Xaviera Meets Marilyn Chambers (1976)
Copyright © 1976 by Xaviera Hollander and Marilyn Chambers Warner Paperback Library Edition, a division of Warner Books, Inc.; out of print
What the Critics Said:
Xaviera Meets Marilyn Chambers is the kind of solid commercial hybrid that made King Kong Meets Godzilla such boffo box office...The setting is a hotel in Toronto, Canada. Xaviera and Marilyn have mixed feelings about meeting each other, but after the ice is broken with a photo session in which they both pose nude, they talk freely. (At least that's what the book would have us believe, although for all we know their conversations represent the hard-working imagination of a competent pornographer. They might not have met at all.)
Reading this dialogue is like overhearing two beautiful women talk with absolute freedom about their sex lives and feelings: there's an immediacy to it that derives from the idea that the reader is privy to a private conversation. It's an effective gimmick, given an added dimension by the identity of the two women.
Marilyn and Xaviera's fans will love this book, particularly when the two succumb to their attraction for each other. It's well done, synthetic porn, suitable fare for masturbation.
-- Screw, April 5, 1976
It's a story too hot to cover!
But that never stopped the two sexiest ladies in North America before. It all began in Toronto when the author of The Happy Hooker and the Pure-as-Snow Porn Queen met to rap about their favorite subject -- sex. They found they had an awful lot to share. In fact, they were so turned on...
But this is their story, one they just love to talk about in intimate detail in Xaviera meets Marilyn Chambers.
This strange artist's rendering was featured in a men's magazine that excerpted the book when it was released.
Left: This photo appeared in People magazine to promote the book. Above: Alternate covers for the foreign editions.