January 21, 2002 10:18am
Vivid Takes Top Honors at AVN Awards, Vivid Girls Party On
Source: Vivid Entertainment Group
by: Company Press Release
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- When Vivid won the AVN Award for Best Film in Las Vegas last week for Fade to Black it marked the fourth time in the past six years that a Vivid film has taken the top prize in the adult entertainment world competition. Fade to Black joins other Vivid classic winners of recent years: Seven Deadly Sins (2000), Bad Wives (1998) and Bobby Sox (1997). Paul Thomas, who won Best Director-Film for Fade to Black, also directed Bad Wives and Bobby Sox.
The Vivid booth was the place to be at Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Vivid Girls Briana Banks, Kira Kener, Cheyenne Silver, Jenna Jameson, Taylor Hayes, Chelsea Sinclaire, and Dasha were crowd magnets. During the AEE, Vivid Interactive held numerous retailer promotions, with such prizes as a Sony, 27-inch Vega television set and vacations to Cancun, the Bahamas and Hawaii.
Vivid wrapped up the old year and kicked off the New Year with non-stop parties.
There was the "Erotic Exotic Winter Wonderland" bash at Opium Gardens in Miami's South Beach on Friday, December 28th. A twin-engine plane flew back and forth over the most beautiful beach in Miami towing the Vivid logo. DJ Mark Leventhal spun till the wee hours for a crowd estimated at 3,000.
The hot place to be in chilly Utah on January 18th was the Silvermine, a converted Park City mineshaft that was the site of "Giant Snow Ball," a major party co-hosted by Vivid with Giant LA. Jenna Jameson and Chelsea Sinclaire were the featured guests at the dance party on the final night of Slamdance. Giant LA provided world class DJs Anthony Pappa of Global Underground, along with Colette and Valerie.
Vivid was the subject of an in-depth feature in the Los Angeles Times Magazine on January 6th. Readers learned about the company's origins and growth, and the role played by the first Vivid Girl, Ginger Lynn. The article spawned a flurry of additional mainstream interest in Vivid.
More Vivid mainstream media Appearances:
Tony Bruno of Fox Sports Radio is using the Vivid Girls to make some enlightened NFL picks on his national show. Jenna Jameson was on with her crystal ball on December 21st, Briana Banks did the show on January 11th and Tony lined up Chelsea Sinclaire to do it from Park City during Slamdance.
The January-February issue of FHM has a dazzling, double page spread featuring the Vivid Girls entitled "Bite My Neck and I'm Ready to Go!"
Adam Film World Guide (Vol. 15 #1) featured Dasha on the cover with the apt coverline: "The Perfect, Blonde Porn Star." Inside was a steaming pictorial of the Czech beauty. Adam Film World Directory for 2002 had a cover photo of the beautiful Taylor Hayes.
Ian McKellen, the very British wizard Gandalf of "Lord of the Rings," joked with Conan O'Brien on "Late Night" on January 10th about the possibility of an adult version of the film. O'Brien's staff had purchased a copy of Vivid's "Lord of the Rims" compilation VHS to give McKellen.
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