San Bernardino, CA: Puck Film Productions, 1965. Black and white silver gelatin print. 6 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 in. Stamped “‘Kustom Kar Kommandos’ A Film By Kenneth Anger” on verso. Very good with four small abrasions to photo paper and wear at edges. Item #6284
Black and white silver gelatin production still of two young men leaning over the engine of a hot rod, from Kenneth Anger’s short film Kustom Kar Kommandos. Artists’ stamp on verso “Kustom Kar Kommandos a Film by Kenneth Anger”.
Made with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the film was intended to be much longer than its three minute runtime, but Anger burned through the funding too quickly to realize the longer project. A sly and lurid example of an age old trick of queer artists – flooding the homoerotic undercurrent of classic scenes and images of American heterosexual masculinity until it spills over.