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Culture, Stage Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Instead of shelves of toys, she had racks of G-strings to wade through. In place of cartoons, she stumbled upon no-holds-barred erotica, and no one in her father's revolving coterie of exhibitionists, drug addicts, and "horn dick daddies" bothered to…
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Calendar, Night&Day O'Farrell Girl

O'Farrell Girl

Liberty Bradford Mitchell grew up in the shadows of the adult entertainment industry. Her father was Artie Mitchell, who, along with his brother Jim, opened the San Francisco strip club Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre in 1969. The club was praised…
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Calendar, Night&Day San Francisco’s Blue Period

San Francisco’s Blue Period

We once had a friend who lived in a loft inside the Mitchell Brothers’ porn warehouse near Civic Center. On her wall was a poster that looked like a political cartoon of then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein. The mayor’s skirt was the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Find Out What's Behind It

Find Out What's Behind It

You've probably imagined her in your Hunter S. Thompson dreams: A sexy, unpredictable, brainy absurdist able to keep up with the drug-fueled antics of pornographers while also maintaining a serene humanity. Simone Corday is this woman. In her memoir 9…
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News, Feature Can <i>Light</i> Stay Afloat?

Can Light Stay Afloat?

It's Friday morning, and in the loft of the former creamery that's the newsroom of the Point Reyes Light, Editor/Publisher Dave Mitchell is holding court with the two young reporters who help him put out his weekly newspaper. For the…
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