[Videolib] marilyn chambers

From: Mike Tribby <mike.tribby@quality-books.com>
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 07:44:24 PDT

Marilyn Chambers, star of Behind the Green Door, the smut film that along with Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones largely resulted in the mainstreaming of porn in America, died yesterday. When smut went mainstream it gave a boost to VCR penetration of the marketplace and, whether we like it or not, helped to mainstream home video. Chambers was also the Ivory Snow detergent model, a gig she lost when Proctor and Gamble found out about Green Door. Chambers was complimented by mainstream film critics like Vincent Canby in her day, but that day was largely the 1970s, an era in American pop culture that may never be duplicated on various fronts. One of the first porn actresses to use electrolysis as a tool in creating her own "brand," Chambers tried several times to cross over into "legitmate" films with approximately the same or less success as Tracy Lords would later encounter. Chambers would turned 57 on April 22, 2009. Coincidentally, she, like Linda Lovelace of Deep Throat fame, was married for a time t
o Chuck Traynor, noted smut impresario. Neither marriage ended well.

Noted San Francisco entrepreneurs Jim and Artie Mitchell produced Green Door and maintained a business relationship with Chambers for years.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses

mailto:mike.tribby@quality-books.com

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