Tag Archives: 1990s

Terri Starr

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In my last post I mentioned a fragmented recollection that Brittaney Starr had a sister who also worked in the adult industry. Turns out I was correct: Brittaney’s pornstar sibling was Terri Starr.  Her career spanned nearly a decade but I can find no sign that she and Brittaney ever performed together (as a feature dance team, for instance) or that they even appeared in the same movie. Click here for a preview of Terri’s scene in Hot Bods & Tailpipe 4.

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Mammary Lane

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Seems that I often reminisce about the 1990s here. Perhaps I should fast forward to the present. I have a new auction for the first time since November! As per usual my auction partner has included a startling amount of merchandise, including a DVD copy of Voluptuous Vixens, a rare issue of Hustler’s Busty Beauties magazine, and a truly classic 1990s-era bodysuit worn on dozens of strip club stages throughout North America. In the bottom pic I am imploring someone to take this relic off my hands so I don’t keep wearing it. This specially fitted garment emphasizes the bustline and, in accordance with heavy metal era fashion dictates, the legline rises all the way to the waist. Tawny Kitaen and Bobbi Brown probably owned the same suit. In the exotic dancing glory years clothing designers used to criss-cross the nation to set up shop in various strip club dressing rooms. I made the purchase at some point during my travels although I don’t recall where. Most dancers/models do not keep wardrobe anywhere near as long as I do. Click here to buy a piece of entertainment history.

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P.S. That issue of Busty Beauties contains a layout of a spectacular busty blonde named Mara Lynn. Never saw her anywhere ever again. Can’t even link to her photo because I can’t find any photos of her. Always thought she would have become a huge adult star.

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Krysti Lynn

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When I posted that last gallery I spent a few moments wondering why the name “Krissy Lynn” sounded so familiar. HotMovies.com helped solve the mystery.  Turns out 1990s pornstar Krysti Lynn was dancing on the edge of my consciousness. I remember when she died. The date happened to coincide with my birthday.  Her star page on HotMovies.com describes her onscreen persona very well. Check out this interview – Krysti had no problem slamming the porn agents of her era. She comes across as an extremely outspoken, independent woman. I like this quotation from the front page of her website:

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, the sort of car I drove.. but the world may be different because I was important in the life of my fans.”

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Barefoot Dancing

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Barefoot Dancing

Dancing, sparkling, glittering, dazzling.. LA custom video pioneer Mike Raffone captures a young Tanya Danielle at the pinnacle of her striptease career. Bedecked in rhinestone apparel Tanya cavorts across the industrial carpet in Mike’s Sherman Oaks apartment, probably looking for a pole that she never finds. 1980s glam metal emanates from a tin can – or its very close equivalent – but Tanya seems not to notice the lack of production values. She eyeballs you through the camera lens as if you, the high roller at the strip club, hold the key to her very salvation..

Tanya Danielle stars in Barefoot Dancing, a vintage striptease/masturbation video from the 1990s.

 

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Skin Dance

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Sometimes I miss dancing. Mainly I miss the strip club scene of the 1990s, an awesome era in exotic dancing history. Above video came out in 2000, I believe. Think I originally saw the box cover in an issue of Adult Video News magazine. Since I was still dancing I called  Michael Raven, one of the main director/producers for Sin City, the company which released this video. I asked him if I could get several copies of Skin Dance so I could sell them at the club where I worked. “Are you in that video?” he asked. “I’m on the box cover.” I responded, a bit puzzled. “So.. yeah, I’m assuming that I am in the video.” Silence. “Skin Dance is one of Zoe’s feature movies this year.” Michael said finally. “Why would you be on the box cover of Zoe’s movie?” At the time Zoe Zeman was one of Sin City’s contract stars. I had no answer for his question and we terminated the phone call. Much later I did get a copy of the video. I am not credited anyplace on the box cover as one of the cast members. However, in the video I dance on stage and also join Shay Sights in giving a double lap dance to high rolling customer (and Shay’s real-life husband) Miles Long.

You can see Shay in the lower left corner of the box cover. We are mirroring each others’ posture. Presumably the photographer on set had instructed us to “squat down, spread your legs, and lick your index finger.” Zoe appears in the upper right corner, looking very happy. I suspect that any mirth quickly faded when she saw this artwork decorating one of her feature movies.

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Jana Krenova

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I mentioned photographer Jana Krenova in an earlier post today. Just spent a little time exploring her adult website. She has some cool stuff there. I really enjoy her “old school” style of shooting. Back when she and I started in this industry (around the same time, according to her bio) photographers were using real (expensive) film and had to set up shots with much more precision. Careful attention to detail is very apparent in her work. Jana shot the lower pics of Ariana and me during the 2000 Score Magazine Boob Cruise. Top pic is from her website.

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Do you recognize this woman?

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It took me a minute but then I identified this mystery woman as 1990s adult actress Farrah. Evidently she has resurfaced and currently has a website where she looks even more unrecognizable. I associate Farrah with that same era in which Holly Body first emerged as a pornstar.  Click here for a hot scene featuring both of them. Been meaning to write more about Holly but want to unearth some more info first. My friend Gabrielle and I used to dance with her years ago. Saw Gabrielle the other day and forgot to ask her what she remembers, if anything, about Holly.

Farrah and I only did one video together. Speaking of unrecognizable, I don’t look much like myself on that box cover. Looks like I stuck my head out the window during a long drive on the freeway.

XO Tanya

 

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Hotel Management

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Hotel Management

I am busily perusing old content tonight. Hotel Management (top pic) is just as funny as Hotel Catfight in its own unintentional way. In the early part of Hotel Management I cannot keep a straight face as cameraman Mike Raffone addresses me from behind the camera. When he begins his tirade of insults I just start laughing. He is playing the role of an irascible, unsatisfied hotel guest. Have you ever wondered about the legendary Mike Raffone? I have written about him frequently and still have only barely scratched the surface. Experience Mike for yourself in Hotel Management where he provides a very rare speaking performance. During our years together (filming custom requests) Mike functioned in a strictly behind-the-scenes capacity. Heard he later started a line of POV handjob videos in which he starred as male talent. Can’t say I blame him.

Not sure what year Mike and I shot Hotel Management but I am wearing the same sundress that also appears in a 1995 Gallery magazine layout (bottom pics.) Presumably I shot the video not long afterward.

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Up Close Invitational

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In the early 1990s model Tanya Danielle contacts cameraman Mike Raffone to see if he will cast her in some of the custom videos he films for private clients. Thus begins a long collaboration which spans nearly two decades. Eventually Mike and Tanya part ways. Most of their jointly produced footage disappears. Years pass. In 2012 a cardboard box containing hundreds of videos in obsolete media formats surfaces inside Mike’s closet. This collection of vintage pornography defies any attempt at classification. Here – in an unlabelled, undated selection from Mike’s box – we see Tanya modeling a luxurious black negligee. She slowly, seductively strips it away to reveal every millimeter of her succulent anatomy. Mike covers his subject with noteworthy precision, using an archaic zoom lens to show detail which could rival that of today’s high-definition cameras. A masturbation scene unfolds with remarkable clarity..

Tanya Danielle stars in Up Close Invitational, an especially in-depth exploration of striptease, masturbation, dirty talk, and dildo fucking. Watch Up Close Invitational for a limited time inside Tanya’s Diamond Club Members’ Area !

 

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