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  • John 2:07 pm on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Porn Star’s Death Doesn’t Make For Humor 

    When John Holmes died in 1988, a local writer for the Texan, the school newspaper for the University of Texas, wrote a scathing rebuttal to an earlier hit piece in The Austin Chronicle (which is a free city paper found at any bus stop). The original column which I cannot find now, was titled something like “I’m glad he’s dead”. It was very brief, rude and is best summarized below by Lee Nichols. It’s strange, because as heated as both articles were, neither mentioned the Wonderland saga. Quite a bizarre war of words, and it happened 25+ years ago. In 1988, people still did not understand AIDS. Hell, I still remember the bad jokes. Famine, cancer and AIDS are just not good topics for comedy.

    Have a nice weekend.



    • John 7:43 pm on July 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

    • localarts 10:38 am on January 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      That interview with Niles is the crown jewel of this forum, it’s the freak’in bomb!


    • Phil - Australia 10:41 pm on January 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Great site! Can’t get enough of it with so much detail on offer….what’s Eddie Nash up to these days? Have you seen him lately John or read anything about him and his whereabouts?…the proposed book ‘four on the floor’ by the two detectives is nowhere to be found…any word if it will ever be published….thanks heaps John.


    • Jill C. Nelson 8:05 am on January 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      They met up, just never in film.


      • jimmy---chicago 11:47 am on January 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Really I could not find anything that had them being in the same spot ever


    • localarts 6:03 pm on January 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Very true Jimmy. Last summer a group of people I was with we’re talking about Behind the Candelabra; this eventually led us to talking about Wonderland. Out of the 12 or 13 people that were there (friends of friends) I think only 4 people knew who John Holmes was including me. People forget an entire generation has passed and technology has come a long, long way.


      • criticextraordinaire 7:32 pm on January 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        We need to educate the younger generation about John Holmes and his contemporaries. Hopefully his body of work has been preserved in digital format and archived in one of those underground vaults.


        • jimmy---chicago 7:30 am on January 14, 2014 Permalink

          I am suprised holmes and linda lovelace never met up in film


    • jimmy---chicago 2:34 pm on January 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I was born in 1970 most people who were born after that probably would not know who Holmes was and wonderland forget it try to bring up holmes to thirty somethings porn has exploded since then with movies going straight to dvd by the thousands movies being made in basements and motels everyware


    • criticextraordinaire 1:41 pm on January 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a link to the original article http://www.michaelcorcoran.net/archives/2283

      “He who lives by the sword…”
      Posted: April 12, 2013 | Author: mcorcoran | Filed under: Uncategorized | Leave a comment »
      By Michael Corcoran

      Justice has prevailed. John “Johnny Wadd” Holmes has AIDS! Finally, the guy whose member looked like the whole goddamn club has paid his debt to a society of guys whose sexual satisfaction came mainly from tossing off in sweaty stag closets while Big John eyed Miss Utah runners-up and went about filling them softly with his schlong, which looked like it took four “D” cell batteries. How I hated the guy with the Marty Allen haircut and the state of Florida between his legs. There he was, flickering in the dark, beckoning a procession of love slaves to “lay some skull on me, bitch,” and there I’d be, pitifully fueling his libido with quarters I’d stolen from my uncle’s coin collection, until 40 pieces of silver later I’d200px-John_Holmes2 make like a clumsy parrot and spill my seed. I’d watch Johnny play the meat in a variety of sandwiches, shining his flashlight into countless caverns and then walk away from the money shot like he’d just played a few hands of gin rummy. Then I’d go home and repeatedly dial the first six digits of the phone number of the girl who stuck the ends of her hair up her nostrils in social studies. I swore than if I ever had, like one month to live, the first thing I’d do is hunt down and kill Johnny Wadd and then I’d tell the girl from social studies to lay some skull on me. If I had only a day or two to live, I’d tell her to lay some skull on me, bitch.

      Those years of sexual frustration are long gone for me; I’ve had skull laid on me in eight states and Nuevo Laredo, and still the news about Johnny Wadd read like the headlines on V-J Day. I was fairly ecstatic when he was sent to prison for a few years for refusing to identify the killers of some coke dealers, but knowing that he was bisexual and had made a few gay films it became sort of a good news/ bad news deal. But now… I’m walking on air.”

      You can bet there was no joy in Smutville when it was announced that the Great White Hope, the Larry Bird of penis size, the guy who made the man with the Golden Arm feel shortchanged, is now packing a deadly weapon in his BVDs. Heck, Seka probably can’t give it away these days. Since J.W. worked both sides of the street and did a deuce in the joint with guys who get hot when they see pictures of the Grand Canyon, the odds that he got the deadly dose from heterosexual intercourse are about what you’d expect a horse with Jimmy Breslin in the saddle to go off at. Still, he probably nailed a few hundred bleachpits since contracting AIDS, and I can’t recall Johnny Wadd ever rolling out the latex carpet while the farmers’ daughters stripped down to their neck scarves. There probably hasn’t been this much panic in the jizz biz since ’86 when a studio guard yelled out, “Here comes Traci Lords’ father and does he look mad!” Serves ‘em right, the lucky stiffs.

      If there is a God, and I’m beginning to feel like there is, he won’t send Johnny Wadd to either heaven or hell, but banish him to an eternity in a porno booth watching a loop of lonely guys with small thingies having sex with wayward starlets, while Roy Cohn looks through the glory hole and whispers “Need any help in there?”


    • Mark C 3:20 am on January 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I remember back in 83 or 84 I was running Heavy Equipment & listen to radio all day long to pass the time.and I remember like it was yesterday that they said on FM radio station that soon you will be able to hear John Holmes right here on radio singing because he is right now in a studio making I think a whole music album.. I though to myself wow that going be strange to say the least. I think that one porn star woman done had made that Disco hit out few years before that. She did something the same during that whole song. So I guess I thought this could very well be possible & not a joke.
      But as we know now appears that is one dream did not come completely true for him.
      So I guess that scene in Boogie Nights do have some truth in it.
      Any of you remember hearing about this too??
      Not many people I know heard about that in my area, And myself mainly because dumb luck and having to spend 10 to 12 hours daily I was stuck in a little place with seat in something smaller than a phone booth.


    • John W 5:37 pm on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I was in the hallway at high school when I overheard the news. I had not seen any porn, shocking!, but I still knew who the King was.


    • criticextraordinaire 4:51 pm on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The day that John died was indeed a sad one. I remember hearing the horrendous news as I drive into work that morning. When I arrived at the office I mentioned “Sad Day, John C. Holmes just passed away. “.

      A girl who worked for me was instantly dejected. “Johnny Wadd died? Man, I saw every one of his movies. This sucks.”

      ‘Twas the end of an era. The King was dead. Long Live the King. 😦


  • John 9:46 am on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Johnny Wadd Films Were Featured At 70’s Obscenity Trials 

    If you have seen the movie, The People vs. Larry Flynt, then you know how bad 1970’s prosecutors in some parts of the country wanted to ban porn movies and graphic images. It is just so strange that they kept making grand juries and jurors sit through some of the best porn of the era.

    As one can imagine, the only people ever forced to watch porn, even back in the 70’s, were usually the ones sitting in the jury box. I just can’t imagine some poor old lady in the jury being scared to death when Holmes whipped out his huge schlong on film. I suspect there was some giggling and a few bailiffs even got aroused.

    This type of arrest, where they go after the employees of the theater or video store, is similar to what cops are doing today, when they bust head shop/smoke shop employees for selling fake weed and bath salts. In many cases, it’s a grey area, and no well defined area of the law is even being broken. It’s… a …witch hunt.

    I wonder if they watched the entire movie, Johnny Wadd? Luckily they were being paid as jurors to sit through some really bad acting by Holmes. Getting paid to watch porn… sounds good to me. I wish I was a registered voter so I’d get picked… and paid $6 a day!

    The Spokesman-Review. March 16, 1977.

    The Spokesman-Review. March 16, 1977.

    • Jenn 9:21 pm on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      As much as I can’t stand the person John Holmes was, I can’t help it. I admit it. A great big schlong is a good thing……I would have paid THEM to let me be in the jury box. lol


      • scabiesoftherat 11:39 pm on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Not me, man. It woulda been like 9th grade sex-ed class. I’d be walkin’ funny when they said we could have a bathroom break.

        (Due to watching the girls and not Holmes. Just clarifying)


    • John W 6:36 pm on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Your Honor… The two yutes… were last seen leavin the Sack O’ Suds… In a Pontiac Tempest with posit traction!


    • localarts 5:28 pm on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Your honor, I would like to submit into evidence Confessions of a Teenage Peanut Butter Freak….


  • John 8:11 am on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Johnny Wadd – The Comic Book 

    I guess these types of comics are called “graphic novels”. It would be way cool if someone did one about the entire Wonderland saga. The characters, the style, the era… that would be awesome!

    Laurie Holmes is gonna sue somebody!

    Laurie Holmes is gonna sue somebody!

    Terminal Press’ Johnny Wadd brings kick-ass crime drama, handle-bar mustaches to comic books

    Long Beach, NY — January 28, 2009 – The infamous 70′s film classic “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here,” from Arrow Productions, is the latest to undergo the “HARD/CORE” treatment, in Terminal Press’ line of limited-run comic books doing artistic takes on iconic adult cinema.

    “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” takes the cult classic Johnny Wadd character made famous by John Holmes and transports the “Johnny Wadd” character into a gritty crime drama set in present-day Mexico. For the uninitiated, the Johnny Wadd character and John Holmes himself were most recently the basis of Marc Wahlberg’s lead in “Boogie Nights” with Val Kilmer portraying Holmes as well in the film “Wonderland.”

    Hey, wadd-aya want from me!?

    Hey, wadd-aya want from me!?

    Director, Bob Chinn said that he wrote the script for the first Johnny Wadd film on the back of an envelope. So, what would’ve Holmes and Chinn come up with if they had really shot for the moon with their script? What if they had to make people pay attention without showing them Holmes’ legendary 13 inches? They’d have done a hard boiled, tough as nails crime story with twists and turns and interesting characters, tough guys and sexy dames. They’d have done on film what we’ve done in this comic.

    “This is my favorite comic book that Terminal Press has written so far. I truly love this story and am now a HUGE Johnny Wadd fan. The art is great and they even put in my idea of an orange 76’ Corvette for the Wadd to drive with a Nevada “Wadd” license plate,” says Robert Interlandi the Marketing Director from Arrow Productions.

    “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” is written by Tony Fleecs (In My Lifetime, Wonderlost,  Li’l FireBreather), with art by Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue, The Guns of Shadow Valley), colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassain) and Separations by Joe Frazzetta.

    • localarts 12:22 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder if Bob Chinn Violated any copy right’s by using Ennio Morricone score for the good the bad & the ugly.


      • John W 5:04 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Pornstars have long made the mistake of not requesting residuals in their contracts. If Holmes had requested 2% of cinema gross, they would have some extra cash in their lives. But, they just wanted one-time cash payments for performances. Sucks for them!


        • Bonnie Brae 5:55 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink

          If anyone needs a residual it would be a porn star. Cause they have maybe a 10 year window that they can work if they are lucky.


        • John W 7:19 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink

          If anyone needs a residual, its Bonnie Brae… Only because she is so fuckin HOTT!!


    • Eric B. 8:42 am on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      The other picture shows up in emails but not on this post. When I first saw it, my first thought was, “Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite, as Johnny Wadd in ‘Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here’.”


      • Bonnie Brae 5:50 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        does look like Jon Heder in ND.


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