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

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Oct 26 18:12:24 UTC 2015


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I think the argument is that "A Free Ride" is the oldest stag film extant, not the first one made.
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> 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 suppor= ts the likelihood of such a shift.
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> Do we know why those who assign "A Free Ride" to 1915 choose that date?
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> John Baker
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