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A memoir in pictures and words of the twelve years I spent working as a still photographer on porn movie sets in New York in the 1980's
Created by

Barbara Nitke

407 backers pledged $32,268 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator dennis on September 16, 2013

      had old friend of mine visiting while missus was away with kids and we had time to catch up.
      when she saw the book it gave us the opportunity to rekindle old memories and food for heated discussion... :)

    2. Creator Scott on September 26, 2012

      I got my book, yesterday. Can't wait to go through it. Thanks!

    3. Creator Andrew Busch on September 25, 2012

      I recieved my book today. Looks awsome!!! Can't wait to read it. Pics look amazing!


    4. Creator Dave Fischer on May 24, 2012

      Geeze, BNitke in a photo .... nice hair ;~)

      Go, Barbara Go. I'm so happy that you've shared a part of your continental experience with us. And am happy to see that Ken is with you. Yessssss.

      Thank you so much for being. For putting out this effort. For providing a glimpse behind the silver screen that we would never have seen. Giving us this insight, story.

      In reality, only you could have given us this glimpse into this time past.

      Thank you so much.

      Hugs, Edave

    5. Creator Gordon Krum on February 24, 2012

      nitke rocks
      Nitke Rocks!

      Go. Go, Go Baby GO!

      We have 31 ! Who will give me 32? Thank YOU! and who will give me 33! 33? Do I hear 33? THIRTY THREE up front here in the red, err ah..., Thank YOU! and WHO will give me 34? 34?.....

      I’ve still got my insurance reserve to go yet! Where is yours????
      This is America
      We vote with our MONEY!

      Spend the LOUDEST dollars of your life for EROTIC FREEDOM

      Vote LOUDLY - Vote Often - Vote R E P E A T E D L Y

      Pledge again NOW! - Make History - BE HEARD!

      (and scream OMG every time you DO IT, it’s fun, even habit forming, possibly addictive, no known cure, i’m not really the only loose screw on this team, am i?)

      We build energy when we act TOGETHER!

      Pledge NOW!

      Hugs to all

    6. Creator Viviane on February 23, 2012

      I'm so happy to back this project...I remember reading Nitke v. Gonzales all those years ago and see these photos on your website!

    7. Creator Gordon Krum on February 18, 2012

      Vote for Erotic Freedom - Buy American Ecstasy NOW!
      Thank YOU Barbara!

      No dance this time :-)
      This has become potentially way to important.

      My instincts are not to go quietly back to work.
      We have a Winner.
      We have a CHAMPION!
      It’s time for Barbara to ride. We should slap Barbara on the back of a convertible and parade her through Main Street America. Even the football teams understand this part. Barbara is a rare wedge person. She’s cracked the wall. The remaining question is how many Drivers want to make this a full on breach!

      I want to see $50,000.00 to $100,000.00
      I want to watch Barbara on the View.
      We have 326 very creative people :-)
      We’ve got 6 days.
      We can make this happen.
      Any prankster among ye!

      For my part I’m thinking Wilshire Blvd, Tues or Wed, rush hour. There is a corner where it is impossible to get arrested. Looks like sunny and 71 degrees. Maybe spend the day and morning before in San Fernando Valley going door to door with a vote for erotic freedom, make a statement about what you want to see in the world, Buy American Ecstasy NOW! platform. All while hauling a 6ft poster of the main image with me.

      I want this book bannered on every porn site in the world.
      I want the 6 O’clock news.
      I want the View.
      I want 60 min.

      Anybody in SoCal up for an Adventure?

      Gordon Krum

    8. Creator Barbara Nitke on February 16, 2012

      Oh man, thank all of you for cool comments and for your support. We just hit the goal and I am beyond thrilled!!! Of course people are more than welcome to keep pledging and getting rewards!

    9. Creator malcolm c. murray on February 16, 2012

      YAAAAAAAY! Just came home & couldn't help but check the tally. U just made it over. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10. Creator Steven Getchell on February 16, 2012

      Great idea. Another New York book I'll be proud to own.

    11. Creator Pony Gold on February 14, 2012

      This looks great! I too work in the porn industry as a cinematographer for and know what an artistic and rewarding challenge it is to truly capture the moment. I would LOVE to see this book published and already am inspired by the photos on this page. Great video, it's so awkward to be on the other side when you're not used to it ; )
      Good luck with the book!
      Pony Gold

    12. Creator Maile Thiesen on February 14, 2012

      YAY!!!! AMAZING!!!

    13. Creator Shine Louise Houston on February 13, 2012

      Thanks for making history - crossing my fingers for you!

    14. Creator Michael P. Randazzo on February 10, 2012

      Barbara I really think this is a story that needs to be told. The dirty little secret in this country is there are millions of people who "Like to Watch" and don't talk about it in mixed company. (Bet you shot that one too, one of my all time favorites.)

    15. Creator Kate on February 10, 2012

      I'm having so much fun watching you project grow every day, I just had to pledge again!
      Can't wait to see your goal hit!!

    16. Creator Kika Stayerman on February 10, 2012

      I am very happy for you. Just been yesterday to Museum of Sex in NY and thought your book could add so much to their collection.

    17. Creator Barbara Nitke on February 9, 2012

      You are all wonderful!
      Thank you for reassuring me about my hair.
      And Gordy, I'm am blushing!! I remember you very well from SSSS.
      You are the quintessential gentleman.
      Thanks to all of you for your help and encouragement.

    18. Creator Gordon Krum on February 9, 2012

      Gentlemen, it’s time to confess! Forgive me Father for ... I am one of the 1000’s of men who met Barbara for a few seconds at some kind of event and has been madly in love with her ever since. Barbara, do you really think we are looking at the pictures? Forlorn brothers we will never catch her. It is however time to confess, profess, and demonstrate your love in the traditional fashion. You know what to do, reach in you hip pocket, take out your wallet, I’m sure you can take it from there. Just think you could have a book on your shelf with a little scribble of ink in it by Barbara’s hand. It’s as close as I’ll ever get. Just imagine the look on your grand kids faces when they are cleaning out the book shelf for your kids. You can even send Barbara that little note you always wanted to send her through the comments and not get BBQ’d by the Diva you did get your arms around! You know who you are gentlemen. It’s time to Confess!- gordy

    19. Creator John Vogel on February 9, 2012

      Only $9,500 left to go and more than 2 weeks left. When I re-posted this on LJ, almost the first comment was how nice your hair was.


    20. Creator Marque DeWinter on February 9, 2012

      Barbara you're more than half way there! Best of luck.


    21. Creator Steve Welch on February 6, 2012

      Cool project! Thanks to Susie Bright for bringing me here, and best of luck with this new method of funding book publishing! Like her, I'm thrilled (and proud) to be able to help you here. Loved the poetry of the Harper's article, btw. Wow! I guess I have to start watching the Food Network! ;-)

    22. Creator Sarah Malmude on February 5, 2012

      I'm so excited for your project- I can't wait!

    23. Creator Mara Mc Cauley Clemenza on February 4, 2012

      That is amazing! Will be thinking all good thoughts about the party tonight!XO,M

    24. Creator Barbara Nitke on February 4, 2012

      LOL, So many people have reassured me about my hair. Thanks Cathy! I know you're on my side and wish I knew of a publishing job to send your way.
      And KIM!!! I still can't get over not putting you together with David Steinberg. Too funny!!!

    25. Creator Cathy Brown on February 3, 2012

      Wish I could do more but I'm currently employed. I know you'll make your goal. Such a beautiful, sensitive, important book. I love how uncomfortable you were in front of the camera. Love, Cathy (Ariel Hart, Pearl Chavez, etc.)
      PS, your hair looked great!

    26. Creator Kim Mears on January 30, 2012

      Hope you reach your goal. Looks like a great book! Love the video, BTW:)

    27. Creator Barbara Nitke on January 28, 2012

      Hi Dave,
      Thank you for the good wishes and for backing me!!!

    28. Creator Dave Fischer on January 26, 2012

      Go Barbara, Go! I hope the $25K is reached well before 2/28.

      Regards, Edave