She came to New York in 1954, with stars in her eyes and dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. She didn't find fame in ballet, but she did make it to Broadway -- twice.
|Georgina Spelvin's memoir about her strange journey from the bright lights of Broadway to the dark world of porn.|
For about 15 years, Texas native Georgina Spelvin earned a modest living as a chorus girl, primarily in touring companies and summer stock. When stardom finally came, at age 36, it wasn't on the stage of her dreams.
Porn auteur Gerard Damiano conceived The Devil in Miss Jones in the aftermath of the unexpected success of his legendary film Deep Throat. With Miss Jones, he hoped to bridge the gap between porn and art films. The pron film told a dark tale of a frustrated, middle age virgin (Spelvin), who commits suicide on camera. Condemned for committing a mortal sin, she bargains for a temporary return to Earth so she can experience all of her sexual fantasies. The film's downbeat ending found Miss Jones back in Hell, on the verge of achieving a climax that would never "come." This was to be her eternity.More »