Grindhouse: The Forbidden World Adults Only Cinema

Grindhouse: The Forbidden World Adults Only Cinema

by Eddie Muller, Daniel Faris
     
 

From the 1920s through the 1970s, America's most fearless entrepreneurs created thousands of "adults only" features - exploitation films that promised "Sinsational!" treatments of the day's hottest topics. Grindhouse lovingly traces the ribald history of these "adults only" films, down Poverty Row through the Scandinavian invasion, past the nudie-cuties, and into the…  See more details below

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From the 1920s through the 1970s, America's most fearless entrepreneurs created thousands of "adults only" features - exploitation films that promised "Sinsational!" treatments of the day's hottest topics. Grindhouse lovingly traces the ribald history of these "adults only" films, down Poverty Row through the Scandinavian invasion, past the nudie-cuties, and into the swinging days of free love. In truth, the movies themselves were tame (and usually lame) by today's standards. The tantalizing titles and overblown ad copy, however, were another matter. Grindhouse brims with rare posters and lobby cards for such masterpieces as Wages of Sin, Diary of a Nudist, Teaserama, Mom and Dad, Girl Gang, "Tonight for Sure!" and hundreds more. Adding yet more color to this history of blue movies are revealing portraits of the artists and auteurs behind these films, including Dwain Esper, Kroger Babb, Russ Meyer, Doris Wishman, David F. Friedman, Radley Metzger, and the Mitchell Brothers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312146092
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.42(d)

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