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February 22nd, 2010

RIP Jamie Gillis

RIP Jamie Gillis


This past weekend, well-respected actor, director and adult film legend, Jamie Gillis, passed away from cancer.  John Holmes and Jamie Gillis first met in 1973.  Gillis, who had granted Inches co-authors a rare interview for their biography, is the fourth adult performer of status (the two authors spoke with) to have passed on since the book was published.  Other notable interviewees who are deceased since the publication of A Life Measured in Inches are: Buck Adams, Marilyn Chambers and Juliet Anderson (“Aunt Peg”) respectively.   Please read reflections of Jill Nelson’s interview with Mr. Jamie Gillis in 2007, and his thoughts on John Holmes:  RIP Jamie Gillis  “Happiness, too, is inevitable.”

January 14th, 2010 Essay on INCHES

seka.jpg.w300h200 Essay on INCHES

Australian writer and critic, Robert Cettl, recently reviewed A Life Measured in Inches for his website,  The complete essay is now available at widerscreenings.  Below is a generous excerpt!

John Holmes: a Life Measured in Inches

(a book review by Robert Cettl)

John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches is the first book by authors Jennifer Sugar and Jill C. Nelson and is a work of considerable scope, ambition and importance in its chosen field.  Indeed Sugar and Nelson have taken a subject inherently problematic – the history and scholarship of the adult film – and rendered it lucidly accessible to all, whether fans of adult material or not and whether male or female. (more…)

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