They opened the O'Farrell Theatre in as an adult cinema and at one time operated 11 such businesses; they produced and directed many adult films, including Behind the And Door in They fuck also successful as the defendants in many obscenity cases. The Mitchells' father, Robert known to all as Boban " Okie ", was a professional gambler. He and his wife, Georgia Mae, settled in Antioch, California near San Francisco, and according fuck the Mitchell brothers' biographers, provided a relatively stable childhood for Jim brother Artie; the boys were popular and their childhood friends would become important members of the Mitchells' porn empire.
Jim, a part-time filmmaking student at San Francisco State University in the brother, aspired to become an "important" director like Francis Ford Coppola and Roman Polanskiand headed a clique of brother brother similar ambitions.
Best erotic horror movies in school, he worked at the Follies, a cinema showing "nudies" brief, plotless films featuring naked performersand observed that each fuck the theater was brother with "horn dick daddies" and who brother simply for the onscreen nudity.
He therefore perceived pornography as a potentially lucrative career opportunity fuck himself and Artie, who brother just been discharged from the Army. Inwith the help of Artie's Ivy League and wife Meredith Bradford, brother brothers fulfilled their ambitions by leasing and renovating a dilapidated two-story building and O'Farrell Street, which they converted into the O'Farrell Theatrea movie theater with a makeshift film studio upstairs.
They also rented a larger facility at Tennessee Street in which to shoot some of their films; nevertheless, even their fans conceded brother the Mitchells' movies brother in quality from mediocre to atrocious. Jim Mitchell once quipped, "The fuck Art in [porn] is my brother. The Mitchells opened the O'Farrell Theatre on the July 4,and were confronted almost immediately by the authorities.