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The Incredible XXX Cult Posters of Westgate Gallery

Debbie Does Dallas (USA, 1978) The second most-famous porno title in history (after Deep Throat), this hit the stroke-circuit at the height of Cowboys Cheerleader Mania, catapulting dewy blonde Bambi Woods to cult stardom, two sequels and then a fall off the face of the earth. One of the most sought-after X-rated 1-sheets and rarely available in such pristine, linen-backed condition.

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The Devil's Playground (USA, 1976) Proving that sometimes the most squalid porno films brought us the very best posters, this is one of the very best. As indicated, this poverty-stricken San Francisco sickie features a Bonaduce-esque Lucifer corrupting 3 jailbait tarts (played by 20-something starlets, despite the Girl Scout and Catholic school uniforms) into a variety of grubby sexcapades, including uncle-f*cking with a young Paul Thomas, who'd just been in Jesus Christ Superstar. No record of what Andrew Lloyd Webber thought of this.

Westgategallery.com is an online original movie poster boutique specializing in rare & outrageous Classic, Cult, Exploitation, Giallo, Golden Age XXX & Horror, with one of the largest selections of painted/illustrated porno 1 sheets and Italian subway posters every collected.

Some of their most amazing pieces will be the subject of a huge gallery show at Lethal Amounts in downtown Los Angeles, opening Friday, May 15 at 8 PM. The event will showcase a large group of fully restored, linen-backed posters the likes of which are rarely available in such pristine form. More information here. Keep reading for a gallery of posters, along with full details of the event...


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Tapestry of Passion  (USA, 1976)  Johnny Wadd pours the pork to Annette Haven & Lesllie Bovee while trying to finger a murderess, but the real surprise twist is that this is the original concept art painting for the theatrical 1-sheet, and it was done by renowned poster artist Chet Collom, who kept it discreet by not signing his XXX posters.  This  31 x 43" flat represents a very rare opportunity to own a piece of Porno Chic history.
Tapestry of Passion (USA, 1976) Johnny Wadd pours the pork to Annette Haven & Lesllie Bovee while trying to finger a murderess, but the real surprise twist is that this is the original concept art painting for the theatrical 1-sheet, and it was done by renowned poster artist Chet Collom, who kept it discreet by not signing his XXX posters. This 31 x 43" flat represents a very rare opportunity to own a piece of Porno Chic history.
Tapestry of Passion (USA, 1976) Johnny Wadd pours the pork to Annette Haven & Lesllie Bovee while trying to finger a murderess, but the real surprise twist is that this is the original concept art painting for the theatrical 1-sheet, and it was done by renowned poster artist Chet Collom, who kept it discreet by not signing his XXX posters. This 31 x 43" flat represents a very rare opportunity to own a piece of Porno Chic history.
Debbie Does Dallas  (USA, 1978)  The second most-famous porno title in history (after Deep Throat), this hit the stroke-circuit at the height of Cowboys Cheerleader Mania, catapulting dewy blonde Bambi Woods to cult stardom, two sequels and then a fall off the face of the earth.  One of the most sought-after X-rated 1-sheets and rarely available in such pristine, linen-backed condition.
Debbie Does Dallas (USA, 1978) The second most-famous porno title in history (after Deep Throat), this hit the stroke-circuit at the height of Cowboys Cheerleader Mania, catapulting dewy blonde Bambi Woods to cult stardom, two sequels and then a fall off the face of the earth. One of the most sought-after X-rated 1-sheets and rarely available in such pristine, linen-backed condition.
Debbie Does Dallas (USA, 1978) The second most-famous porno title in history (after Deep Throat), this hit the stroke-circuit at the height of Cowboys Cheerleader Mania, catapulting dewy blonde Bambi Woods to cult stardom, two sequels and then a fall off the face of the earth. One of the most sought-after X-rated 1-sheets and rarely available in such pristine, linen-backed condition.
Valley of the Dolls  (USA, 1967)  The grandmother of all beach reads quickly hit screens and became an instant camp classic of show-biz agony!  Three sweet young things reach for the stars and get sucked into a triple-nightmare of unsatisfying fame, horrendous musical numbers, rampant prescription drug-abuse and "fag" husbands while spouting some of the best dialogue in movie history.  This 81 x 81" billboard 6-sheet is believed to be the only one left, anywhere.  Someone in this town has a big naked wall screaming for this incredible find from the Showgirls of the 60's!
Valley of the Dolls (USA, 1967) The grandmother of all beach reads quickly hit screens and became an instant camp classic of show-biz agony! Three sweet young things reach for the stars and get sucked into a triple-nightmare of unsatisfying fame, horrendous musical numbers, rampant prescription drug-abuse and "fag" husbands while spouting some of the best dialogue in movie history. This 81 x 81" billboard 6-sheet is believed to be the only one left, anywhere. Someone in this town has a big naked wall screaming for this incredible find from the Showgirls of the 60's!
Valley of the Dolls (USA, 1967) The grandmother of all beach reads quickly hit screens and became an instant camp classic of show-biz agony! Three sweet young things reach for the stars and get sucked into a triple-nightmare of unsatisfying fame, horrendous musical numbers, rampant prescription drug-abuse and "fag" husbands while spouting some of the best dialogue in movie history. This 81 x 81" billboard 6-sheet is believed to be the only one left, anywhere. Someone in this town has a big naked wall screaming for this incredible find from the Showgirls of the 60's!
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Andy Warhol's Bad  (USA, 1977)  While waiting for a long-overdue special edition uncut Blu Ray release including the complete dropped-baby-hits-sidewalk splatter-scene (you heard me), honor this gleefully toxic deadpan dark comedy cult classic with a 55 x 118" Italian billboard, featuring Warholian portraits of star Carroll Baker as Queens electrologist/hit-girl dispatcher Hazel Aiken, the meanest woman outside of a John Waters film.
Andy Warhol's Bad (USA, 1977) While waiting for a long-overdue special edition uncut Blu Ray release including the complete dropped-baby-hits-sidewalk splatter-scene (you heard me), honor this gleefully toxic deadpan dark comedy cult classic with a 55 x 118" Italian billboard, featuring Warholian portraits of star Carroll Baker as Queens electrologist/hit-girl dispatcher Hazel Aiken, the meanest woman outside of a John Waters film.
Andy Warhol's Bad (USA, 1977) While waiting for a long-overdue special edition uncut Blu Ray release including the complete dropped-baby-hits-sidewalk splatter-scene (you heard me), honor this gleefully toxic deadpan dark comedy cult classic with a 55 x 118" Italian billboard, featuring Warholian portraits of star Carroll Baker as Queens electrologist/hit-girl dispatcher Hazel Aiken, the meanest woman outside of a John Waters film.
Les Jouisseuses  (France, 1975)  The French porn industry started slowly then exploded in the mid-70's with a non-stop deluge erotique of glossy, sophisticated filth-fests, many of which never made it to the US.  They all seemed to play Italy, though, resulting in an enormous array of gorgeous subway posters like this ultra-scarce 55 x 78" 2-panel by Ferrari/Studio Paradiso, perfect for a decadent hipster boudoir.
Les Jouisseuses (France, 1975) The French porn industry started slowly then exploded in the mid-70's with a non-stop deluge erotique of glossy, sophisticated filth-fests, many of which never made it to the US. They all seemed to play Italy, though, resulting in an enormous array of gorgeous subway posters like this ultra-scarce 55 x 78" 2-panel by Ferrari/Studio Paradiso, perfect for a decadent hipster boudoir.
Les Jouisseuses (France, 1975) The French porn industry started slowly then exploded in the mid-70's with a non-stop deluge erotique of glossy, sophisticated filth-fests, many of which never made it to the US. They all seemed to play Italy, though, resulting in an enormous array of gorgeous subway posters like this ultra-scarce 55 x 78" 2-panel by Ferrari/Studio Paradiso, perfect for a decadent hipster boudoir.
A XXX takeoff of Splash, featuring bosomy backstabber & fake ID enthusiast Traci Lords as the mermaid!  Shot on film with a decent budget, this joined Traci's other 60-ish hardcore titles made before her 18th birthday on the Banned List, so reshoots were done 2 years later with Ginger Lynn (who actually spent months in jail for refusing to testify against the industry that had been duped by the devious Redondo High dropout) in the fishtail.  Finding an original American 1-sheet for ANY of Traci's forbidden films is tough enough, but this one has been linen-backed to perfection by the sadly defunct Postersmith in Seattle.
A XXX takeoff of Splash, featuring bosomy backstabber & fake ID enthusiast Traci Lords as the mermaid! Shot on film with a decent budget, this joined Traci's other 60-ish hardcore titles made before her 18th birthday on the Banned List, so reshoots were done 2 years later with Ginger Lynn (who actually spent months in jail for refusing to testify against the industry that had been duped by the devious Redondo High dropout) in the fishtail. Finding an original American 1-sheet for ANY of Traci's forbidden films is tough enough, but this one has been linen-backed to perfection by the sadly defunct Postersmith in Seattle.
A XXX takeoff of Splash, featuring bosomy backstabber & fake ID enthusiast Traci Lords as the mermaid! Shot on film with a decent budget, this joined Traci's other 60-ish hardcore titles made before her 18th birthday on the Banned List, so reshoots were done 2 years later with Ginger Lynn (who actually spent months in jail for refusing to testify against the industry that had been duped by the devious Redondo High dropout) in the fishtail. Finding an original American 1-sheet for ANY of Traci's forbidden films is tough enough, but this one has been linen-backed to perfection by the sadly defunct Postersmith in Seattle.
The Jade Pussycat  (USA, 1977)  The late, lamented schlongster John Holmes gets to the bottom (and vaginas) of the twisted case of a priceless stolen jade figurine with mystical priapic powers in this San Francisco porn-noir from the Johnny Wadd series, famously parodied by Mark Wahlberg in PT Anderson's Boogie Nights.  The unsigned artwork perfectly captures the disco-era decadence that makes XXX posters so collectible.  Big John's mustache and tragic sex-bomb Linda Wong are thankfully present & accounted for.
The Jade Pussycat (USA, 1977) The late, lamented schlongster John Holmes gets to the bottom (and vaginas) of the twisted case of a priceless stolen jade figurine with mystical priapic powers in this San Francisco porn-noir from the Johnny Wadd series, famously parodied by Mark Wahlberg in PT Anderson's Boogie Nights. The unsigned artwork perfectly captures the disco-era decadence that makes XXX posters so collectible. Big John's mustache and tragic sex-bomb Linda Wong are thankfully present & accounted for.
The Jade Pussycat (USA, 1977) The late, lamented schlongster John Holmes gets to the bottom (and vaginas) of the twisted case of a priceless stolen jade figurine with mystical priapic powers in this San Francisco porn-noir from the Johnny Wadd series, famously parodied by Mark Wahlberg in PT Anderson's Boogie Nights. The unsigned artwork perfectly captures the disco-era decadence that makes XXX posters so collectible. Big John's mustache and tragic sex-bomb Linda Wong are thankfully present & accounted for.
Gestapo's Last Orgy (Italy, 1977) The so-scabrous Nazisploitation genre, a deliciously tasteless Italian mash-up of women-in-prison and gory horror inspired by the profits of the Canadian Ilsa She Wolf of the SS, is raucously repped by this spellbinding trash treat, which aims for Night Porter-level romantic psychodrama but can't help shoving in essential sleaze ingredients like feasting on infants and a torture-tank full of slavering rats-- obviously played by adorable, frisky gerbils. Huge 39x55" Italian subway poster, on linen, with stunning pulpy art by sexploitation specialists Mario Piovano/Studio Paradiso.
Gestapo's Last Orgy (Italy, 1977) The so-scabrous Nazisploitation genre, a deliciously tasteless Italian mash-up of women-in-prison and gory horror inspired by the profits of the Canadian Ilsa She Wolf of the SS, is raucously repped by this spellbinding trash treat, which aims for Night Porter-level romantic psychodrama but can't help shoving in essential sleaze ingredients like feasting on infants and a torture-tank full of slavering rats-- obviously played by adorable, frisky gerbils. Huge 39x55" Italian subway poster, on linen, with stunning pulpy art by sexploitation specialists Mario Piovano/Studio Paradiso.
Gestapo's Last Orgy (Italy, 1977) The so-scabrous Nazisploitation genre, a deliciously tasteless Italian mash-up of women-in-prison and gory horror inspired by the profits of the Canadian Ilsa She Wolf of the SS, is raucously repped by this spellbinding trash treat, which aims for Night Porter-level romantic psychodrama but can't help shoving in essential sleaze ingredients like feasting on infants and a torture-tank full of slavering rats-- obviously played by adorable, frisky gerbils. Huge 39x55" Italian subway poster, on linen, with stunning pulpy art by sexploitation specialists Mario Piovano/Studio Paradiso.
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The event on May 15th will include special celebrity guests like Mink Stole, X-rated royalty Serena, Jeanne Silver, Suze Randall & Annie Sprinkle, where they can personally inscribe acquisitions from their films. Additionally, Hollywood's Cinefamily is planning a week-long film festival highlighting the movies behind the posters. It will kick off with a screening of DESPERATE LIVING hosted by Mink Stole on Thursday, May 14 and will also include some very rare XXX programs which will feature the all-star vampire hit DRACULA SUCKS and the amazing porno-chic Gothic THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

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