THE BACK ROS
THE BEST OF SUPERSTARS (compilation)
CENTURIANS OF ROME
THE EROTIC HISTORY OF CHRISTOPHER RAGE, VOL 1 (compilation)
FALCON PAC 15: YOU GOT IT ALL
KISS TODAY GOODBYE
LIGHT BLUE HANKY (compilation)
MEN BETWEEN THEMSELVES
MEN COME FIRST
excerpt from "The Avon Dynasty"
by Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford
Mrs. (Chelley) Wilson set Phil Prince up with Phil Todero, a bewigged
old queen who ostensibly managed the Eros Theater. Apart from producing
the early John Holmes vehicle Kama Sutra '71, Todero had been a DJ
in the early 1960s payola era. Todero was so low he stole $50 out of
the minuscule $125 pay envelopes of the Eros' male dancers. As Phil's
anonymous producer, Todero would skim from him, too.
Phil began assembling
his dream cast. He started off with performers who had impressed him
in Davian's films, particularly Sharon Mitchell. George Payne, the
man he chose to incarnate his vision of a maniacal sadist, was a hustler
who specialized in abuse scenes. He first gained widespread notice
with the 1972 hardcore gay classic, The Back Row, in which he played
an anxious midnight cowboy lusting after blonde Fire Island floozie
Casey Donovan. George also starred in the Amero Brothers' all male
blockbuster, Kiss Today Goodbye, but he loathed his gay image because
it limited his cash flow.
George's personal and professional relationship
with Vanessa Del Rio aided his transition into a straight character
actor. A longtime speedfreak and freebase user, George robbed Vanessa
of her furs, jewelry and several thousand dollars. Several days later,
he returned with the jewels and furs, but no money. Vanessa threw him
out and George became known as troublesome. By the time Phil found
him, George had deteriorated into a risky, bad off transient. He had
been sleeping on a plastic couch by the pay phone of the Amero Brothers'
Broadway Arms Baths. Although George had inexplicably not lost his
looks, his hair had reverted to its natural silver because he couldn't
afford dye. Phil went with it, casting him as an older man.
"The Avon Story" history
of the infamous theatres and film-makers of NY Times Square.