Fred Halsted music in gay porno

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I was working on something else, somehow wound up on my own A NIGHT AT HALSTED’S soundtrack page, and realized none of the music links worked! Aaaaaarrrghhh! So I had to figure out what was wrong, download, upload, update pages, and then figured all that and I bet the page hardly gets any hits any longer….

But back around – on gosh, don’t say it – the turn of the Century, someone found my geogities pages, after trying to figure out who the hell put cool music on a porno he was watching… long story short, he and another pal of mine spent weeks trying to ID each and find a digital version of each tune, and eventually got all 26. Then my Kansas buddy sent me a homemade CD of the final product.

If you look back at my earlier archives ( the “blogger years” – April 2001 to March 2010 ) – you can see some of my rambling on the topic – “night+at+halsted’s” Oh look – there was a time I was the only search result for “A NIGHT AT HALSTED’S SOUNDTRACK”, but if you keep the phrase in quotes, I’m 3rd, which is better than none. Anyway, all that and cover model for the film JW King, from an August 1982 HONCHO. Now that I’ve spent all this time talking about everything but the film, I think I need to revisit it, as I recall not enjoying it much, but for the plexiglass glory-hole scene. But don’t wait for me to get around to watching and writing and posting, when you can check out this review right here – on REDDIT

COSCO Studios Fred Halsted


this surprising find, that I had never noticed before, from the magazine Centurian, Book II, (from a COSCO film, Centurian, ) is what I am 99% sure is Fred Halsted, and co-star of the film, Chuck Carretti – OK, actually the film is called Up Against the Wall with Chuck and David Binde, part of the Centurian video release, Anyhow… love Fred here!

of course, now it means I will be obsessed with finding any more “cameos” of Fred in other Cosco magazines where he’s not actually specifically featured!

as far as the actual stars of the film, Chuck and David, I couldn’t find a good pic from the mgazine with both of them. I need to see if I have the film tucked away somewhere…

Fred Halsted

plays himself

COSCO Studios Fred Halsted pornoclips

California, and L.A.

California Fox promo – (1978) – includes bits not just from the Mike Morris and Dave Daniels scene pictured above, but also Dan Pace (AKA Rocky) and Chuck Grady; Chuck Grady and Don Edwards (look for the bald head diving into Chuck’s ass); plus I think the smallest look at Steve Warren (AKA Johnny Harden) – sorry about the sound quality – you can see why this is getting deleted from the hard drive – the music, the music is sooooo porno-familiar~

L. A. Plays Itself (1972) directed by: Fred HalstedStarring: Rick Coates, Jim Frost, Fred Halsted, Joseph Yale

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Truck Stop

Director: Fred Halsted (1988) – Adam and Company

Starring: J.D. Slater, Clay Russell, Danny Brown, Kris Todd, Rob Swack, Steve Erickson, Don Miller, and Cesar Blanco

Fred Halsted’s last movie as director; probably last as actor/model as well – Halsted is a voyeur in the César Blanco / Danny Brown final scene. I’ve grown to like this, perhaps the first scene (see here) and the final, with hunky César Blanco as the best parts.

Truck Stop – trucker Clay Russell picks up hitchhiker J.D. Slater for some hot action in the back of the truck (alas, the clip stops after the pick-up; but watch the friendly goodbye waves from J.D. at the end)

COSCO Studios Fred Halsted pornoclips

The Hustler

from director Fred Halsted, this is just a portion (less than 3 minutes) of the scene called The Hustler – seen in the 1975 film Sextool. Makes me curious to find out more about this performer, Jim Frost – and yes, I WANT THAT T-SHIRT!

and yes, the pic below is from the UNOPENED LA Plays Itself: The Fred Halsted Collection [Altered Innocence] – limited edition blue ray – I didn’t even have a player when I snagged this up. Then I bought the blue ray player, and it’s right there, 2 feet from me as I type, never used. This winter I have a lot of catching up to do!

Clay Russell Fred Halsted pornoclips

fast friends

Director: Fred Halsted (1987) 83 minutes

Starring: Fred Halsted, David Spectrum, Clay Russell, Dean, Gregory, Jesse Jones (AKA Mick Christopher), Al Ford

from Gay Erotic Video Index“Ten beautiful muscular Body Builders. Hot & horny action, with fetishes spanking, body worship, sweat socks and armpits. Interracial.”

Four young guys recount their sexual experiences and fantasies. First guy up describes his fantasy with muscle studs Clay Russell and David Spectrum; next up, Al Ford describes his “DAD”, Fred Halsted catching him reading a porn magazine, takes him over his knee and spanks him, them makes him jack off; finally Jesse Jones gets it on with a straight buddy..

Original music: Cooltoons, Inc. – I kinda dig the music.

There’s a lot not to like about Fred Halsted’s last effort (we can do that in the comments, if you care to watch the movie first – Fred’s dirty talk while the guy can’t get it up is kinda up there on the list!), but I do remember at the time enjoying Clay Russell’s body being adored, and this was still in a porno theater, so no fast forward – you either sat and watched, or got up and roamed around the theatre… (that’s for another time – or go look thru the archives!) ANd maybe I’m alone here, but the “str8” guy getting talked into getting head is kinda fun. Of course he’s holding a beer, hasn’t “gotten any in 3 weeks” so, ya know, what the hell???!

For a less charitable view – check this out – The Pornography of Exhaustion and Tape Decay: Fred Halsted’s Fast Friends (1986)“This is a sad, dispiriting effort all around, and it’s merely to contribute some commentary on the late-Halsted oeuvre that I even bother here; it seems nobody else has seen fit to do so.”