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Born: September 23, 1948, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 18, 1981, Vista, San Diego County, California, USA
Cause of death: Renal failure from alcoholism
Notable because: Pioneering porn star - one of the first film actresses in porn who is considered one of the most influential.
Tina Russell was the stage name of a pioneering adult film actress active in New York between about 1970 and 1975. She also performed in some of the earliest "live sex shows" to appear in New York in the early-1970s (they actually featured simulated sex). Russell was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
She grew up in the small community of Williamsport and graduated from the local high school there in 1966. While in high school, she was active in the class committee, the play committee, student newspaper, library assistant, swim club, bowling, chorus, Hi-Tri, and Future Nurses. When she graduated from high school, her intention was to attend nursing school, but that summer, she went to stay with a girlfriend in Greenwich Village, New York City, and ended up staying and working in a leather craft shop for a year. The next summer, she returned to Williamsport, and attended the local Lycoming College in 1967-68, majoring in Psychology.
In the late-1960s, she married photographer John Sanderson, later called Jason Russell, and the couple moved to New York City, where Russell enrolled in New York University. Under the pseudonyms Jason and Tina Russell, the couple began their film careers appearing in "loops"--very short, plotless pornographic films which were shown in peepshows in New York's Times Square. They appeared in a number of "marriage manual" films during the early 1970s and Tina Russell was a featured actress in some of the earliest hardcore pornographic feature films to be produced in New York.
Sometime in the mid-1970s, the Russells' relationship ended. Tina Russell became depressed and alcoholic. She was visiting her brother in San Diego in May 1981 when she collapsed and was hospitalized. She died several days later of renal failure. Russell is buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, under her birth name.
In 1985, Russell was posthumously inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame.
She used the film aliases - Lina Russell, Dianna Baker, Tina Russel, Diana Baker, Linda Sanduson, Linda Sanderson
Editorial Review: BOOKS INCLUDE:
TURDS IN THE PUNCH BOWL by Jen Ashton
Turds in the Punch Bowl is not your ordinary tale of friendship. Though unconventional in its material, this story is both hilarious and sweet. Meet Joe, the author’s quirky best friend, sidekick and, quite literally, partner in crime. A stunning mix between Seth Rogan, Alfred E. Neuman and Cosmo Kramer, Joe takes the author on a series of wild adventures spanning the last decade, from losing his dignity to finding his dad in a swinger’s club. Chock-full of irreverent wit and banter, this book is a laugh-out-loud narrative filled with unexpected moments of honest endearment within a friendship that anyone would count themselves blessed to have, but most aren't lucky enough to find.
LOST AT THE CON by Bryan Young
Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a science fiction and fantasy convention. Though he'd rather be at home drinking his liver to death, his spiteful editor delivers an ultimatum: take the assignment or lose the steady paycheck. Since Cobb can't afford to turn down the job, he heads to Atlanta and dives head first into the realm of Griffin*Con, renowned the world over as the Mardis Gras of geek conventions. There, he finds all of the science fiction, fantasy, and cosplay he would expect, but he also finds something more sinister: a seedy underbelly of geeky debauchery, slash fiction, booze, sex, and drugs. Can he make it through this assignment without snapping and winding up on the front page himself? Or will the entire experience change him in ways he never imagined possible? It's been called "A masterful blend of fictional Gonzo journalism and geek culture that is sure to please audiences inside and outside the geek community."
THE WARLIZARD CHRONICLES by Warlizard
My new fiancée Betty and I were sitting on the couch, watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show when she looked over at me and casually said, "My first orgasm came from a dog."
As I sat there stunned, trying to control my reactions and collect myself, I had two immediate thoughts:
1. Now I know why my dog likes her better.
2. I wish this were the worst thing she'd ever told me.
And so begins the descent into the crazy improbable world of Warlizard, an average guy with an exceptional life. With no excuses and no apologies, Warlizard lives his life by one simple rule - "If opportunity knocks, answer the door." Gulf War Veteran, womanizer and serial troublemaker, sometimes he wins, sometimes he loses, but his stories are outlandish, extreme, fast-paced and funny as hell.
TURDS, NERDS & THE TOTALLY ABSURD, A Laugh Out Loud Boxed Set…three storytellers of hilarious misadventures in one very funny eBook collection!
*Ashton Edition. Please note this book can also be found under the following titles:
AN ORGY OF LAUGHTER: by Bryan Young
MENAGE A TROIS: by Warlizard
Manufacturer: Vinegar Syndrome
Amazon Price: $15.27
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Editorial Review: We invite you to enjoy a genuine Times Square cinema program, c. 1970!
First a sultry preview of coming attractions, then four sex soaked shorts unfold in skin realism color: CLINICAL SEX, ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT, NAKED SEXES and THE DIFFERENT SEX.
Finally, the main attraction, THE ORAL GENERATION, a penetrating scientific study in oral love! You'll learn about love between men and women, women and women, and every variety in between. All your questions will be answered in explicit, close-up detail!
This collection marks the home video debuts of all of the included titles, which have been restored in 2K from their original 35mm camera negatives!
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