John Holmes

Archive for March, 2011

March 30th, 2011

Book Updates

Book Updates:


Inches on kindle – The biography has been reformatted and returned to kindle this month.  Please also be sure to visit the following amazon link for information about obtaining the paperback copy of John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches that includes all photos, a complete filmography and film reviews: John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches

Inches on Audio - John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches in audio format is still in production in Southern California Studios.  Once again, the finished product promises to be an engaging audio experience (presented by vocal artists) for those who are new to John Holmes’ life and career, and also for readers who already own the paperback and/or kindle versions.   The release date will be announced here as soon as the production is finalized. 

Flesh of the Lotus – We are pleased to announce that Bob Chinn’s first novel, based upon the Johnny Wadd film series, is now available at all major online book retailers including  To purchase your copy, please visit the following link for more information: Flesh of the Lotus: A Johnny Wadd Novel  Please also visit Bob Chinn’s blog for Flesh of the Lotus here to read book reviews and interviews: Flesh of the Lotus -blog  Cover design and back cover painting is by Denise LaFrance.

March 13th, 2011

John Holmes: 1944-1988

PrisonerofParadise.jpg.w300h200 Today, March 13th, marks the official passing of John Curtis Holmes.  John’s death is actually March 12th, 1988, but because the coroner didn’t arrive until the 13th, it is the 13th of March that has always been on record. 

When John and Bob Chinn travelled to the beautiful tropical Hawaiian island of Kauai in 1980 for a working vacation, they filmed scenes for two films: Prisoner of Paradise (1980) and Waikiki Wadd, a Hawaiian inspired Johnny Wadd adventure that was never completed.  Chinn has said that John immediately fell in love with the charm of the island and its tranquil calm as he had not visited Kauai before.  Bob had spent many of his childhood years on Kauai and felt it would be an optimum locale for some R&R after he and John finished filming two movies back to back in San Francisco.  Chinn noted that during their two week vacation, John became disinterested in cocaine and instead, revelled in the work by taking care of the production details and cutting paths in the thicket with his machete.  (more…)

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