JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

November 6, 2013

John Keel’s History of Stag Movies

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 9:58 pm

In 1969, John Keel contemplated writing a history of stag movies.  It wasn’t meant as a serious history, and he didn’t plan to put his name on it.  Instead, he planned a sort of satire of the industry, and of the late ’60s growing permissiveness, using screenplays for imaginary films,   However, he ran into trouble with the idea, and, as he said, “I had created a Frankenstein.  Instead of writing a funny book about dirty movies I found myself writing a dirty book about funny movies.”

He sent an intriguing letter to his agent, Knox Burger, about the project, and a sample of one of the phony screenplays.  I suppose I’ll post them on another page.  There are no pictures, but he does talk about dirty movies, and somebody may be in a workplace that would find it NSFW.

KEELSTAG1

KEELSTAG2B

KEELSTAG3

KEELSTAG4

KEELSTAG5

 

 

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. Another aspect of John’s complexity. Would have been one hell of a book, though! Thanks, Doug…as ever.

    Comment by William J. Grabowski — November 11, 2013 @ 1:27 am

  2. I can’t help but wonder what he would have done with it. It’s possible, though, that his letter on the difficulties of the project is more interesting than the project itself…

    Comment by Doug — November 11, 2013 @ 8:18 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress