This is the expanded edition of the first and definitive biography of the erotic film legend and pop culture icon, John Curtis Holmes, released on October 31, 2011.
John Curtis Holmes was just a simple country boy from Ohio when he moved to California in 1964. It was the infancy of hardcore, so in Holmes' wildest dreams, he could not have imagined the turbulent ride on which he had embarked by publicizing his private parts. Digging past the stigmas, John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches unearths the human being behind the penis and proves there was more to him than measured in inches.
John's mother, Mary Holmes, gave birth to John Curtis Estes on the kitchen table of her parents' country home in Pickaway County, Ohio on Tuesday, August 8th, 1944. Mary and her husband, Edwards Holmes, were separated on numerous occasions throughout their marriage and John never knew his biological father, Carl Estes, a railroad worker. Edward, a carpenter, was the father of John's older siblings, Dale, Eddie and Anne. In order to help smooth out her indiscretion while the couple tried to reconcile following John's birth, Mary changed John's surname to Holmes.