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  • John 12:21 pm on August 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The Pussycat Theatre During The 1980s 

    This is the PussyCat Theater, where John Holmes and other classic era porn stars had laid down their autographs, hand and shoe imprints in cement in the mid-80s. This photo is from the 1980s, so there ya go. That’s what it looked like back then!

    Was John in those two featured films? Hmmm

    PussyCat Theatre

    PussyCat Theatre

    • Bobby 2:38 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Nah, Holmes wasn’t in those two flicks. “Outlaw Ladies” was a 1981 film starring renowned Blue-movie actress, Samantha Fox.. not to be confused with the British pop singer & Page 3 girl of the same name. “Extreme Close-Up” was a 1973 “drama” about voyeurism that was written by, get this, Michael Crichton of “Jurassic Park” & “The Andromeda Strain” fame! It’s also known as “Sex through a Window” & the plot summary sounds like a lame rip-off of “Rear Window”.. but with boobies! Pass.

    • Jill C. Nelson 11:13 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Holmes was in a film tilted Extreme Close-Up (released in 1979), co-starring Gloria Leonard, Delania Raffino and Jamie Gillis. It was shot in France, along with two other features. Leonard shared a great story about the shoot.

      • Bobby 11:22 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I stand corrected! Well if that’s the case then the marquee would indeed be advertising the later Holmes film.. Thanks for clearing that up. What happened during the shoot Jill?

    • Jill C. Nelson 11:44 am on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard said that several people including cast and crew (about 22 in all) came down with the clap. They were on location in a small town at the time and had to go quietly in groups of two and three to the country doctor (so as not to alarm any of the locals) to acquire the antidote that was to be administered to the infected people. Holmes informed everyone he’d worked as a paramedic (technically, he had been employed as an ambulance driver) back in the ’60s and offered to inject everyone with the cure, which he proceeded to do — including Leonard. She found it ironic.

      • John W 5:37 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Great info Jill.
        In my research for John Holmes, I discovered Leslie Bouvee (sp?)…. And a crush ensued…a gorgeous brunette from the 70s. I’ve never seen her films.

        • The Odyssey 11:03 pm on September 20, 2013 Permalink

          This is not the Pussycat theatre with the hand prints. The hand prints is at the one in West Hollywood. The one above is on Hollywood blvd. Now a hot dog stand/church. Supply Sergeant is still there. FYI. In the basement of that Pussycat was a club called Masque were the go go’s and Darby Crash first performed.

  • John 8:37 am on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: handprints, , , larry flynt, pussycat   

    The Holmes Concrete Tribute On Santa Monica Blvd. 

    Bill Margold, journalist and noted pervert, reveals that “John Holmes made those imprints on February 7, 1985, in conjunction with the premiere of Girls on Fire. I’m not sure when the Pussycat switched to showing gay films. I’ve been trying to convince Larry Flynt to try to purchase the Holmes and Lovelace imprints and have them moved over to Hustler Hollywood, but nothing has come of it … yet.”

    –L.A. Weekly

    Oh well. Maybe one day they will be restored, sort of like the Statue of Liberty that time (with scaffolding up all around, and everyone giving very generously). I like how the second-tier porn guys like Chinn and Margold are all of a sudden, broke with no money and calling on Flynt to do something. I would put up a Donate link but I don’t want that to boost me up into a higher tax bracket and stuff, LOL.

    It’s just another Manic Monday~

    7734 Santa Monica Blvd.

    7734 Santa Monica Blvd.

    The Pussycat is now Studs, a gay cinema. You can actually see the imprint squares of the legendary porn stars on Google Street View…

    Studs Theater.

    Studs Theater.

    It appears that they need a good cleaning. It is also apparent that people walk by and may pour some tipple or beer on them as a tribute or toast?



    My goodness, I hope that's beer or Red Bull.

    My goodness, I hope that’s beer or Red Bull. Clean up the gum.

    • dreamweaverjenn 9:00 am on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hopefully somebody just spilled their Red Bull………

    • Bonnie Brae 9:22 am on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I sort of think the wad of chewing gum is intentional. 😉
      (pun intended)

      • John 10:46 am on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, I didn’t realize that! Gosh, Wadda WAD that guy has! heheeh

    • localarts 10:36 am on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Somebody pissed on it.

    • Jill C. Nelson 8:05 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      “I like how the second-tier porn guys like Chinn and Margold are all of a sudden, broke with no money and calling on Flynt to do something.”

      Neither Bob Chinn and Bill Margold are not broke with “no money”. Bob lives in a gated community in Albuquerque, NM, and Margold resides in a very nice condo complex in West Hollywood.

      • Jill C. Nelson 8:08 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        That should read neither Bob Chinn or Bill Margold are “broke witih no money”…

    • localarts 8:58 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Does it really matter? if so, why?

    • Jill C. Nelson 9:58 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      It definitely shouldn’t matter, no. But in all fairness, it’s not true that either one is broke or without money.

      • John 8:33 am on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I understand. But the point was, cut a check for your friend’s legacy, move those concrete slabs somewhere else. However, maybe they are right where they should be, and where John first laid them down.

    • Jill C. Nelson 9:42 am on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you John that the five slabs are (historically) probably right where they should be as much as they are in various forms of deterioration.

    • criticextraordinaire 3:22 pm on October 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I would love to pour a 40 on John’s imprint slab. I’d also throw in a few bucks for a restoration, or even towards a long-overdue star on the Walk of Fame for John.

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