Who are your favorite "Golden Age" female & male porn stars and films?

spiced spiced 01/31/2013

When I saw that Ron Jeremy had surgery for a heart aneurysm this morning, it got me thinking about the Golden Age of Porn. I only became aware of adult films towards the end of that era, but to this day, I think there was something special about the stars and films of that time which is missing today.

So...who's your favorite female porn star from the "Golden Age"? Your favorite male star? Your favorite film? And finally, what do you think made that era so special (if you agree with me that it was special)?

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spiced spiced
Pick "other" and leave a comment if I haven't included your favorite.
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Hot4You
1  (4%)
amazon , damnbul12
2  (8%)
spiced , BrittaniMaree , hhh , chicmichiw , deltalima , Bubba29 , Missmarc , Marie Hanna , Terri69 , comatose-kitty , potstickers , 1001 Pleasures , wanderer5964
13  (52%)
dv8
1  (4%)
Incendiaire , Sammi , brevado , Trysexual , captainsgirl , GONE! , Cat E. , PeaceToTheMiddleEast
8  (32%)
Total votes: 25
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BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Nina Hartley
01/31/2013
spiced spiced
I voted for Nina Hartley, too, not just because she's an awesome person and is actually an Edenite herself--but also because of the awesome energy and intelligence she put into every scene.

It wasn't an easy choice. Marilyn Chambers had a truly special charisma and Seka was unbelievably sexy. And I've always loved Little Oral Annie!
01/31/2013
Sammi Sammi
I was a big fan of Ginger Lynn and Taija Rae - although they may fall out of the range you're looking for
01/31/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Amber Lynn & Ginger lynn
02/01/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
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Pick "other" and leave a comment if I haven't included your favorite.
Nina Hartley
02/01/2013
spiced spiced
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I was a big fan of Ginger Lynn and Taija Rae - although they may fall out of the range you're looking for
Oh! Ginger Lynn.
02/01/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Nina Hartley.
02/01/2013
Lea Ann Pruitt Lea Ann Pruitt
Marilyn Chambers
02/01/2013
Terri69 Terri69
Nina Hartley
02/01/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
Honestly I don't have a favorite.
02/06/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
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Pick "other" and leave a comment if I haven't included your favorite.
Annie Sprinkle
02/16/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
Even though I rarely watch hetero porn, everything (non-porn) I've seen and read of Nina Hartley makes me admire her.
03/20/2013
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spiced spiced
Again, if I haven't included your favorite, choose "Other" and leave a comment.
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dv8
1  (6%)
spiced , BrittaniMaree , hhh , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , potstickers
5  (28%)
Sammi
1  (6%)
deltalima , brevado , Bubba29 , Missmarc , Marie Hanna , Terri69 , damnbul12 , Hot4You , 1001 Pleasures
9  (50%)
comatose-kitty , wanderer5964
2  (11%)
Total votes: 18
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Ron Jeremy
01/31/2013
brevado brevado
Always was a fan of Peter North
02/01/2013
Bubba29 Bubba29
i had a man crush on peter north. i would luv to see him fuck my wife.
02/01/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Peter North for sure.
02/01/2013
Terri69 Terri69
Peter North
02/01/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
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Peter North
02/16/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
Definitely have to go with Peter North on this one. He started out doing gay films under the name "Matt Ramsey." Even then, he was known for his prowess as a power-ejaculator.
03/20/2013
spiced spiced
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Definitely have to go with Peter North on this one. He started out doing gay films under the name "Matt Ramsey." Even then, he was known for his prowess as a power-ejaculator.
Yeah, it's impressive, isn't it?

I debated whether to even include him, since his career only started as the "Golden Age" was ending. Another one I could have included was Tom Byron, always a favorite of mine.
03/21/2013
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spiced spiced
There are so many, I'm sure I left off somebody's favorite...
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deltalima , Marie Hanna
2  (15%)
spiced , potstickers
2  (15%)
PeaceToTheMiddleEast
1  (8%)
brevado , Missmarc , GONE! , dv8 , Hot4You
5  (38%)
damnbul12
1  (8%)
BrittaniMaree , Sammi
2  (15%)
Total votes: 13
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Café Flesh
01/31/2013
Sammi Sammi
That's a tough one. I like Beyond the Green Door, but I still watch Cafe Flesh on occasion.
01/31/2013
brevado brevado
Debbie Does Dallas... still a classic!
02/01/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Deep Throat!
02/01/2013
Terri69 Terri69
Debbie Does Dallas
02/01/2013
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spiced spiced
What made the Golden Age of Porn special, in a way the modern adult film industry is not? Or do you disagree that it WAS special?
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brevado brevado
Just the newness of it...
02/01/2013
spiced spiced
I think the newness was definitely part of it. And the fact that it was viewed as something almost forbidden. It took some effort just to see porn at all in those days, which made it seem more important and special. I only knew a couple of families with VCRs and the one video store in my town didn't have any XXX anyway. I actually saw my first adult film (I Like to Watch) at a theater! Drove 50 miles to the big bad city just for that right after I got my first car.

Also making it special to me is that almost all adult films were shot on film until the mid 80s. That gave them a "distance" video lacks, making the films seem more substantial.

Most of all, there was a different aura about the stars then. They seemed mysterious and exotic (not to mention erotic, of course. ) I think some of that also came from the work being shot on film. But some of it came from the stars themselves. They were bold people and it showed in their work. They weren't following a well-blazed trail like today's stars; they were hacking out a path through the wilderness. I'm very glad they did!
02/01/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
Porn from that era had a less "mass produced" feel. Once VCRs became so commonplace and people started buying their own porn, a lot of the stuff that was produced (and still is) was cheap-looking and boring. And the older stuff has a kitschy quality to it, especially when they are trying to act.
03/20/2013
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