I should backtrack just a bit to say that two days before the kick-off, I was a guest on Playboy Spice Radio with hosts, Christy Canyon and Ginger Lynn. They are excellent hosts and we had a great time. Both ladies received copies of the book that afternoon. The following day, I was surprised and pleased when Ginger phoned to thank me for portraying her and her colleagues in a beautiful light. She'd gone home the night before and read four chapters. (Given the size of the book, I give her a lot of credit!) You can't buy that kind of affirmation which really means a lot as the facilitator of this story. Amber Lynn has since expressed a similar sentiment. Thank you so much ladies.
On Friday evening, the 30th, we made an encore appearance with ten of the ladies from the previous evening coming out in the rain (yes, rain) where they again wowed a loving crowd of people that filled the store to the rafters. The store's owner, Jeff, did an outstanding job accommodating the guests and keeping things running smoothly. Margold was terrific acting as MC once more, and after I read the book's introduction, we opened the floor to a Q&A with the audience and media before the book signing began. Thanks to the ladies and to all involved, we are very proud to announce that every single copy of Golden Goddesses in Hollywood last weekend, was sold out at both stores.
Only once before did I have the opportunity to stand in gratitude after more than four years of hard work when my friend and co-author Jennifer Sugar and I held our book launch at Book Soup in Hollywood on August 8th, 2008 for the release of John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches. I thought about Jennifer on Thursday evening while milling in and amongst the crowd and I smiled at the recollection of another sensational evening.
A special thanks to Carl Gerard and Dominic Ace for sharing photos (and video) taken and shot at Hustler Hollywood, and to Amanda Brooks for sharing photos taken at the Larry Edmunds' event. Thank you to David Edwards for sharing photos over both evenings, and also to Kenji for pictures taken at Larry Edmunds. Videographer Rob Clampett will also be sharing footage from the Hustler event in forthcoming weeks in addition to photos to be posted here and on facebook.
Additional photos can be viewed at the following links here: Hustler Photos by Emmreport
and here: Hollywood.com