February 02, 2009 07:59am
Vivid Erotic Storefront
Source: Vivid PR
by: Company Press Release
World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in L.A. To Open ''All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography From Vivid Entertainment'' Exhibit with Reception On Valentine's Day, Sat., Feb. 14th. Exhibit Shows How XXX Rated Films Have Entered the Mainstream with Classics from Ginger Lynn to Jenna Jameson and Beyond. Event Includes Screening of Excerpts from Vivid's ''Deeper Throat'' Premium Cable TV Series Debuting that Evening.
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- World of Wonder Productions, (WoW) an independent film and television production powerhouse, will present an exciting new exhibit titled ''All-American Porn: 25 Years of Erotic Photography from Vivid Entertainment,'' at its popular storefront gallery at 6650 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.
The exhibit, which will start on Sunday, February 15th will be a cornerstone event in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Vivid Entertainment. An extensive collection of cover art collectibles and never- before-seen, limited edition behind-the-scenes photos that chronicle the history of modern porn will be on display.
Vivid is widely recognized as the world's leading adult film company, with iconic Vivid Girl stars such as Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Ginger Lynn, Christy Canyon,Sunny Leone, Nikki Jayne, Hanna Hilton, Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander,Meggan Mallone and many others.
An opening reception party takes place on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14 from 7PM – 11PM, with an open cocktail bar at which guests will be able to meet Vivid Girls. Guests will also enjoy a screening of excerpts from ''Deeper Throat'' Vivid's third premium cable TV series which debuts that evening. The exhibit continues for four weeks through March 13th with hours of noon to 6 PM from Tuesday through Saturday.
A free star-studded Vivid panel discussion will be offered along with the exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 19th starting at 7pm and followed by a party with an open bar to meet the presenters. The panel will be hosted by World of Wonder co- founder Fenton Bailey (co-director of Inside Deep throat; co-executive producer of Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation) Topics include:
-How Vivid became the world's top adult studio offered by the company's co- founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch;
-How to direct an adult movie, presented by legendary director Paul Thomas and
-What it takes to be an adult superstar with inside tips from Vivid Girls.
RSVP for media for the Feb. 14th opening party or the Feb. 19th panel, contact Jackie@vivid.com.
RSVP for non-media attendees is Thairin Smothers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify which event you will be attending. All guests need to be 18- years-of-age or older.
''Vivid revolutionized the adult film industry – bringing high production quality to adult films for the first time and creating some of the most iconic names in pop culture by cultivating the careers of stars like Jameson and Lynn,'' said WoW founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. ''Vivid had a dramatic impact on the industry with its very first movie, ''Ginger,'' starring Ginger Lynn in 1984. Until ''Ginger'' most adult movies were marketed with explicit images on their VHS covers, and as a result were hidden from view by retailers. Vivid changed all that with beautifully designed covers that had strong mainstream appeal and showed gorgeous women, glamorous photography and stylish art direction.
Of course, it wasn't long before most other companies in the industry followed Vivid. Our exhibit will focus on the greatest covers of the past quarter century and compelling behind-the-scenes photos from Vivid Entertainment, Vivid-Alt and Vivid Men movies and many are truly works of art.''
Since its founding by Steven Hirsch and David James, Vivid has led the adult industry to an unprecedented level of mainstream media acceptance. By emphasizing its famous ''Vivid Girls,'' the elite among adult actresses, Vivid has established a clear brand name identity. It has solidified its strong leadership position in domestic U.S. adult video sales and rentals, expanded the market by producing films enjoyed by couples in addition to the traditional male audience, and developed diverse revenue streams in international markets. The company is unequaled in mastering fast-growing areas such as wireless communications and video-on-demand (VOD). It was the first to introduce movies in both HD DVD and Blu-Ray formats with its production of ''Debbie does Dallas…Again.'' Vivid movies and talent have won more AVN Awards than those of any other adult film company.
Mr. Hirsch continued to differentiate Vivid in a crowded market with compelling cut-through-the-clutter cover girl packaging for its video box covers. He also pioneered the ''Vivid Girl'' concept, early on which revived the Hollywood studio system of signing the most beautiful and talented adult stars to exclusive contracts. He then made the faces of Vivid Girls familiar through billboards in high traffic venues such as Sunset Boulevard and Times Square and through advertising, publishing, marketing and extensive product licensing.
A portion of the profits from the sale of any of the photo art from this exhibit will be donated to AIM (Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation). AIM is a non-profit corporation which cares for the physical and emotional needs of sex workers and those who work in the adult entertainment industry through HIV and STD testing, treatment, counseling and support services.
The exhibition was co-curated by Thairin Smothers, James St. James and Steven Corfe.
''We’re looking forward immensely to unveiling this show where porn meets art. Having the Vivid Girls in attendance is going to make it an exciting and beautiful event,'' said Mr. St. James.
About World of Wonder:
World of Wonder was founded by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in 1992. Since then the company has amassed a library of branded properties across all platforms, including such well known films as Party Monster, the Eyes of Tammy Faye, Inside Deep Throat, and television shows Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Pam: Girl on the Loose, Million Dollar Listing, RuPaul's Drag Race and entertainment blog the Wow Report (www.worldofwonder.net). WoW's third cable TV series with Vivid is titled ''Deeper Throat'' and debuts on premium cable TV on February 14, 2009. The producers have never shied away from controversial themes and have worked with every major network, including HBO, BBC, Showtime, and Bravo. Their most popular online arena, the Wow Report, boasts 500,000 unique visits per month.
Vivid Entertainment Group, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, is the world's leading adult film company. Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films and with a licensing and marketing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing and many other products including the best selling book 'How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide' co-authored by the Vivid Girls and published by HarperCollins. For more information contact Jackie@vivid.com.