The story of Michael Tavis of pornoillimite with hands stained in bloodPictolic
To the fifties of the XX century the United States remained very puritanical country, where of erotic publications was illegal. But the stricter the restrictions, the more you want to break them.
It is the passion of people for voyeurism amassed a fortune Michael TEVIS (Michael Thevis) — a man who earned millions in pornoavtomats having stirred up rumors about his ties to the mafia and not gosausee his own to kill the competition and detractors.
Magazines with girls — the key to success
The future king of pornography was born in the midst of the great depression in 1932 and came from a family of Greek immigrants. His parents were divorced, and the boy from childhood was forced to work. In the end, barely reaching 18 years of age, he ran away from his native North Carolina to Atlanta — a city of opportunities and the center of the American South.
And yet at first, the poverty spoils the life of a young businessman. His family lived in a tiny apartment near the prison, and the money was not enough even for antifreeze for the car. Then ambitious husband promised his wife Joan to be a millionaire by thirty years — and she believed him. Of TEVIS actually had on people, especially women, hypnotic effect.
In the 60s, Michael TEVIS published a guide for American colonies nudists. "I must have sold a gazillion copies, — he said. — But they didn't even have pictures." He later founded the Peachtree News company and engaged in the production of cheap pamphlets with frivolous stories and pictures on each page.
First million and the Golden era of porn
Michael TEVIS in his youth
Michael decided to bring to the design of the devices a few improvements. After returning to Atlanta, he hired who served time for hacking the phones fitter Roger Underhill to help him to make his own prototype.
The owners of the bookstores gave TAVIA half of the proceeds from views — profits was just fabulous. Even after the porn on the wide screen in 1972, the income of the cinema was barely a quarter of the money spinning machines.
A good citizen
The young couple, Michael and Joan
If at the beginning of career, TEVIS liked to boast about his high position in porn, but now it was obvious to everyone — pile up he became the leader of the Church community and a generous philanthropist. His company entered the Bureau to improve business practices, and the income of TEVIS invest in real estate and two hundred small shops and delivery services. In addition, Mr. T opened a furniture and transport companies, as well as a restaurant in its accompanied success, however the private life of Tavisa beginning to crack.
Big money had instilled in him a passion for luxury lifestyle, and wife Patsy are not so attracted to the extravagant millionaire. They played the role of a glamorous couple, but Joan's house was immersed in a care of five children and managing a pompous mansion "lions Gate" with thirty rooms.
Of TEVIS with children
Pat was younger than his boss for twenty-two years, had stunning good looks, tenacity and mind — under the direction of Tavisa she rose to head the largest of his companies.
The decline of the Empire
Less than six months as from the destruction of property of competitors, they moved on to more drastic measures. On the thirteenth of November Michael TEVIS set up a meeting with a former partner of Kenneth Hannah, who went to the competitors from new York. Their truck, loaded with pirate copies of films for the machines of Tavisa, recently, the police arrested Mr. T realized that Hannah not only merged the designs of the projectors, but also stole the movie.
Hannah had probably been waiting for from colleagues of any business proposal, but instead at the meeting, TEVIS just pulled a gun and fired three shots into his chest — a bullet in the head he has finished crying for mercy "traitor." Wrapping the body in box packing from pornoavtomats, of TEVIS put the poor guy into the trunk of his car and then called Underhill that he got rid of the body.
A masterpiece, funded by Davicom
At this time, new issues again, with the competitors forced Tavisa to go on the offense. This time to eliminate another former employee, Jimmy Maese who opened the shop with a movie for adults, volunteered Underhill. Sam TEVIS at this time was in a wheelchair after a terrible car accident.
13 Sep 1973 Maes exploded in the pickup truck — from explosion of his body struck the roof of a pickup truck and fell on the pavement a few metres from the car. Planted a bomb Underhill was at this time nearby. Before the police arrived he managed to pick up a watch, and a few fragments of the body of the victim. From the remains he suggested that Tavis to make a paperweight that would be a great decoration of an office in the mansion of porn king.
In early April 1978, the TEVIS appeared in court in Louisville. The blame was taken by the Clifford Wilson, so the judge replaced the porn king in prison for eight years at the medical center for prisoners ' injuries after the accident, Tavis was too serious, so he needed special care. His girlfriend Evans, a born-again Christian, completely broke relations with the offender, so in the prison ward came to visit him only a wife and Patricia McLean.
Patricia had regularly supplied him with money, which of TEVIS continued to lead a luxurious life, even behind bars. His room was more than comfortable, he has received unprecedented privileges like an unlimited number of phone calls, the opportunity to leave the courthouse without supervision and to retire with McLean in a separate room.
Of TEVIS and Macklin
First of Underhill covered partner and former companion, but his attitude changed when TEVIS organized the attack on your too many knew the man. In the end, the king and relatives of Underhill persuaded him to testify against former friend — Roger was questioning the lie detector, and Tavis started a new criminal case.
Patricia McLean helped her lover escape from prison, but life on the run was no good, therefore, TEVIS decided to go back to Janet Evans. Madly in love with him, Janet put her house up for sale, they took all the jewelry worth about a million dollars and half a million in cash, and then began to travel on the new Chevy Caprice for the southern States.
At this time, Michael was able to purchase a copy trehserijnogo interrogation of Underhill. Additionally, the former partner filed Tavisa to court in order to win 8.3 million dollars in lost share of the business. All this has led fugitive pornomagnat mad — love couple have decided to postpone all your plans and get to Underhill.
In late August 1978, Evans asked his cousin, a police officer named Bart hood, to get to Tavisa another vehicle and driver's license. Then Janet and Bart got in touch with another relative that he did for them, gun silencer, after which the TEVIS and hood went to Atlanta for the head of the former partner.
Underhill came under the witness protection program, but, despite the entreaties of the feds, he returned to his hometown to sell the house. Beside him and waited for the TEVIS and hood.
Sixteen days later, on 9 November 1978, the murderer of pornoillimite caught in Connecticut, when he forged documents to try to withdraw money in the Bank became suspicious, the Manager called the police, who called the FBI. During the storming of the building Michael TEVIS tried to persuade a Federal agent Richard foster and chief of police of the city to let them go with Janet, but persuasion failed — a couple tied up and taken to the police station.
The king had Tavisa a lot of evidence, but to present all of them did not — the charges have enough for life, and new details only stretched to judicial process.
Mr. T denied all allegations, even after a neighbor Underhill confirmed that he saw him during the attack. However, TEVIS called the deceased and his neighbour liars and paranoid, and agent king was accused of professional myopia and the desire to curry favor with a bogus resonant case.
When October 21, 1979, the court sentenced Michael Tavis to life in prison, FBI agent Paul king was escorted from the courthouse to applause. Patricia McLean was accused of aiding a prisoner to escape, but the girl denied everything and threatened to commit suicide if she will not cease to pursue. The jury acquitted her.
Janet Evans was released in 1992. Then Paul king retired, having served in the FBI for 23 years. The mansion "lions Gate" in the 90-ies belonged to Whitney Houston, yet successful real estate agent Tony TEVIS (Michael's son) bought the estate with his stepfather and has not recovered its former splendor.
The former millionaire was brought to the chamber of the hamster, and often peeping over the fence to look at the house with a miserable apartment, where he lived with Joan while she was poor — a view from the window he picked up a tailor. Before the TEVIS died in 2013 of a heart attack, he left memoirs about the formation of the porn industry in the U.S. and their role in it.