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The Other Side of Paradise: The Uncensored Memoirs of Bob Chinn

The Other Side of Paradise: The Uncensored Memoirs of Bob Chinn

Following Bob Chinn's life from his humble upbringing by Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, the Territory of Hawaii, and southeastern New Mexico, This Side of Paradise 's Volume I shows how the world around him shaped Chinn into the man who would become one of the best adult film... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781942600220
Published 9 May 2017
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chinn, Bobby

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ISBN-13 9781942600220
ISBN-10 1942600224
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Rare Bird Books
Publication Date 9 May 2017
International Publication Date 13 June 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chinn, Bobby
Category Individual Film Directors, Film-Makers
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 704
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code 791.430233092
Catalogue Code 616316

Description of this Book

Following Bob Chinn's life from his humble upbringing by Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, the Territory of Hawaii, and southeastern New Mexico, This Side of Paradise 's Volume I shows how the world around him shaped Chinn into the man who would become one of the best adult film directors of all time. Set against the changing times of the 60s and 70s, this story provides an invaluable record of how he and his contemporaries took up the fight against censorship, protecting and extending the rights of free speech, and pioneered the golden age of adult film.

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Author's Bio

Bob Chinn is the creator and porn auteur of the nine-part Johnny Wadd adult film series that, in 1970, launched the career of legendary porn icon, John Curtis Holmes. After graduating from UCLA film school, Chinn had aspirations of becoming a mainstream Hollywood director but began to accept work opportunities in the erotic movie genre in order to support his young family. The film noir character, private detective Johnny Wadd, was conceived by Chinn when a tall young man sporting an unruly afro entered Chinn's office seeking employment as an actor. Recognizing the potential after the man dropped his pants, Chinn hired John Holmes on the spot, and wrote a script for his new talent on the back of an envelope. Two days later, the very first Johnny Wadd movie was in the can. The modest picture was an instant sensation among adult film fans. Forty years after its release, Johnny Wadd has become a historic and timeless piece of filmmaking that ignited Holmes' stardom and defined Bob Chinn as one of the most influential and respected players of the so-called Golden Age of adult pictures.

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