John Holmes: Big Units, Freebase Briefcases, Four on the Floor, and the Wonderland Murders

BADLANDS

02-06-2021 • 39 mins

John Holmes unexpectedly found fame in the 1970s with a freakishly large appendage that proved a gateway into the burgeoning adult entertainment industry. He appeared in over 2,000 porn films and is alleged to have slept with over 14,000 women. But a severe drug habit put him in close contact with some strange bedfellows in the Los Angeles underworld, including a ragtag gang of junkies and dealers, and Eddie Nash, a dangerous criminal mastermind. Drugs, desperation, and double-crossing would eventually lead to the infamous murders at 8763 Wonderland Avenue on July 1, 1981. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com/badlands. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and sex with minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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