1st Anniversary 'Golden Goddesses' Signing Slated

HOLLYWOOD—Author Jill Nelson returns Wednesday, Oct. 16, to the iconic Larry Edmunds Bookstore in Hollywood to celebrate the first anniversary of her oral history of the '70s Golden Age of adult movies, Golden Goddesses.

The 950-page volume profiles 25 actresses who were active in adult film between 1968 and 1985, when film began to be replaced by videotape as the medium of choice for adult production.

"The interviews were conducted to escort readers toward a clearer understanding of the 
beautiful and intrepid females who favored an alternative profession in
 adult cinema that was cultivated at the apex of the 1960s sexual
 revolution," Nelson said.

"I've been pleased and gratified by the reaction to the book," she added. "For the fans who remember the Goddesses, it's a chance to see their careers through their eyes—and for the fans who have only watched adult material on home video, it's a look into the recent past of the industry, told by the people who were there."

The signing and panel discussion will take place Wednesday, October 16 at Larry Edmunds 
Bookshop in the heart of Hollywood. Larry Edmunds Bookshop has been a source for memorabilia and books about show business for more than 70 years. The signing will include a reading of excerpts from the book, and a Q&A session involving Nelson and Golden Age performers Ginger Lynn, Georgina Spelvin, Kay Parker, Rhonda Jo Petty, Kitten Natividad and screenwriter Raven Touchstone. Other '70s luminaries are expected to attend as well.

Larry Edmunds Bookshop is located at 6644 Hollywood Blvd. The signing will begin at 7:30 pm. Seating will be limited, but attendance can be guaranteed with advance purchase of Golden Goddesses while space is available. Call Larry Edmunds Bookshop to order the book or to RSVP at (323) 463-3273.

"I'm looking forward to this," Nelson said. "The fans of the Goddesses are so loyal, and the Goddesses enjoy seeing and talking with their fans. We had a great time last year, and I can't wait to do it again."

Nelson previously co-authored a biography of adult film superstar John C.
 Holmes, A Life Measured in Inches.

For those who cannot make the book signing, Golden Goddesses is available at online bookstores worldwide. It is published by Bear Manor Media.

Pictured, top l-r: Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Sharon Mitchell, Jill Nelson; bottom, l-r: Laurie Holmes, Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn, Serena.