Wednesday, April 10, 2019


April 10, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  


Erotica’s greatest unknown photographer, Paul Johnson, has finally opened his personal archives. Johnson’s first full-time professional photography work in adult publications was in the 1960’s as a staff photographer for Jaybird magazine, shooting fun loving nudists as the ideas of sexual freedoms began to take form. By the 1970’s, Johnson was looking to take his work to a new level by creating the first full color single-scenario explicit adult publications. Almost entirely self-sufficient, Johnson scouted locations, hired models, created scenarios and wrote the storyline text for a product that was initially deemed too expensive to publish. When a publisher eventually took the risk, it was quickly realized that Johnson’s format and photos were incredibly popular. Initially producing two magazines per month for a single publisher, Johnson and his product would be in such high demand that he became his own competition, producing up to six magazines for several publishers a month. This may make Johnson one of the largest selling erotic magazine photographer of the period. 

Connoisseur Series, Let’s Pretend, Bon Vivant, Ruby Collection and dozens of individually titled publications began to line adult book store shelves. Johnson shot some of the biggest and most popular women and men of the classic “golden age” of pornography. Seka, Annette Haven, Sue Nero, Lysa Thatcher, Juliet “Aunt Peg” Anderson (Johnson’s frequent assistant), Nina Hartley (her first erotic magazine photo shoot), Mai Lin, Sharon Cain, Serena, John Leslie, Richard Pacheco, Jon Martin, Jamie Gillis, Mike Horner and so many more. An impressive list by any means, yet it may have been the friends and amateurs that Johnson shot who helped to create his best works. Playing off his model’s real fantasies achieved a level of fun, erotic energy and authenticity that was rarely seen then or since.

Johnson’s career includes other “firsts” in the business as he shot the first explicit layout for the “educational” Sex & Marriage magazine (Vol. 1 and 2), which became the first hardcore publication sold on American adult book store shelves. Most importantly, Johnson created the “point of view” (or POV) shot stating, “I realized I was paying other men to enact my own fantasies,” as he began modeling in his own hardcore photo shoots with the support of his assistants. As the industry and tastes changed alongside the AIDS scare of the mid-1980’s, Johnson eventually left the business so as not to betray his own aesthetics. 

  Johnson’s blog/website ( has expanded with digital copies of his classic publications (at a fraction of collector market prices) along with previously unseen outtakes with his memories on the various shoots. Original signed copies of these publications from his own collection will also become available soon. By opening his extensive archives making his incredible body of work available for purchase and (re)discovery, Johnson can now be viewed as one of the pioneers and masters of “golden age” erotic photography. 

An inductee into the “Legends of Erotica” Hall of Fame, Johnson is proud to proclaim himself as a “pornographer” and openly admits, “I did it for the love of porn!”

For further information, image licensing, interviews, articles, etc.:

Contact: Paul Johnson
Spirit Revealed Productions                         

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Even though Jeanne Silver has struggled financially for quite a while, she resisted asking us for help. When we finally convinced her to accept assistance, boy… did you all show up. This morning when we closed the fundraiser, more than 150 of you had given generously.

In the last few weeks, we’ve collectively raised $6,800 for Jeanne, bringing the total raised by our fundraisers for golden age adult stars to over $25,000!

Jeanne sent us this message to thank all of you who have provided help:

“To be honest I’m totally gobsmacked at how much love and support I’ve received from so many people… no, not people… friends!

I’ve always found myself the caregiver so asking for help (and admitting I needed it) was a huge step for me.

I’m truly blessed and humbled to be lifted up. I can never thank you all enough for being present in my life.

Thank you all so very much!

With lots of love and tons of Hugs,
Jeanne Silver”

The Rialto Report / Tgaaf would like to add our thanks to Jeanne’s to all of you who so generously donated (including those that wish to remain anonymous).

Those who donated $40 or more will receive a signed photo from Jeanne.

Thank you.  You are fine, fine people.

Adam Johnson
Albert Lopez
Andrew Ysiano
Annie Sprinkle
Anthony Nicoletti
April Hall
Ashley West
Balaam Camp
Brian Huey
Carl Kravats Photography
Cathryn Ellen
Cathy Brown
Charles McAvoy
Charles Paulett
Cheryl Allen
Chris Hutcheson
Christopher Masterman
Cinema Sewer movie magazine
Damin Toell
Daniel Cohn
Darrell Clingman
David Munn
David Tuszynski
David Wahl
David Zuzelo
Donald Neibling
Donavan Moye
Earl Kessler
Edward Steck
Edward Zimmerman
Eric Cline
Ermanno Biot
Ernest Zavala
Ernie Smith
Evan Kiel
Felix Gagnon
Frank Fernandez
Fred Conti
Gary Costigan
Gary Mollica
George Barry, Books
George Domkamp
George Pacheco
Glen Ratcliff
Glenn Basden
Heather Drain
Howard Gordon
Hudson Horror Show
Jacob Fleming
Jacob Sherman
James Sharp
Jami Olminsky
Jamie Gump
Jason Coffman
Jason Keeth
Jason Lawson
Jens Boeckel
Jeremie Monette
Jeremy Halperin
Jeremy Richey
Jerome Dennis
Jerry Schneiderman
Jill Nelson
Joan Spett
Joey Silvera
John, Ellen and Greg Baty
John Coxe
John Decker
John Hachem
John Kostka
John Magner
Jose Verschaffel
Joseph Edmonds
Justin Pardy
Karim Hussain
Karl Hammond
Kenneth Schaefer
Kevin Stover
Krista Long
Lainie Speiser
Léon-Paul De Bruyn
Les Baird
Lewis Thompson
Lori Stacy
Lucas Balbo
Lynsey G.
M a Roper
Mark Greenwell
Mark Kernes
Mark Murray
Mark Stillman
Martin Brooks
Martin Smith
Matias Rozenberg
Matthew Harding
Michael Frost
Michael Greenwood
MollyWalsh Video Productions
Nicholas Durham
Nick Parrett
Old Time Movies DVD
Panagiotis Kipouros
Patrick Fogerty
Paul Fishbein
Paul Osborne
Paul Parenteau
Peter Goossens
Peter Pasquale
Philip Holthaus
Raven’s Eden
Richard Johnson
Richmond Johnston
Robert Dyer
Robert Rosendahl
Robert Schipano
Robert Stoesen
Robert Vickers
Robyn Hale
Rodney Kelley
Ronney Podskalan
Ryan Koetstra
Ryan Reading
Scott Morford
Shad Daly
Shane Brown
Shawn Porter
Sid Mitzlaff
Spectacular Optical
Steffani Martin
Stephen Walsh
Steven Beale
Steven Python
Sue Nero
Ted Hatsushi
Terry Fenwick
The Computer Guy
Tigermaxx, Inc
Timothy Crawford
Tracy Johnson
Will Sloan

Sunday, November 12, 2017


In conjunction with The Rialto Report, the Jeanne Silver fundraiser is live until December 1st

Jeanne Silver is a Rialto Report favorite and her interview with us remains incredibly popular. We looked for Jeanne for almost ten years before we finally found her. When we did connect, we were worried about her reaction, especially as we’d heard she had a young daughter she was trying to protect. But we found Jeanne to be one of the warmest, kindest and most open people we’ve ever met. Not only did she agree to share her story with us, but we’ve been lucky enough to become friends with Jeanne. Her daughter Irene even modeled our Rialto Report t-shirts that were available for a limited time.

Jeanne has struggled financially for a time. We previously suggested a fundraiser, but she is fiercely independent and shies from help (even though she’s the first to give it). But recent circumstances have just become too much. Jeanne requires major dental work and faces spinal surgery in the coming months, all without sufficient health insurance. She’s in significant pain but refuses to take drugs even though she feels she may be on the cusp of depression.

In addition to her health issues, Jeanne’s car is no longer operational. Because she lives in a location without adequate public transportation, this means Jeanne is struggling to work. And did we mention what that work is? Jeanne has dedicated her later life to assisting the elderly, helping them with tasks like shopping and doctors’ appointments and house cleaning. And perhaps just as important, Jeanne spends time in conversation with those she helps and listens to their stories – offering them companionship many no longer get. This work includes helping her own mother who Jeanne supplies with groceries from the limited money she earns.

To top this all off, Jeanne is being evicted from her home right as the holidays roll around. With little time and few resources, Jeanne needs to find a new place to live for herself and the adopted pets she cares for and loves dearly.

So, we finally convinced Jeanne to let us and her generous fans help her. When we pushed the topic, Jeanne answered “I hate asking but I’m in a pit and can’t dig myself out on my own this time. I want to be that happy person that I know is buried under this mess. I miss me.”

Please show Jeanne how much she is loved and appreciated. As you know we do not accept advertising on The Rialto Report and never charge for the original content we offer every week. We’ve had many people ask us how they can thank us for the work we do – these fundraisers are the answer. In conjunction with the Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we’ve raised almost $20,000 for people like Sharon Mitchel, Kay Parker, Tom Byron and George Payne – all because of your generosity.

No amount is too small – but as an extra incentive, every donation $40 and above will receive a personalized signed photo from Jeanne. And the donor who gives the most by the end of the fundraiser will receive a signed prosthetic leg previously worn by Jeanne. It’s hard to imagine a better conversation piece in your home!

This fundraiser will remain open until Friday December 1st but please don’t wait. Show your appreciation for Jeanne right now using the Donate link below.

And thank you as always for your generosity. We are so grateful for your willingness to help.

THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who helped!