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This film was released in the early '60's to the general public
First off if this was true we wold have seen many more of these then just one copy.

And if you notice the bottom right corner says it had an issue price of $50. If this was made in 1960 there is no way it would have carried that kind of price which adjusted for inflation is $316.84.

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The film itself has been around that long. Whether it is actually Streisand is disputed.

The Village Voice, in 2003 noted:

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During adult cinema's first boom in the '60s and '70s, similar celeb-porn urban legends took hold, many of which persist today. "Rumors of famous stars appearing in stags were impossible to squelch," blue-movie historian Jack Stevenson writes of this era, "because the public wanted so much to believe them." Playing to these desires, a number of star sex films were distributed through 8mm home catalogs and porn theaters, including silent loops allegedly depicting Jayne Mansfield and Barbra Streisand. The so-called Streisand film merely shows a young woman with a large nose having sex on camera; though available copies have become murky through generations of cheap dubbing, any resemblance seems far-fetched.
ETA: I can't find a price reference, but I'm not skeptical that it would have sold for $50 at the time. It's a stag film, and this was a time before home video, or the easy duplication processes we now use. The equivalent of $300 doesn't seem surprising to me at all.

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This site has an article from 1993 about the film, a little less than half way down.

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In the 1970s, a porno film was purported to feature Barbra Streisand before she became a star. The clip has floated around for decades and the woman does bear a striking resemblance to Streisand. The woman has since been revealed to be porn star Tasha Voux. According to Streisand, she actually viewed the film herself out of curiosity.
category: 'celebrity sex tape'

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This is what Barb's site states:


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Barbra's Porn Movie? Not! Although the “actress” in this “film” resembles Barbra, it is not her. Barbra even joked about it in the Playboy interview:
“I couldn't resist the temptation to see what the actress looked like—and also to check out her performance—so we got a copy. The film, naturally, is very blurred. The girl has long hair, like I did back in the Sixties, although she was chubby, while I was very skinny. But the dead giveaway came when the camera zoomed in on her hands around the guy's you-know-what. There they were: short, stubby fingers! Definitely not mine. So all you would-be buyers, don't waste your money.”

I don't know much about this all, but I don't think it adds up. The film was surfacing around the 70's, right?...and supposedly, this actress is Tasha Voux. According to this site, Tasha was filming from 1984 through 1997. http://www.iafd.com/person.rme/perfid=Voux/gender=f/Tasha_Voux.htm
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Besides, ya know, the whole Barbra saying it's not really her aspect, I think the clincher to the authenticity debate is solved on the box itself.

It lists "Barbra Streisand" in quotes, as if the actress was portraying Barbra doing porn, perhaps?

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Another thing is I really don't know if Barbara Striesand would have been imortant enough to title the movie after here n the early 1960's. Or were all pornos named like taht then?

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Barbra had made several notable television appearances back then, debuting to rave reviews on Jack Paar in '61 and showing up several times the following year on the Tonight Show (amongst other appearances).

One solid appearance on one of those giants made one a household name, back in them there days.

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Originally posted by emperor_genghis_khan:
Another thing is I really don't know if Barbara Striesand would have been imortant enough to title the movie after here n the early 1960's. Or were all pornos named like taht then?

I don't know much about Striesand, but if she wasn't that popular when the video was filmed, its possible that they re-released it after she became famous under a new name. Another example of this would be Sylvester Stallone's porno , Party at Kitty and Stud's, which was renamed The Italian Stallion after he gained fame.

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A bit off topic, but the Hollywood Sex Museum has a porno that they show of Marilyn Monroe. I've seen it and it certainly looks exactly like her.
Supposedly Joe DiMaggio tried to suppress it's distribution.

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I have seen a film supposedly of Streisand and it does'nt even look like her (but who looks at the face??)
There was a famous Marilyn Monroe with coke bottle film (I only saw a soft-core version; don't know if there was a stronger one) and the only way it was here was if she'd had implants after the famous calendar pictures and had them taken out before she made any films wearing a tight dress. The 'star' of this film has since been named. Don't forget that even (or perhaps that should be especially) in big budget Hollywood movies body doubles are often used without credit or public acknowledgement

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Here's a few freezeframes from the flick, if the direct link doesn't work, try going here and clicking on the link.

The supposed Marilyn Monroe flick actually stars Arline Hunter , and is called Apple Knockers and Coke. A frame of the film can be seen here: Here! Photos from the OTHER purported (sp?) Monroe film can be seen here here!. I don't think this woman looks anything like Monroe. The face shape is off and her nose is different. Her mouth looks very different. The eyebrows are a whole lot thicker and darker. Meh.
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The movie at the Hollywood Sex Museum is not the coke bottle one. The other one might be but there aren't enough pictures to definitely tell.
Eyebrows are certainly are very easy to change. Also, Monroe was photographed nude for a calendar. It's not that big a leap to porn from nude modelling.

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Originally posted by RBCal:
The movie at the Hollywood Sex Museum is not the coke bottle one. The other one might be but there aren't enough pictures to definitely tell.
Eyebrows are certainly are very easy to change. Also, Monroe was photographed nude for a calendar. It's not that big a leap to porn from nude modelling.

Eyebrows may be easy to change, but how about nose and facial shape? (Not to mention breast and body shape) The stills on the site hardly resemble Monroe at all.

I am not saying Marilyn never did porn (though it does seem a bit unlikely that if she did, it would remain undiscovered. (these two stag films nonwithstanding) She can honestly be called one of the most famous women in the world) I am just saying the evidence that has been brought forth all seems a bit off, with actresses that only very loosely resemble Marilyn.
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