[Ads-l] "stag films" antedated (UNCLASSIFIED)

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Oct 26 18:07:42 UTC 2015


Note that this would seem to undercut the claim that "A Free Ride" was the first stag film, unless "stag film" has changed in meaning.  Of course, the fact that this advertisement was placed in a mainstream publication supports the likelihood of such a shift.

Do we know why those who assign "A Free Ride" to 1915 choose that date?


John Baker


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OED has 1968 for "stag films"

_Billboard_ 23 July 1910, p. 48 col 2

"STAG FILMS WANTED Films suitable for stag parties and saloon work" [advertisement]
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