Congrats to Al Bloom on his XBiz profile aricle!

Victoria Victoria
I saw a great piece on Al Bloom over on XBiz this week. It was cool to read about his 40 years in the adult industry and the path that brought him to California Exotics (you should check it out). Congratulations, Al, on the recognition!
06/15/2010
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Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Victoria
I saw a great piece on Al Bloom over on XBiz this week. It was cool to read about his 40 years in the adult industry and the path that brought him to California Exotics (you should check it out). Congratulations, Al, on the recognition! ... More
Thank you! I haven't seen it yet, but I guess it cam out ok ...40 years, sounds like an eternity, but they were well spent!
06/15/2010
Fred Petrenko Fred Petrenko
I am honored to know Al personally. I wish someday we would grab a beer and Al would share with me his wisdom. Any plans for a book? I’m sure it will be the bestseller! All the best to Al Bloom and CalExotics.
06/15/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
Congrats on having a great article written about you, Al
06/15/2010
Sammi Sammi
That's awesome - congratulations!
06/15/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Congrats
06/15/2010
Gary Gary
Congratulations!
06/16/2010
Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Fred Petrenko
I am honored to know Al personally. I wish someday we would grab a beer and Al would share with me his wisdom. Any plans for a book? I’m sure it will be the bestseller! All the best to Al Bloom and CalExotics.
Fred, it is my pleasure getting to know you! Thank you for your kind words.

Actually, I did start writing a book several years ago, but I have little time to devote to it. There are so many great stories to tell of my life in the adult business...starting with my first job out of college (Kent State 1970...the year of the campus riots) working for the man who basically started the adult business in the US, Reuben Sturman, to my later years in Los Angeles owning Caballero Home Video (Swedish Erotica). Many ups and downs along the way, but the worst was governmental intrusion into people's right to use adult products in the privacy of their own homes. I was indicted 3 times federally, many state charges, and too many local busts to remember. I still feel the sting of shackles being put on me in my own home, in front of my wife and 2 toddler children. It was a different time growing up in this business in the 70's and 80's...a life filled with the adventure of pushing the envelope, and working with some of the best legal minds in America to fight the government, and in my many cases, prevail. That is why I became so passionate about the Free Speech Coalition...I am the signatory on all of the formation papers for Free Speech, and served on the original Board of Directors. I suggest every company or individual who derives a living from the adult business to become a card carrying member link

So...after 40 years in this industry, I started to put down some great stories and adventures, that hopefully nobody today will ever experience, at least not to the magnitude that the founders of this business had to endure. I guess it has just been too much of an adventure for me to ever think of leaving the business, and now that we are living in a time of more transparency of the companies, and less intrusion from Uncle Sam, I am enjoying my ride off into the sunset! Our industry is headed directly into mainstream America, and my journey has seen the worst, and now approaching the best acceptance ever. It truly is a story to tell...but some stories will leave people shaking their heads thinking it must be fiction...but, that will be the core of the book.

Thanks again for Eden Fantasys great presentation, and our continued friendship.
06/16/2010
tiname25 tiname25
great presentation
05/12/2011
yatinp30 yatinp30
I like the presentation too
05/12/2011
johnad45 johnad45
05/13/2011
hotcoktail hotcoktail
05/13/2011
Nichole G Nichole G
Al is great to work with. It has only been a short time but I have already learned so much from him. Looking forward to many more years!
05/13/2011
Al Bloom Al Bloom
Thank you everyone! I am truly flattered...it has been a wild ride!
05/13/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
Congrats
05/13/2011
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