WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Hustler Hollywood this evening immortalizes Evil Angel founder John Stagliano and legendary performer/director Belladonna (whose movies EA distributes) at its flagship store on Sunset Blvd. by having them embed their handprints in cement on its Walk of Fame outside the store's entrance.
Hustler head honcho Larry Flynt will preside over the proceedings, kicking off with a fan meet and greet from 5:30 to 6:00 pm, followed by the actual handprint settings between 6:00 and 7:00.
"We're very proud to welcome John Stagliano and Belladonna to our Walk of Fame," Flynt said. "As in years past, we have selected two people who have made a significant contribution to the industry and who have helped pave the way for others."
Begun in 1998 with the opening of the renowned boutique, the Hustler Hollywood Walk of Fame serves as adult's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame along the streets of Tinseltown's core. Past inductees have included Marilyn Chambers, Ron Jeremy, Seka, Al Goldstein, Ginger Lynn, Sunset Thomas, Jenna Jameson, Sharon Mitchell, Nina Hartley, Christy Canyon, Paul Thomas and of course Flynt himself.
Stagliano, who got his start as a performer during porn's Golden Age and gained notoriety with his signature Buttman character, commented, "It's an honor to be enshrined on Hustler's Walk of Fame. It wasn't very long ago when I was prowling adult book stores in Hollywood for good stuff I could get off on. It's great that Mr. Flynt has provided the public with a beautiful place to find adult material, safely protected from perverts like me."
Belladonna, who was inducted last year into AVN's own Hall of Fame and whose Belladonna Entertainment consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed and top selling adult titles in the world, told AVN, "I never imagined my career in porn would have such an impact on so many people. I'm so grateful to even be considered to have a star on the Hustler Walk of Fame. I'm honored!"
Hustler Hollywood is located at 8930 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.