The Rialto Report
The Rialto Report
Oct 18, 2020
The Murder of Kathy Harcourt: England’s First American Adult Film Star – Podcast 102
1 hr 36 min

Kathy Harcourt was an English XXX star in America in the early 1980s.

She appeared with Lisa DeLeeuw, Seka, Billy Dee, and Ron Jeremy in adult films and 8mm loops.

She featured in magazines, stripped at the Melody Burlesk, turned up at all the industry parties.

And then she was found dead in Manhattan’s East River amidst rumors of a mob hit.

Over the years, her life and death has been a mystery.

Until today.

After 40 years, the truth about Kathy Harcourt is finally revealed.


This podcast is 96 minutes long.


Kathy Harcourt

One of the great features of the golden age of adult film is the diversity of the performers. You had all shapes and sizes, ages and ethnicities. It seemed that everyone was welcome – as long as they were willing to have sex on film.

The only thing was that they were nearly all American citizens. Sure, you’d expect that – as the X-rated industry in its early days sourced its talent locally. But even so you never really saw anyone with a genuine foreign accent.

Which made an actress like Kathy Harcourt stand out. You see, Kathy was English, and spoke with an accent so English that it was almost comical to hear her talk on screen with performers like Billy Dee or Ron Jeremy.

Kathy was a beautiful, voluptuous actress who appeared in ten or so pornographic feature films around 1980, and a bunch of 8mm loops too. She featured in magazines, stripped in the best clubs, and for a short time turned up at all the industry events and parties. She seemed bubbly and happy and sweet, and everybody spoke highly of her.

And then she was found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Kathy in Bahrain before she came to America and entered the adult industry


Kathy gets her adult start modeling for men’s magazines



Kathy posing with her friend and short-time boyfriend Ron Jeremy


Kathy with Marilyn Gee


Kathy is schooled by PT in Lips (1981)




Kathy unwinds at the infamous Bernards bar and restaurant in New York


Kathy goes blonde in Australia



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Turned Out A Punk
Turned Out A Punk
Turned Out A Punk
Episode 297 - Penelope Spheeris (LEGEND, The Decline Of Western Civilization, Suburbia, Wayne's World)
Attention! Please be advised that today on the show we are joined by the legendary filmmaker of The Decline of Western Civilization: PENELOPE SPHEERIS!!! Listen in as Penelope & Damian discuss going from thinking music was dead, to being at the heart of the LA punk explosion, to becoming a "big time" Hollywood director & hating every second of it. Penelope is one of the the greatest to ever do it!  I KNOW IT’S BEEN SAID BEFORE, BUT THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Also Touched On: “Have you heard of the Sex Pistols?” LA Psych music as an escape Going to Rodney's because that was the thing to do Blue Cheer Zolar X Punk changes everything The Masque and places “where normal people don’t go” Wish you shot the Weirdos, The Zeros, The Screamers and The Plugz Showing Foghat the Sunset Strip How to filming music Manson changes everything The Runaways Art: Bob Biggs, a stripper and a cow on a leash Where does it start? Punk could see the future Punk > Hollywood Between The “Michael Moore” and the “Hand Of God”  style of documentary filmmaking We Sold Our Souls Guns And Roses not being in Decline 2 too glam not enough hardcore “I don’t know the east coast” Hardcore was born in Hermosa Beach  Pollywog park Violence and gangs Bay Area Trash Violence X not liking their parts in Decline. The Maus Maus “Hollywood can blow me!” The horror of working with Weinstein brothers driving the making of the Decline 3 “El Duce was an asshole” Bikers On Acid & SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
1 hr 11 min
The Engineered Network
37: Variola Birmingham
In 1978 on the cusp of the eradication of SmallPox a Medical Photographer became infected and would ultimately die from the Variola virus. We look at how admiration, promotion and delegation led to a wholly avoidable outcome. With John Chidgey. Investigation Report: * The Shooter Report (PDF) Medical Analyses: * CDC Analysis of the R0 of SmallPox (PDF) Links of Potential Interest: * SmallPox * History of Smallpox * Biosafety Level 4 * A Bioweapon Expert Explains Four Ways A Pathogen Can Escape From A Lab * Review of Medical Errors in Laboratory Diagnostics and Where We Are Today * Pathogens Sometimes Escape the Lab With Deadly Results * 1970s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake * Bio-Unsafety Level 3: Could the Next Lab Accident Result in a Pandemic? * SmallPox is not Dead * Caroline Foulkes looks back at the 1978 outbreak * Smallpox virus retention debate * Lessons learned from smallpox outbreak Support Causality on Patreon Episode sponsors: *Soulver.App:* You’ve tried a calculator and a spreadsheet but if you haven’t tried Soulver yet you’re missing out on a great app that fits perfectly with the way your brain actually thinks. Soulver is available from and also through the Mac App Store. Visit soulver.appto learn more.*Many Tricks:* If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Don’t forget the return of Usher with the Usher 2 Pre-Sale! Visit and use the Coupon Code *(listen to the episode to get the code)* for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time! Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Shane O'Neill. Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.
42 min
David Feldman Show
David Feldman Show
David Feldman
Scott Atlas Shrugged, Episode 1197
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