John Holmes

June 2nd, 2010

John Holmes: 1986 Audio interview Update

John Holmes – Audio Recordings


Courtesy of Laurie Holmes and John Holmes Enterprises, we have been granted permission to upload a segment of a select audio recording that was taped early in 1986.  John Holmes made tapes following his acquittal for murder charges in 1982, and up until the last year of his life, as he prepared to write his memoir (published posthumously as Porn King in 1998).  In this segment, John provides insight into the production of the 1986 film, The Return of Johnny Wadd (Penguin Productions), and expresses his thoughts about the adult film genre.  Portions of these rare audiotapes were used as resource material for John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches.  Special thanks to Ms. Laurie Holmes. 

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Update:  Recently John Holmes Enterprises provided a special two-part audioclip excerpt for you tube fans, where John describes the events that led to the Wonderland murders on July 1st, 1981. has added a new page so that the clips can be accessed directly under the ”About” header, marked Wonderland

Please also visit  (The Official John Holmes Website) for its cool new style and vintage John Holmes VOD – The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

February 1st, 2010

by Jennifer Sugar & Jill C. Nelson

The first biography of John Curtis Holmes – The King of Porn!

posingwithbio ”Sugar and Nelson have researched their subject considerably and it is evident on every page. John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches is the distinctive Holmes biography.” — Robert Cettl. Read More Testimonials

Most people might, understandably, predict that the world’s first porn star was a woman, but they would be wrong.

John Curtis Holmes was just a simple country boy from Ohio when he moved to California in 1964.  It was the infancy of hardcore, so in Holmes’ wildest dreams, he could not have predicted the turbulent ride on which he had embarked by publicizing his private parts.

With the fame he achieved by playing his most famous character – a gun toting detective named Johnny Wadd – came money.  Holmes was pleased to spend it on his wife and mistresses, but soon was in over his head after he became addicted to cocaine.  Unfortunately for Holmes, in the years that followed, his addiction led him into several desperate choices – including setting up a robbery at the home of Ed Nash, a powerful L.A. nightclub owner.  The robbery resulted in one of the most gruesome, unsolved, multiple-murders in Hollywood history.  Amazingly, before his untimely death in 1988, John Holmes regained his momentum, remarried and rebuilt his life and career.  However, the grave consequences of his addiction, his association with the Wonderland murders, and his AIDS-related death made him an infamous figure in pop culture. premiere3-221x300

Digging past the stigmas, John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches – the first biography about John C. Holmes – unearths the human being behind the penis and proves that there was more to him than could be measured in inches.  This biography includes material from the authors’ new interviews with: Laurie Holmes, Bill Amerson, Bob Chinn, Julia St. Vincent, Detective Tom Lange, Detective Frank Tomlinson, Paul Thomas, Ron Jeremy, Seka, Marilyn Chambers, Candida Royalle, Rhonda Jo Petty, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, Bill Margold, and many others!  Also included is additional source material containing extensive  interviews with:  Sharon Holmes, Dawn Schiller, Dr. Vonda Pelto, Ph. D., and L.A. Times film critic, Kenneth Turan.

John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches encompasses 114 reviews of John’s most notable feature films, 86 loops synopses, 3 photos sections with rare nudes, and a comprehensive filmography.

The tree of life represents the roots of man.  The branches are the different directions a man can take, live or exist.  When you’re dead, those that you leave behind will put you in a part of that tree.  It represents what was, what is and what will be.  It’s eternal.” — John Holmes

The first biography of John Curtis Holmes, The King of Porn!



Published by BearManor Media — Winner of 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards

John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches © 2008 Jennifer Sugar and Jill C. Nelson. All Rights Reserved.
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