Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Legends" week on Playboy Radio - Update

Playboy Sirius Radio announced that they will be devoting the entire three hour program to the legendary John Holmes on Thursday August 7th. Laurie Holmes will join Jennifer and I during the first segment, while Seka and Tom Byron will share the balance of the program. We will be available for the duration of the show to accept calls, so we encourage you to phone Night Calls from 4-7 PM with questions and comments, as this will be a tremendous program!

Call line: 1(877)205-9796

Please see this AVN insider link for more details:

Sunday, July 27, 2008


While sharing in a special celebration this weekend, Jennifer and I are now in possession of our very own copies of the book! It really looks great with a full image of John's face on the cover, that actually has a "Mona Lisa" effect when you place it upon a shelf. His eyes penetrate! The spine design is very similar with blue eyes staring out while the back cover shows images of Holmes at key stages in his career. The vibrant pictures are supported by a short summary of the book and quotes by John and William Margold, with praise for the bio by Richard Freeman.

More importantly, it is a real thrill to flip through the 584 page bio and catch snippets of quotes, narrative, photos, the filmography and our film reviews - all essential to this compelling story.

Only two more weeks to go!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Less than three weeks 'til "Inches"

An alternative cover image for "Inches" before deciding upon the finished product.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Midnight Screening of "ERUPTION"!

Following the Gala Book Signing event, there will be a FREE 16 mm midnight screening of Eruption at The Silent Movie Theatre on 611 North Fairfax Avenue. Eruption, a porn spoof of the 1944 classic, Double Indemnity, is hailed by late adult film historian, Jim Holliday, as the pinnacle of Holmes' work as a performer and actor. Holmes does all of his own stunt work, between making time with his beautiful co-star, Ms. Lesllie Bovee. This rare screening is being presented by vintage erotic film collector Chicago Joe, while industry insiders will introduce the feature. All donations for the event will go toward Protecting Adult Welfare.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another special "guest"

There will be a memorable contribution from a very special person who worked with John frequently at the Book Soup gala on 8.8.08! Of course, we'll be there signing books, too. Bob Chinn, Laurie Holmes and Bill Margold will also speak - in person - about The King of Porn.
If you would still like to attend, rsvp now! Space is limited.

It's going to be a great event and we're really looking forward to seeing the book, too!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Added Special Guest!

We are pleased to announce that Laurie Holmes will be joining special guests Bob Chinn and William Margold, to say a few words about her late husband at our Book Soup Gala Event! Our launch, sponsored by X-Biz, is expected to be an active and exciting evening, so be sure to rsvp at in advance!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Only one month left...

Until the Olympics. No, I'm kidding... well actually, the Olympics do start in one month, but there is now only one month left until John Holmes - A Life Measured in Inches will be published on 8/8/08!

Jill and I have finished proofreading and like she mentioned, it will soon be sent off for early reviews in about two weeks - stay tuned...

And of course, we're also looking forward to the upcoming book launch events in August - Playboy Radio on 8/7 and the Gala @ Book Soup on 8/8!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

First Look!

In a couple of weeks time, our completed biography will be shipped to various publications for pre-review including: AVN, X-Biz, The L.A. Times, Playboy and others. In June, adult film critic, Dick Freeman of Batteries Not Included had this to say about A Life Measured in Inches:

"This is undoubtedly the best porn bio ever written, and will set standards, were there any standards to be set in porn."

We are thrilled to receive high praise from Freeman who is a well-respected critic and an excellent writer. His comments will appear on the back cover of our book.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Inches "Stats"

Jill and I have just finished proofing "Inches" before its final printing to get out for some early reviews. It looks beautiful on the page and John Holmes fans are going to LOVE it.

Because it has always been a numbers game, I thought it would be fun to share some stats about the new book, which will be out soon - 8.8.08 (John would have been 64):

+ 584 pages long
+ 14 chapters covering John's entire life in 418 pages (and three photo spreads with captions)
+ a 21 page, 2-column filmography including loops and features
+ 114 feature film reviews and 86 loops synopses - of films that Jill and I watched and ranked ourselves
+ last, but not least, the book begins with "Hardcore Martyr," a new reflection on The King by Bill Margold. P.S. If you're able, make the trip on 8.8.08 to Book Soup for the gala, which will be amazing.

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