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Giant revolutionary girls on Broadway…

Billboards are one of my favorite photographic subjects, and particularly billboards with enormous images of women. There are more than a few scattered throughout this blog. Here is my latest snapshot, a picture of a promotion for a new Amazon series that started streaming on 10/28/16. The billboard is on Broadway a few blocks above Times Square.

A very arresting group portrait.

A very arresting group portrait.


When I first saw the image a couple of weeks ago, when I was going to get some coffee, I was immediately struck by how familiar the girls looked, even though I didn’t know them. I thought the head bands worn by the two on the ends were odd, because at first I thought these were contemporary characters and you rarely see women wear head bands anymore. Then, when I learned the show takes place in the late 1960s (it’s about female journalists protesting their treatment in the workplace), I realized that, in a way, I did know these gals–that’s what most young ladies looked like back then.

So I get a nice little nostalgic twinge every time I see these pretty faces coming at me from long ago…



The morning after I wrote the above, the billboard was gone, replaced by something so boring it wasn’t even worth taking a picture of. So I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate about making a record of GIRLS GIRLS REVOLT while it was up.

In fact, I made several pictures of it, at different times. Here are two more, taken at night:





Although the pic is far from perfect, I do like the one where the faces are glimpsed between the trucks. I wish I’d got the exposure better, but I shot it with my flip phone.

Fortunately, I discovered there is also another, vertical version of the billboard about a block away, on Seventh Avenue, and here the girls loom large against the buildings almost assembled in an ominous mass against them…



Don’t know how long this second billboard will be up, but at least I’ve captured it. Someday I’ll have to locate the shot-on-film images I took of the huge Jessica Alba billboard that hung on the Hearst Building many years ago; I shot those pictures on film, but I can’t remember where I put the prints. Too much on my mind lately…

Well, I love my giantesses! 😉



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Posted by on October 30, 2016 in, New York City, Times Square


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Learn more about Candida Royalle

In my last post I told you about the memorial service for Candida Royalle, the 70s pornstar who, starting in the 80s, became the pioneering feminist erotica filmmaker. Now I want to mention that in the current issue of Penthouse Forum for January 2016, available both on newsstands and in digital format here, I have an article, my first for this magazine, that tells you more in depth about her life and work. It’s under my other byline, Neil Wexler, which I use for non-fiction and interviews.



Editor Eric Danville—himself the well-known chronicler of the life of another porn legend with his definitive book The Complete Linda Lovelace—called me in September 2015, shortly after Candida died, and asked if I’d write a tribute to her. I didn’t know Candida except as a friendly professional acquaintance in the New York porn business, so it was quite a revelation to research her story in depth, get poignant memories and thoughts from some of her closest friends, and discover not only how accomplished she was as a producer, director, actress, screenwriter, singer, book author, sex toy designer, and speaker on human sexuality—but also to learn how very many friends she had, and how beloved and respected she was by a wide circle of diverse people.

The title of the piece is “The Really Groovy Life of Candida Royalle,” taken from something one of her old high school friends told me. I hope you’ll check it out and be inspired to watch some of her films, all readily available on DVD and streaming. A good place to start would be at


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