Bob Chinn – The History of Pornography (1970)
Interview mrskin.com :
“There have been a lot of movies made and books written about the Golden Age of Porn, but they usually start around the time of Deep Throat. And yet you made a movie called The History of Pornography under the name Höns Wegmunsen way back in 1970. What’s the story behind that?
We were making 16mm movies for the storefronts, but they were softcore. Then a documentary called Pornography in Denmark or something came out and you could see actual penetration on the screen.
And I thought, “If they can get away with it, we can.” So we proposed the idea to Canyon Films. What we did was primarily photograph a lot of still pictures and stuff like that but we added a couple of hardcore loops to see if we could get away with it. This was before they were really showing hardcore on screen. And we did get away with it, under the guise of a documentary.
So we quickly followed up with something called Sexus in Paradise. The owner of Canyon Films had a lot of Hawaii footage because he shot surfing films. So we had a lot of Hawaii footage, which we put together with some loops, and we got away with that too!
From then on, we were making hardcore films”