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Stag Films

April 19, 2011

advertisement in MOVING PICTURE NEWS (8 April 1911): 19.

Perhaps my favorite thing about this gem of ephemeral film history is that the Rose Company was looking for both Stag Films (aka porn) and a print of Pathé’s (1907) Passion Play, which was the poster-child for the cinema’s bid for respectability in 1911. Notice how they don’t care about the quality of the stag film prints …

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