

fans" as the star of an X-rated film called Behind the Green

Door. James F. Clarity featured the item in the "Notes on

People" column. The story was first picked up by a different

New York newspaper a day or two earlier, but this was the first

time Marilyn was ever mentioned in the Times. With the Ivory

Snow-Green Door scandal the world was formally introduced

to Marilyn Chambers, the first mainstream porn star, whose

15 minutes of fame turned into a successful 35-year career.

July 27, 2013

Trailer for upcoming Linda Lovelace

biopic

While I don't believe in perpetuating the saga of

Linda Lovelace, the film Lovelace is important in

that it's bringing the Golden Age of Porn, once

again, into the spotlight. Amanda Seyfriend plays

Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard plays Chuck Traynor.

It remains to be seen how successful the picture

will be and what, if any, message can be gleaned

from the story. It's unlikely Marilyn will play any part

in the picture, except possibly a passing mention.

July 28, 2013

Site Update: Love Ya, Florence Nightingale Page

 

I've added a page dedicated to the cable TV show Love Ya, Florence Nightingale, Marilyn's only attempt at a regular TV series. You can visit it here. If you have any additional information about the series, please email me.

August 3, 2013

Site Update: Interviews Page

 

The Interviews page is now live! Check out the first two interviews: Howie Gordon, aka Richard Pacheco, who co-starred with Marilyn in Insatiable and Up 'n' Coming, reminisces about his experiences making those films; and Xaviera Hollander, the famous Happy Hooker, who co-wrote a book with Marilyn in 1975...and the experience was less than enjoyable. More interviews will be posted soon. Stay tuned.

August 19, 2013

The Daily Beast Profiles Marilyn

 

In the wake of the attention being paid to the film Lovelace, and the resurgence of interest in porno chic, online magazine The Daily Beast today featured a thoughtful and well-written piece on "the other porn queen" Marilyn Chambers. Interesting insight from friends and family and a mention that Marilyn Chambers: My Story will be reissued this fall with a new foreward written by Marilyn's daughter.

August 24, 2013

Vintage Footage of Marilyn at '73 News Conference After Ivory Snow

Scandal

 

Check out this really cool footage, available to

view on the AP Archive, of Marilyn at a press

conference in New York City on May 29, 1973.

She discusses the Ivory Snow/Green Door

scandal which had recently made headlines

across the country. She's flanked by the Mitchell

brothers and Al Goldsten, publisher of Screw

magazine.

Marilyn Chambers is "Insatiable," 1980
Marilyn Chambers at a press conference in New York City on May 29, 1973. She discusses the scandal of being revealed as the girl on the Ivory Snow box who also stars in the adult film "Behind the Green Door."
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