Stroll on, Richard Monfort

Photographer, director, and raconteur Richard Monfort, whose nom de porn was Richard de Montfort, will be memorialized Saturday morning at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery. He was 53 when he died earlier this month. Richard was the set photographer for dozens of Hustler movies, and was also an excellent director. I always looked forward to…

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…

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…

Buck Adams remembered

Buck Adams, 52, a porn actor and director, was remembered yesterday at a service falling on what would have been his 53rd birthday. He died October 28 in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley following a decade of heart ailments. Adams was a member of the Halls of Fame of both Adult Video News and…

Henri Pachard memorial: "He was one of the greats"

Proud pornographer Ron Sullivan, known professionally as Henri Pachard, was remembered today at a well-attended Buddhist ceremony in the Panorama City section of Los Angeles. Sullivan, who died September 27, succumbed at 69 to a three-year struggle with cancer. Veteran performer Herschel Savage moderated the two-hour ceremony, held at the Soka Gokkai International Friendship Center.…

Wanker Wang’s death + one year

Inkyo Volt Hwang, a porn director and webmaster who went by the aliases Chico Wang and Wanker Wang, was found dead a year ago today in a motel room in Morgan Hill, California. He was 38. For many, the discovery of Hwang’s body cleared up the mystery of the death of Maryam Haley, also known…

Anastasia Blue, 1980-2008

Porn star Anastasia Blue, 28, who stopped performing several years ago to settle down in Bremerton, Washington, has died. Blue, to whom a tribute was printed by her husband in Washington’s Kitsap Sun here (under her real name), died on July 19. In April of last year I was sent a re-released copy of Max…

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Remembering Haley Paige, a little

Before presenting a brief remembrance of the porn performer Haley Paige, who died a year ago today, I’ll share with you an anonymous comment I just received on a post about the late Anna Malle: “hey anna is going to hell by the way..fornication is a big sin to God..she will suffer the blitz of…

Rest in Peace, Jon Dough

There had never been a male contract performer before Jon Dough, who originated that position with Vivid and appeared in movies spanning porn’s late “golden age” to its gonzo phase. Dough, who died on Sunday of an apparent suicide, had appeared in over a thousand porn films and directed almost a hundred. He will be…

Anna Malle dead at 38

Anna Malle, who appeared in about 350 adult movies, died yesterday in Las Vegas. The car in which she was a passenger was hit by another car. The Clark County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the woman known legally as Anna Hotop, 38, was killed in the crash, which occurred off State Road 160 near Rainbow…