A collection of early shorts (a combination of old stag films, vintage shorts, cartoons, and films made for the Penny Arcades) is narrated (seldomly) by an unknown voice over guy in this documentary/ Compilation piece by Alex De Renzy, who himself would go on to become a highly regard porn director (his best stuff being made in the late 70’s and much of the ’80’s.
Director Alex de Renzy’s follow-up film to Pornography in Denmark (1970) (see below) was the quasi-historical two hour and twenty minute A History of the Blue Movie (1970). The porn film was designed to include copious amounts of sex and nudity while circumventing obscenity laws.
It was an evolutionary survey of pornography with rare vintage erotica from the silent era (“blue movies” or stag films), to peep shows (and burlesque), and then the modern day sex industry (with self-serving footage of de Renzy’s own blue films). The historical overview included scenes from films dating from 1915 to 1970:
A Free Ride (1915)
On the Beach (1920) (aka The Goat Man (1923))
Buried Treasure (aka Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure) (1928/29), vintage, animated (first adult cartoon?)
The Janitor (aka Creeping Tom)
The Nun Story (aka The None Story, or College Co-ed), 1950s stag film
Smart Alec (1951) (aka Smart Aleck), X-rated, underground, silent 20-minute film (love-making in a Texas motel room) with unidentified male and stripper, dancer and model Candy Barr (known as underaged, 16 year-old Juanita Dale Slusher) – one of the earliest (if not the first) porn film stars
The film concluded with a Berkeley, California hippie couple artistically filmed making love during auditioning.
Director: Alex de Renzy