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  • John 8:36 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    1982 News Article: Porno Actor On Trial 

    This article from February 2, 1982 has some great stuff in it, like observations made in the courtroom about Susan Launius during the preliminary trial of John Holmes. This is just the preliminary trial, to see if there is sufficient evidence to bring JH to trial. There was indeed, and the trial would occur 3-4 months later.

    I often like to think back to what I was doing during certain dates and events that span the Wonderland saga. In February of 1982, I was in 6th grade. It seems like yesterday.

    From this article, we learn:

    • After Detective Frank Tomlinson testified about what Holmes told him about being there the night of the murders, the judge announced there was sufficient evidence to go to trial.
    • Holmes still had a beard, and shook his head in denial when Tomlinson was on the witness stand.
    • John showed no emotion when Susan Launius took the stand to testify. During the real trial in June, he did the same thing and did not make eye contact.
    • The article again confirms that Susan was 29 at the time, not 25, as is so often stated.
    • Susan had to stand up to get a better look at Holmes while she was on the witness stand. She did not remember seeing him at the house.
    • This is the first time we hear that Holmes told the detective that “Nash is the most evil man I have ever met…”. Not too evil though, because after police released John from protective custody in July, 1981, he was spotted at Nash’s house, which was under police surveillance.
    • Susan is described as “the dark-haired young woman”. In another article from the murder trial, it said that Susan got around with a cane, and had to use it to walk to the witness stand due to partial paralysis in her left leg. They also note the loss of a finger.
    John Holmes, early-mid 80s.

    John Holmes, early-mid 80s.

    Barbara Lee Easton (Richardson). 1976 Senior Photo. Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova, CA.

    Barbara Lee Easton (Richardson). 1976 Senior Photo. Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova, CA.

     
    • Localarts 10:21 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      The lives this man destroyed..

    • Localarts 7:51 pm on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      “I often like to think back to what I was doing during certain dates and events that span the Wonderland saga. In February of 1982, I was in 6th grade. It seems like yesterday”.

      In Feb 82 I was in 8th grade and yes it does seem like yesterday. I still remember a few people talking about “Johnny wadd Holmes” being arrested. At that time, I really didn’t know who “Johnny Wadd” was.

    • jim 3:46 pm on May 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Lol i see some Holmes bashing,Im a fan still.But for the Holmes historians out there,Holmes WAS the biggest star of his day,making the most money and being very Hollywood-esque,but.. he wasnt the “biggest” back then in terms of cock size. There was another gent during that time who was the same size or larger,he didnt stick around the scene too long for all of us to judge.His name was Tony Perez, a Spanish American (of Spain descent,not latin america).He starred along side Holmes in a movie called “Sweet Punkin,I love you!” I believe its the only movie the guy made,and he was def.a cocksmith..lol. check it out sometime.

      • John W 4:49 pm on May 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the info!

      • Marty 8:30 am on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I believe Johnny Holmes himself (born John Estes) was also Spanish descent. Estes is a Spanish family name meaning ‘from the East’ referring to Northern Spanish people, as of being Austrian descent. I believe John’s real Spanish father re-married a Mexican woman (from what I heard) and re-settled in California and Johnny re-joined his natural father in the 1960’s and also worked as a forklift driver, until his lungs gave out and was forced to become a Porno Star (or collect a Military pension, which was chicken feed anyway). Johnny Holmes was the only man that other well hung super-schlong Legend, Ron Jeremy, was real jealous of.

  • John 9:14 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: john holmes trial, rob coen,   

    Prosecutors Blast Porn Star 

    First off, in this post on IMDB about Morton Downey Jr’s old talk show, a person from 2008 is wanting information on the Wonderland episode which featured… David Lind. Please let me know if you find anything on this excellent discovery! I’m told by a reader that Downey pissed Lind off with an accusation and Dave then threatened him on the show. Sounds about right! I scoured YouTube but could not locate the episode. I think the DVDs are available now… I will check Amazon.

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    In this article, we get to read about the set-up of the robbery and its aftermath, as explained by the prosecutor, Ron Coen. In his opening statement, Coen uses some info taken from David Lind’s story to police about the robbery. He describes how Eddie Nash fell to his knees and begged for his life, asked to say his prayers, etc. There would be hell to pay.

    You also get to read about Cheryl Tiegs beauty tips in 1982. Personality is key!

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune. June 4, 1982.

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune. June 4, 1982.

     

     

     

     
    • localarts 10:53 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      After reading this, I can understand why Launius treated Holmes the way he did. Ron Launius probably saw John Holmes for who he really was, a two bit hustler.

      • localarts 10:59 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Your probably gonna have to order the DVD’s. I can’t find anything on Lind’s guest appearance on Morton’s show. I wonder if the prosecution had copies if it?

        • John 12:49 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink

          I found all the episodes on the black market for $24! Will probably order them soon.

      • John 12:41 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        And Holmes was not expecting Eddie’s guys to find him so quickly. He and Dawn were supposed to leave town, but they caught him when checking his messages at the answering service place. Dawn said that John once did not pay his bill there, and she had to have sex with the two black guys that owned it in lieu of payment. What a great guy!!

        • Jenn 9:16 am on April 20, 2013 Permalink

          I don’t know why so many people are still in awe of John Holmes. Well, except for his penis but still, as a person he seems like a total piece of $hit.

      • Jenn 9:15 am on April 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with you.

    • localarts 1:20 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Yep. A real sweetheart.

    • Starless and Bible Black 9:33 pm on April 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      The Morton Downey Jr. Movie TRAILER 1 (2013)

      • Eric B. 3:04 pm on April 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TRAILER! I was looking for David Lind, thought it might be him at 0:58 (top row center square), or the 1:22-1:23 mark

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