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Yolanda Haskins
« on: September 25, 2009, 11:50:27 PM »
I don't know whether this is a "vintage" thread or not, since Ms Haskins did her porn work from 1987 to the early 1990s. But I got secondhand word from Jesse Adams, who knew her and worked for Udder Valley Ranch doing all her hardcore work, that as far as he knows, she died of a drug overdose in 1997. He saw her obit in a Los Angeles newspaper (I would presume The L.A. Times) a few days after he got a call from the guy she lived with that she had o.d.ed.

So I figured I would start a thread for any member who has never heard of her, because she made a pretty spectacular impression on the big-boob community in the late 1980s. She wasn't everybody's cup of tea (Who is?), but she certainly has a place here.

There are three or four Yahoo! groups devoted to her, including one started by a guy who pimped her for a while. Those groups have accumulated a remarkable number of reminiscences from guys who knew her in Los Angeles. One problem with starting a thread about her is that there are remarkably few pictures left of her. Most of what is available are vidcaps, and those that aren't tend to be small or low-res. But I will do the best I can in keeping with the 1-1-1 rule.

She was born in 1967 in L.A. and, if the posts from men who knew her are reliable, spent her youth in Watts in far-South L.A. before starting to work as a hooker in the Wilshire/Western area when she was 16.

She met Jesse Adams while she was hooking, and he recruited her for Udder Valley in 1987. The photo below is (I think) from a set that was done right before she worked for Udder Valley, when she was about 20.
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 12:22:22 PM »
Thanks for bringing up this wonderful gem of the past.

Sadly, I have nothing extra to add to your biography.  Just wanted to say she was
one of the first big-boob models I had ever seen and I can still remember the shock
I had at just how large her breasts were, especially when she was lactating and
did the "Erupting Volcanoes" material for Wild Bill.




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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 09:37:58 PM »
I figured I'd add what bio I have on her as I added pictures. Between what she told Jesse Adams and Wild Bill, and the guys who posted on the Yahoo groups, and the various news reports, there is quite a bit known about her in comparison with most sex workers who are completely unknown. When she was 14 or 15 (1981 or 82) she started prostituting herself for her first boyfriend/pimp who achieved a certain immortality by having his name tattooed on her left arm. She moved to the Wilshire/Western track a year or so later. She was passed along and by 1986 she was working for a particularly nasty pimp she referred to as "King". By that time she also had a pretty strong poly-drug habit.

She had five or six children, which was an artifact of the times. Wild Bill has said that over the two or three years that she made films for him, she was pregnant or lactating all the time. When the transmission mechanism of AIDS came to be understood, around 1982, most pimps required their girls to use condoms with johns. One way they enforced this was to forbid the girls from using any other form of birth control. As several of the posters in the Yahoo groups mentioned, Yolanda (whose real name was probably Tolanda Haskins) was not especially reliable about using condoms. Even among girls who used them always with johns, pimps would never use them nor require their friends to use them when sharing their girls. Also, if you've seen any of her films, this was before condom use was common when making porn. Considering that she was turning ten to twenty tricks a day and getting shared a lot, she was having about one chi1d a year. She said she worked up until a week or so before giving birth. Since she was drug-addicted, and given her criminal record (frequent prostitution arrests) the children were taken by Chi1d Protective Services right after birth.

Jesse Adams distinctly remembers meeting her at the corner of Wilshire and Western in Los Angeles in 1987; Wild Bill remembers first using her in a movie in 1986. My guess would be that it was more likely 1986 that Adams met her. One of the things she mentioned to Adams was that "King" made her work seven days a week, so making porn would be easier.

And here is a picture of her (about four months pregnant) and Jesse Adams:
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 10:23:38 PM »
Around 1990, when she was 22 or 23, she became an "outlaw" by breaking away from "King" and working on her own as a prostitute. She had several run-ins with pimps who tried to recruit her; working full-time she would make $120K to $160K a year, despite the almost-continuous pregnancies. In 1993 she was involved in a confrontation and shot and killed a man she said was trying to force her to work for him. After an investigation the L.A.P.D. concluded it was self-defense and she was cleared.

After 1990 she generally worked on her own, although she lived briefly with several men, and she lived in different areas around L.A. She continued her drug addiction and developed some notoriaty for using supermarkets as a forum for meeting johns. Virtually all her partners who have said anything about her indicate that she was very sexual and seemed to enjoy long bouts of sex, especially when partners played with her breasts.

There was considerable uncertainty about her fate, since she tried at least one drug treatment program, and a woman named "Yolanda Haskins" was in the California state prison system in 2003-2004; but based on Jesse Adams's report, it appears that she died in 1997.
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 11:03:18 PM »
This is a vidcap from, I think, her first video with Udder Valley, which was (I am told) softcore:
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 03:03:39 PM »
she was very sexual and seemed to enjoy long bouts of sex, especially when partners played with her breasts.
Considering the crazy-high proportion of the time she was out working, I am relieved to hear that perhaps she enjoyed it, at least some of the time.

Thank you so much for filling in the blanks.  You know, Russ Meyer (or possibly his staff, after his death) released the autobiography A Clean Breast
http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Breast-Life-Loves-Meyer/dp/0962179728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254236422&sr=8-1
and it seems to me that if you compiled data on all the famous models as much as you have on Yolanda, a similar (and probably much BETTER) book could be made.


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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 09:46:30 PM »
I dunno, bignatslover. So far my forever-delayed book on Roberta Pedon has gotten me into enough trouble.  ::)
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 01:19:56 AM »
And here is today's picture from the same film as the one above, done (I think) in 1986 when she was 19 and about five months pregnant:
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 02:39:20 AM »
Thanks for the insightful and informative post, PB.

Its a shame.

If she would've been born 20 years later, she could've used the internets to find johns.  Much safer and easier than walking streets or supermarkets. 

But then again, she sounds like she didn't have basic self-preservation instincts.

I wonder if any of her daughters have now grown up to be models, strippers or escorts... of course, they probably wouldn't know who their mother was... it'd be interesting to go around the LA area strip clubs and look for young naturally huge-chested African beauties and see if there's any family resemblance.
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 06:49:43 PM »

But then again, she sounds like she didn't have basic self-preservation instincts.

I wonder if any of her daughters have now grown up to be models, strippers or escorts... of course, they probably wouldn't know who their mother was... it'd be interesting to go around the LA area strip clubs and look for young naturally huge-chested African beauties and see if there's any family resemblance.

I noticed that Yahoo has taken down two of the sites devoted to her, and the third, run by the fellow who writes in ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME, has cut off the Message function.

She had mentioned to a couple of her clients that her mother and sister had both worked in the business, but few hookers are inclined toward insightful inquiry. I've got a lot of empathy for the ladies of the night because I've know a lot of 'em over the years. Bill, my friend, let me tell you about law firms. The top dogs represent the brothel owners. The middle partners represent the pimps. Guys like me represent the whores. Whenever the local bar association declares a jihad on wickedness, they never seem to think there's anything wrong with owning a brothel, and damnned little wrong with pimping. Most bar associations don't like people who talk about the similarities between pimping and their lawyer referral services. So they go after guys like me.

But I digress.

The self-preservation thing is always an issue with ladies of the street. For example, the American Psychiatric Association estimates that less than 1% of the female American population suffers from a condition known as borderline personality disorder. But a study done about 20 years ago concluded that 35% of streetwalkers have it. BPD is one of the few mental illnesses with a predicted death rate: 15%, about the same as untreated smallpox, from suicide. Mental health workers who deal directly with borderlines estimate it's about 25%, including their role as murder victims and from drug overdoses.

As I age and pass into senility, I have come to believe every guy should tangle with a borderline at least once. Over the years I'm pretty certain I've dealt with at least five, two of whom I didn't sleep with. Although if you don't sleep with 'em, they don't notice you're in the room. By the way, "Fatal Attraction" was... well, it was a bit over the top. One of my borderline gfs used to express her disapproval of me by throwing knives, but her aim was lousy and the make-up sex was FABULOUS!

All this is by way of saying that a lot of prostitutes, especially those involved with pimps, have BPD, and it's likely that Yolanda did. By the way, I haven't seen reliable numbers about drug addiction among streetwalkers, but guesses range up to 80%. 

Maybe I should take this into personal messages, except what pertains directly to Yolanda.

Except for this. There is so much stigma associated with prostitution that I have to mention the Australian studies. About thirty years ago the Australia and New Zeland parliaments undertook to do some serious research on prostitution to see if they should change their various laws. There had never been a serious study done there, and there have never been any serious studies done here in the U.S. But one of the most interesting findings was in a survey done of approximately 1,200 women health care workers and college students (A group not likely to be prostitutes). When asked, "Have you ever worked as a prostitute?", the affirmative responses were 0.5%, about the same as in the U.S. and about the same percentage as had been convicted of a prostitution-related crime. On the other hand, when the question was rephrased later in the same survey and asked as, "Have you ever had sexual intercourse with someone you would not have done so, in exchange for an immediate cash payment?", the affirmative response was 9%. In short, most studies underestimate the frequency of the experience by at least 1,800%
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 06:12:54 PM »
Here she is at about the same time:
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2009, 06:44:31 PM »
This all reminds me of H & S Sales Catalogs. There was section in them that always included a lady named Twin Volcanoes that looked much like Yolanda. They shipped out of Queens decades ago.

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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 06:51:28 PM »
This all reminds me of H & S Sales Catalogs. There was section in them that always included a lady named Twin Volcanoes that looked much like Yolanda. They shipped out of Queens decades ago.

I believe that Yolanda and Miss Twin Volcanoes are one and the same.

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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 08:04:33 PM »
I believe that Yolanda and Miss Twin Volcanoes are one and the same.

You are correct, Pal.
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Re: Yolanda Haskins
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 06:29:23 PM »
Vidcap from a later video:
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