LAS VEGAS — The crowd formed early in the lobby of the Erotic Heritage Museum, ready for an evening of socializing, drinking, music and entertainment, all thanks to entertainment industry attorney Michael Fattorosi and porn star Vanessa Blue.
The event was the inauguration of the museum's Michael Fattorosi Gallery wing. Fattorosi hopes to use the space to showcase the greats and near-greats of adult industry talent in photographs.
Fattorosi gave AVN a private tour of his gallery, whose inaugural "edition" features one of the most famous adult actresses of all time, Ginger Lynn. Lined along the two walls of the narrow gallery are photos from the entire length of Ginger's career (so far, anyway), from her earliest adult features like Dr. Ginger through her comeback films for VCA, plus her mainstream movie work such as Young Guns II and Hollywood Boulevard, and her television appearances on "NYPD Blue" and the much-missed "Silk Stalkings," up to the present — and there's even a nude shot of her the day before she gave birth to her son! For Ginger fans, it's nearly a dream come true.
But the gallery formed only the beginning of the evening's festivities. Providing background for the event was the L.A. band HDR with its high-energy rock sound; the Punany Poets and Ghetto Girl Blue, who gave erotic poetry readings; hip-hop performer Rueso; fire master Antonio Restivo; rope bondage master Mateo and assistant/sub Midori, and much more.
Proceeds from the event were donated to the Museum, which now houses one of the largest collections of erotic art, books, magazines and film in the U.S.. The Museum is located at 3275 Industrial Road, and is open daily. For more information, call (702) 369-6442.