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President
Free Speech Coalition

Administrative Director
Adult Film Association

President
Adult Film Association

Administrative Director
Adult Video Association

Publisher
High Society magazine

President
Adult Film Association of America

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High Society

Publisher
High Society


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Gloria Leonard

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Five adult film stars from New York's "Golden Age of Porn," Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle and Veronica Vera, came together in 1983 to create Club 90, the first-ever porn star support group.

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- Gloria Leonard debated some of the toughest anti-porn activists and toured college campuses as a self-described "stand up constitutionalist", enlightening students on the First Amendment. She was the first woman president of the Free Speech Coalition.
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Mses. Hart, Leonard, Royalle and Vera were each awarded the degree Doctor of Human Sexuality in 2014.
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Featuring clips of the group's favorite work from both sides of the camera, A TRIBUTE TO CLUB 90 will also include a special remembrance of Gloria Leonard, who passed away in 2013, along with frank and funny reminiscences of the days when NYC was America's sex film capital, movies were shot on 35mm film, and Times Square was strictly x-rated.
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GLORIA LEONARD In a career which both began and ended behind the scenes, front and center is where Gloria Leonard spent most of her professional life. Whether as an actress or director of such adult classics as "Misty Beethoven," "Fortune Smiles," "Taboo: American Style," or as a much sought-after guest on countless talk shows (Oprah, Geraldo, Maury, Larry King, Howard Stern et al), Gloria was an enigmatic presence whose patrician earthiness vies with a disarming intellect for your attention.
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Ms. Leonard was also the host of her own television shows - "The Leonard Report: For Adults Only" and later, "Gloria Leonard's Hot Shopper Hour," a humorously hedonist paean to TV home shopping which featured sexy merchandise, interesting guests, film reviews and comic relief. Vogue magazine's review recommended that the Fox Network snap her up. Gloria's fourteen-year stint as Publisher of "High Society" magazine often thrust her into the eye of intense media hurricanes. She pioneered the publishing of "celebrity skin. With Gloria at the helm, 'High Society' became one of the best selling newsstand magazines in America. Ms. Leonard was an ardent feminist and First Amendment advocate who debated extensively on the issues of pornography, censorship and their impact on the women's movement at dozens of colleges and universities. She served as President of the Adult Film Association, Administrative Director of the Adult Video Association and was a two-term President Emeritus of the Free Speech Coalition. Gloria Leonard was born in New York City and single-handedly raised a successful, charming daughter, who in turn, has a daughter of her own.


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In a career which moved frantically behind the scenes, front and center is where Gloria Leonard has spent most of her professional days. Leonard grew up in New York and, before entering the adult industry, worked for three years as a registered representative of the now-defunct Schweickart and Company on Wall street. She also worked for various public relations firms, starting out as a copywriter for Elektra Records and set coordinator in films. Gloria was a much sought-after guest on countless talk shows (Oprah, Sally, Geraldo, Maury, Howard Stern et al) Gloria is an enigmatic presence whose aristocratic simplicities contend with a disarming intellect for your consideration.
Gloria Leonard has also hosted her own television talk shows--The Leonard Report: For Adults Only and later, Gloria Leonard's Hot Shopper Hour, a humorously hedonistic paean to home shopping which featured sexy merchandise, interesting guests and comic relief. (Vogue Magazine's review advised the Fox Network to snap her up.)
Ms. Leonard's fourteen-year stint as Publisher of High Society Magazine thrust her into the eye of many media hurricanes. She pioneered both the publishing of "celebrity skin" (Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret and Barbara Streisand all tried to sue) and the controversial concept of phone sex, ultimately fighting all the way to The Supreme Court which ultimately ruled in her favor! Gloria knew no restraint when it came to fighting for the life she set forth. No activist at leisure Gloria tool charge and campaigned for rights freedoms and a true voice within the clouded world of tangling governmental challenges. Gloria never would turn down an opening to voice her convictions to the masses, she would not be censored, stood up, turned down or silenced in any matter concerning her liberties. With Gloria at the helm, High Society became one of the best selling newsstand magazines in America.
Gloria will forever be a devoted feminist and First Amendment activist. She has lectured and debated extensively on the issues of censorship, pornography and the effect on the women's movement at dozens of colleges and university campuses. She has served as President of the Adult Film Association of America, the Administrative Director of the Adult Video Association and sat on the Board of Directors of the Free Speech Coalition.
Ms. Leonard's career began as a photographer's stylist and men's magazine journalist and most recently, she directed several films aimed at couples in general and women in particular ("Vow of Passion," "Slow Dancing," "Two Hearts" and "Fortune Smiles", which is highly regarded by a number of accredited sex educators.
Gloria Leonard continued to perform in hardcore throughout the 80's, finally retiring from the screen in the early 90's. Gloria Leonard's carnal career was just one of many irons she had in the fire, but Gloria Leonard never turned in a performance that was anything less than sensual and utterly passionate. Gloria Leonard continues to speak out on behalf of the porn industry whenever she gets a chance. Gloria Leonard currently spends most of her time living near the beach on the secluded tropical island where she resides. Gloria Leonard's a member of both the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame.
Gloria Leonard was born in New York City, is currently single after three trips to the altar, and single-handedly raised a now-married daughter who owns a prestigious art gallery.
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Born 8/28/40, Gloria Leonard appeared in about 40 porn movies from 1976-84. For 14 years, she served as publisher of the High Society sex magazine.
Gloria, who stands 5'9, pioneered the phone sex industry and celebrity skin magazines. She used to be married to pornographer Bobby Hollander. During the early '80s, she had a one year affair with pornographer Ron Sullivan. She later directed several pornos including the Savannah vehicle Vow of Passion.
Between 1989-92, she served as administrative director of the now defunct Adult Film Association. When it merged with Free Speech Coalition, Gloria was tossed out. Several video company owners thought that an ex-porn star could not have credibility with the public. Gloria and company also fought over the name for the industry's new trade group. She wanted "adult" in the name while many of the company owners preferred something more generic in the vain hope of attracting broader support. "Many of us are motivated by passion and principle rather than just profits."
In 1993, Gloria moved to Hawaii. She returned to Los Angeles to work for Private in October of 1997. "Sometimes you have to go away for a few years for people to appreciate you. In early 1998, she was elected president of the Free Speech Coalition.
Leonard grew up in New York. She worked on Wall Street for three years as a registered representative of the now defunct Schweickart and Company. Leonard also worked for various PR firms. She started out as a copywriter for Electra Records when they were "just a little one-room office in Greenwhich Village.
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Phone sex took off in 1983, with Gloria Leonard and High Society magazine leading the way.
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On special days, like Christmas or Valentine's Day, Gloria recorded her own masturbatory fantasies. Leonard played a large role in my teenage years. Born in 1966, I first began consuming porn in 1982. My diet largely consisted of magazines like Playboy, Penthouse and Gloria's High Society, perhaps my favorite. She symbolized to me the wicked woman.
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During the early '80s, Gloria Leonard almost produced the first million dollar porno.
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Soon after Leonard moved from New York, it became "logistically impractical" for her to stay on as High Society publisher.
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Gloria names PAW founder Bill Margold as one of her closest friends in porn along with the manager of a laser disc company, Mara Epstein.
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Gloria Leonard writes from Hawaii: Poor Jeff Goodman! If you look up the word "nerd" in the dictionary, his picture is right there! I won't even dignify his imbecilic remarks about my age and appearance some twenty or so years ago. s---, even blow-up dolls chewed holes in themselves so as not to have sex with this geek, so what can you expect?
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All About Gloria Leonard
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All About Gloria Leonard
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All About Gloria Leonard
Description: Based on the memoirs of Gloria Leonard, from the producers of Inside Jennifer Welles, this erotic classic lets you see the lifestyle and memories of one of the most erotic and powerful women in the adult film industry! Gloria was the publisher of High Society magazine for fourteen years, and in this film she relives, through flashbacks, the most memorable sexual highlights of her erotic career. Runtime (Stream, Download): 108 minutes
Stars: Jamie Gillis, Paul Thomas, Bobby Hollander, David Morris, George Payne, Gloria Leonard, Gloria Todd, Marc Stevens, Ming Toy, Monica Devon, Peter Andrews, R. Bolla
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Stars: Jamie Gillis, Amber Hunt, Gloria Leonard, Marlene Willoughby, Sam Dean
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A man dressed in lingerie calls Gloria Leonard to describe the things he wishes his wife would do to him. A sensuous girl calls Gloria to discuss making love with another woman. Suddenly, one appears and they begin to explore the joys of sapphic love! Runtime (Stream, Download): 64 minutes
Stars: Amber Lynn, Jamie Gillis, Sharon Cain, Francois Papillion, Gloria Leonard, Michael Knight, Rachel Ashley
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Stars: Joey Silvera, John Leslie, Billy Dee, Blair Harris, Eileen Wells, Gloria Leonard, Joan Devlon, John Smith, Ken Scudder, Maureen Spring, Richard Pacheco, David Brook
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Description: High Society's Gloria Leonard brings you Phone Sex Fantasies. This hotline makes everyone's wildest fantasies come true. Magazine centerfolds come to life, a frustrated housewife finds relief in the form of her TV repairman, a virgin has his condition rectified and more! Runtime (Stream, Download): 71 minutes
Starring: Sharon Cain, Gina Carrera, Gloria Leonard, Karen Summer, Rachel Ashley
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Stars: Paul Thomas, Tom Byron, Gloria Leonard, Henri Pachard, Taija Rae
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Five adult film stars from New York's "Golden Age of Porn," Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle and Veronica Vera, came together in 1983 to create Club 90, the first-ever porn star support group.

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Bringing together four of the club's founding members for a rare public reunion, A TRIBUTE TO CLUB 90 will feature clips of the group's favorite work from both sides of the camera, along with a special remembrance of Gloria Leonard, who passed away in 2014, and frank and funny reminiscences of the days when NYC was America's sex film c
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Five adult film stars from New York's "Golden Age of Porn," Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle and Veronica Vera, came together in 1983 to create Club 90, the first-ever porn star support group.
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- Gloria Leonard debated some of the toughest anti-porn activists and toured college campuses as a self-described "stand up constitutionalist," enlightening students on the First Amendment. She was the first woman president of the Free Speech Coalition.
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Mses. Hart, Leonard, Royalle and Vera were each awarded the degree Doctor of Human Sexuality in 2014.
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Featuring clips of the group's favorite work from both sides of the camera, A TRIBUTE TO CLUB 90 will also include a special remembrance of Gloria Leonard, who passed away in 2014, along with frank and funny reminiscences of the days when NYC was America's sex film capital, movies were shot on 35mm film, and Times Square was strictly x-rated.
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GLORIA LEONARD In a career which both began and ended behind the scenes, front and center is where Gloria Leonard spent most of her professional life. Whether as an actress or director of such adult classics as "Misty Beethoven," "Fortune Smiles," "Taboo: American Style," or as a much sought-after guest on countless talk shows (Oprah, Geraldo, Maury, Larry King, Howard Stern et al), Gloria was an enigmatic presence whose patrician earthiness vies with a disarming intellect for your attention.
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Ms. Leonard was also the host of her own television shows - "The Leonard Report: For Adults Only" and later, "Gloria Leonard's Hot Shopper Hour," a humorously hedonist paean to TV home shopping which featured sexy merchandise, interesting guests, film reviews and comic relief. Vogue magazine's review recommended that the Fox Network snap her up. Gloria's fourteen-year stint as Publisher of "High Society" magazine often thrust her into the eye of intense media hurricanes. She pioneered the publishing of "celebrity skin. With Gloria at the helm, "High Society" became one of the best selling newsstand magazines in America. Ms. Leonard was an ardent feminist and First Amendment advocate who debated extensively on the issues of pornography, censorship and their impact on the women's movement at dozens of colleges and universities. She served as President of the Adult Film Association, Administrative Director of the Adult Video Association and was a two-term President Emeritus of the Free Speech Coalition. Gloria Leonard was born in New York City and single-handedly raised a successful, charming daughter, who in turn, has a daughter of her own.
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(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) -- All are welcome to celebrate the extraordinary life of Golden Age porn queen, publisher and free speech advocate Gloria Leonard, who died on February 3 at her home in Hawaii. Leonard hit the porn world with a role in what many consider the greatest X-rated movie of all time, the Opening of Misty Beethoven, porn auteur Radley Metzger's riff on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, the rags-to-riches story also immortalized inMy Fair Lady.
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Leonard also worked with the Free Speech Coalition, among many other accomplishments.
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We expect to include Howie Gordon, aka Richard Pacheco (author of the recently released memoir Hindsight), and Sharon Mitchell, reminiscing about Leonard and their time together in the adult industry.
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We also hope to see CJ Laing, Kellie Nichols, Jerry Heath, and perhaps more of Gloria Leonard's Golden Age porn colleagues.
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Leonard also published High Society magazine, hosted her own television show, and helmed both the Adult Film Association and the Adult Video Association. For more about her uncommon life, please read Annie Sprinkle's beautiful tribute to Gloria, below.
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For more about Gloria, here's her NY Times obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/arts/gloria-leonard-publisher-and- pornography-star-dies-at-73.html?_r=0
Leonard is survived by her daughter and granddaughter.
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Remembering Gloria Leonard
Gloria Leonard's email address was "whatagal. So true! Her adorable, and wise smile was always close to the surface. Her passion, high energy, creativity, and playfulness made her a great adult entertainer, as well as a great (single) mother. A New Yorker through and through, Gloria could drop a quote by Lenny Bruce and George Carlin whenever needed, and in our wacky world of sex, it was needed often. She was one of the few Jewish women of porn's "golden era," besides myself. So, I was tickled when she told me she, along with her beloved daughter and granddaughter, would be bat mitzvah-ed.
Sex and the City didn't have anything on our Club 90 porn star support group, which started way before the TV show. We met for over thirty years. The Kim Cattrall character could easily have been modeled on Gloria. Spicy, powerful, well dressed, sexy, and she shared her honest opinions even when it meant throwing a big kink in the works of a project or plan… often she was the Devil's advocate. Part of her charm.
I'll always remember Gloria Leonard courageously fighting for our freedoms. You could easily find her convincing someone to become a member of the ACLU. She would pull out her Aclu card to show that she herself was a lifelong member in good standing. Gloria organized a porn star contingent to march on Washington DC For "choice. What a glorious trip that was. When Ms. Magazine's cover story was a "round table discussion about pornography," yet no one from porn was invited to sit at the table, Gloria organized a protest in front of the Ms. Mag office, and sent out a press release. She knew how to work the media. Gloria faced down litigious censors for decades. She debated the Women Against Pornography on the college campus circuit-and usually won. As the publisher of High Society magazine, she confronted many sex negative attitudes, while simultaneously bringing lots of erotic pleasure to many. She also was an excellent editor and always corrected our spelling and grammar. Classy Mrs. Leonard could have been a great politician, but then, she was, in her own way.
Gloria Leonard had a brilliant wit and sense of humor. She always made us laugh. When Gloria had debilitating back surgery and was in the hospital in full body traction, she mugged for my camera--pin-up style. She was one of the first porn stars to strut her stuff on the burlesque stage. Her show would always end with Q and a, and her a's had everyone rolling in the aisles. To be at a restaurant table, or at a party, when close buddies, AL Goldstein and Gloria Leonard, were kvetching, sparing with their sharp wits, it was nothing short of side splitting and spectacular.
Our last in the flesh Club 90 meeting was in the summer of 2013 at Veronica Vera's wedding and Glo looked stunningly beautiful, from head to toe. She was the elder of the five of us, yet she was healthy, so her death came as a big shock. I so hope she didn't suffer from the stroke. I wish she could have stayed around a little longer to receive a big wave of love and appreciation from all the many people who loved her.
Club 90 shared much from our intimate lives; our ups and downs, our wounds and successes, our ins and outs-most of which will remain confidential. However I will tell you that Gloria always followed her muse, was true to her Self, true to others, and lived with great integrity. The grand dame of porn was a grand friend, and a treasured soul sister. Thank you, Gloria Leonard.
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