The adult film industry in America came to exist, and was allowed to flourish, thanks almost entirely to the work of Jewish trailblazers.

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“Triple-exthnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry” – The Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2004 (Archive)

"Jews in the American porn industry" – Luke Ford via (Luke Ford is a long-time adult entertainment blogger who converted to Orthodox Judaism. His other website is This article covers most of the individuals shown on this table.)

A History of X” – A book by Luke Ford discussing the adult film industry, and touches on the topics in this InfoTable.

“Play reveals naked truth behind ‘Deep Throat’” – Jewish Journal, 2013

“Al Goldstein Is Dead — and Our Culture Is a Little Poorer” – The Jewish Daily Forward

“The route from St. Peter to porn” [Paul Thomas] – San Francisco Examiner, 1976

“A Case To Watch: People v. Adam Glasser” – PBS Frontline

“Allderdice grad’s book recalls his porn star days” [Richard Pacheco] – Post Gazette

“SCREW Interview with Jamie Gillis: The Hamlet of Hard-Core,” – SCREW, May 17, 1976

“Raw Talent – The Adult Film Industry as Seen by Its Most Popular Male Star” – Jerry Butler, Robert H. Rimmer, Catherine Tavel

“’80s Adult Icon Jerry Butler Dies” – AVN

“Jews Love Black Cock” [Joanna Angel and Abella Danger] – IMDb

‘Deep Throat’ porn actor Harry Reems dies after turbulent life – The Columbus Dispatch

“Porn Legend Harry Reems Dead At 65” – Seattle Gay Scene

“Joe Francis? Jonah Frankel? Does it matter?” – JStyleMagazine

“Paul Thomas” – IMDb

“Former porn star [Jenna Jameson] turns kosher cook as she announces conversion to Judaism” – The Times of Israel

Samuel Roth – Wikipedia

Reuben Sturman – Wikipedia

Al Goldstein – Wikipedia

Steven Hirsch – Wikipedia

Bobby Hollander – Wikipedia

Mark Spiegler – Wikipedia

Joe Francis – Wikipedia

Seth Warshavsky – Wikipedia

Greg Lansky – Wikipedia

Ron Jeremy – Wikipedia

Ralph Ginzburg – Wikipedia

Radley Metzger – Wikipedia

Herschel Savage – Wikipedia

Michael Lucas – Wikipedia

Nina Hartley – Wikipedia

Annie Sprinkle – Wikipedia

Joanna Angel – Wikipedia

James Deen – Wikipedia

Abella Danger – Wikipedia

Jamie Gillis – Wikipedia

Richard Pacheco – Wikipedia

Seymore Butts – Wikipedia

Paul Thomas – Wikipedia

Jerry Butler – Wikipedia

Harry Reems – Wikipedia

Gloria Leonard – Wikipedia

Jenna Jameson – Wikipedia

Randy West – Wikipedia

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