Coroner: Chambers died of natural causes

“Behind the Green Door” star Marilyn Chambers died of a cerebral hemorrhage and aneurysm resulting from heart disease, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office reported yesterday. Though two prescription medications were found in her system at the April 14 autopsy, the drug levels were within normal limits. Chambers was found dead on April 12 in her…

XRCO Awards tonight

I was a voter for tonight’s X-Rated Critics’ Organization (XRCO) Awards, and I look forward to seeing (from afar, alas, I will be in another state) if I picked the right whores to win, place, and show. This is the 25th annual XRCO event, open only to industry members by a process involving scent recognition…

Marilyn Chambers: Beyond the Far Door

Marilyn Chambers, who provided one of the first – and most flattering – definitions of “porn star,” was found dead Easter evening. She would have been 57 on April 22. The Rhode Island native, born Marilyn Ann Taylor, starred in “Behind the Green Door,” the 1972 film that established San Francisco’s Mitchell Brothers as a…

Marilyn Chambers at 57, Wonder Woman at 66

Marilyn Chambers was signing autographs at a Girls And Corpses magazine event at Sunset Blvd.’s Meltdown Comics Saturday night. Having never seen one of her movies (1972’s Behind the Green Door is the most famous), I know her more as an Ivory Snow model and proud native of the State of Rhode Island. But I…