Long before either the Internet or DVDs became prevalent naked women vied for cash on pay-per-view TV specials. Above you see pics from one such PPV event – the Beverly Hills Short Shorts Contest. Back then I don’t even recall anyone using the term “booty shorts”. Just look at the high-waisted numbers we used to wear:
I thoroughly enjoyed these photos, love trips down memory lane. Please visit store of ebay seller who posted them. Release date for Bevery Hills Short Shorts Contest DVD is 2003 but we probably shot footage in early 1990s. Good to see material is still circulating – I have fond memories of those days.
Hope everyone is doing well. I will return to answer post comments later today.
I used to dance with Monica Mendez at the now defunct Century Theatre in LA. Monica wrote a book about many of her experiences at the club. In 2005 or so she and I spent a day shooting material for Danni.com. I have not found any of that footage but it must be lurking in their archives. In the early days of her career Monica mostly danced, did a lot of nude glamour work, and a handful of girl-girl scenes. I just received word that she has resurfaced at her Official Site and is once again doing webcam shows. Her huge boobs look more magnificent than ever.
The text accompanying this gallery asks: “Where have all the super-busty strippers gone?” I have been wondering the same thing in recent years. Glad to see that Boston native Summer Sinn is still plying her trade in magnificent fashion 😉
Do you recognize this mystery model (top pic)? Look closer. Dayton Raines has resurfaced! When last seen (at least by me) she had blonde hair and more of a teen stripper type of appearance. Guess that description occurs to me because I used to dance with a lot of girls who shared a similar smoking-hot style. Those were good days. Evidently Dayton is now dancing – or is affiliated in some capacity – with a bikini bar here in Southern California. Think I’ve heard of that place but I’ve never been there. Dayton and I appeared together in Scene 8 of Jim Holliday’s Too Many Blonde Moments and also did some Playboy TV shows together. I remember when she had a Vivid Video contract and married pornstar Ian Daniels. Just typed in DaytonRains.com to see what was there – not much as it turns out. Would have thought Vivid would have a site devoted to her but they don’t. Think Dayton may have been a teenager when she first started doing porn. Always nice to see a familiar face all these years later. Sometimes I ruminate upon my past XXX experiences and wonder: “Where did those people go?” Click here for one of Dayton’s newest videos.
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.
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.
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.
Holly Body has generated a lot of questions in the comment field. I have to leave early this morning so I will answer them when I return later. Think I will be seeing a friend who used to dance with Holly and me at the Century Theatre so I will ask if she has any recollections about Holly. Very curious to hear her response.
I titled this post “Splendor in the Grass” because it popped into my head when I saw the grass in the above pics. It also refers to a famous 1961 movie about sexual repression, love, and heartbreak.. kind of like Sex Challenge starring Holly and me 😉
In this scene from Babewatch 6 Holly looks the closest to how I first remember seeing her. When we danced together all those years ago she did have blonde hair, but she used to wear it just above her shoulders. Looks like she has corn rows here.
I danced with Tara Monroe at the now defunct Century Theatre in Los Angeles in the 1990s. Pic above does not do her justice even though she does look gorgeous. Her personality added the type of depth and dimension to her beauty which a camera cannot necessarily capture. I also met my dear friend Al, whom I just mentioned in my last post, at the Century Theatre. Still recovering from my crying fit. My female cat becomes alarmed when I cry. Need to stop so she can nap. Al changed my life. He was also good friends with Tara and her sister, pornstar Tami Monroe. Last I heard Tara had married one of the St. Louis Rams and moved to St. Louis. I hope that she is well. Around the time of Al’s passing I wished that I could have contacted her. Al liked redheads. I think that’s why 1980s pornstars Misty Regan and Tara Aire look so familiar to me. Either he photographed them or he may have had some of their VHS tapes at his place.
At any rate, I just traveled back in time and then returned to the present. Al’s gentle spirit stays with me. When I get mad at some of the women in this industry I remember what I have gone through in the past, what I have survived, and just remind myself that women who work in adult entertainment often take quite a bit of abuse. The people who like to insult us often believe that they are being clever, that they are coming up with insults that will separate them from the masses and make them stand out in memory. Not true. They relegate themselves to a large, indistinct group known in recent times as “haters”.
No, I don’t like it when I work with obnoxious broads who behave inappropriately on set but I think I do understand how they got that way. They listen to people making (possibly unfavorable) comparisons between them and other models and think they have to “compete” with other women. Also not true. Each woman has her own type of beauty and attracts her own type of fans. If Al were sitting here right now he would tell me to avoid dwelling on negative things and simply enjoy the opportunities that fate has granted me within the adult industry.
As I was writing about Mackenzie an old story surfaced inside my head. Years ago someone had mentioned that a physical altercation had occurred between two models on the set of a Danni.com video. I think the two models may have been Mackenzie Mack and Lexxi Tyler but I cannot swear to it. HotMovies.com has a convenient search feature which enables you to see if two models have ever starred in a video together. Sure enough, Mackenzie and Lexxi did appear in the same Danni.com video: Boobs of Hazzard. This certainly lends credence to my hazy recollection.
Around the time of the presumed fight Mackenzie was dancing at one of the Spearmint Rhino clubs in LA and Lexxi, coincidentally, was dancing with me at a now-defunct bar called the Wild Goose. I never knew her very well. In addition to both being strippers Mackenzie and Lexxi shared a very similar look. Sometimes people with too much in common don’t get along.
Just to be clear, the fight anecdote may be a product of my faulty memory – it could have been 1 or 2 different models in the mix. Several different people did tell me the same story about a pair of models coming to blows on a Danni.com set. It freaked everyone out. I do believe that Mackenzie and Lexxi were indeed the catfighters but I will likely never know for sure since both are long since retired. Perhaps I should refrain from spreading idle gossip but the possibility does provide a compelling visual. Maybe it never happened but maybe it did. Please take these words with the proverbial grain of salt 😉
I just added a gallery of superheroine photos to my Diamond Club Members’ Area. Mackenzie Mack plays the sexy supervillainess who defiles familiar, fallible Power Girl, dragging her through the trenches yet again. Custom video pioneer Mike Raffone shot the gallery in his living room (note teal couch in background) during a 2004 custom video shoot. I have not yet located the video but I will.
Mackenzie and I only worked together a few times. She was a lot of fun. Finding these old pics made me smile. You can see her personality shining through: mischievous, smart, and sexy. In addition to shooting I believe that she was dancing at one of the Spearmint Rhino clubs in Los Angeles around that time. Some women enter the adult industry, become dependent on the money, and then feel stuck, unable to move to a different line of work where they will earn equivalent pay. My impression of Mackenzie was that she was trying out XXX entertainment just for fun. She had previously worked in a cosmetic surgeon’s office and I had the inkling that she may return to that at some point. Eventually she did vanish. I don’t see any trace of her on the Internet after 2007 or so. Think she set her own limitations (only accepting girl-girl and solo jobs), worked for 2-3 years, and simply moved on.
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