The Official “Kiddie Matinee Stole my Adolescent Brain” Contest

posted by Defiance on December 11, 2007 at 3:35 pm

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEMORIES!!! See your very own recollections of the 1960’s and 1970’s “Children’s Matinee” transpire on the big screen in… “THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY”, an ALL-NEW feature length documentary film.

Now, unless you were in a cave… or behind a million mountains, some part of your life must have been touched by the wonderfully surreal “kiddie” matinee releases of K. Gordon Murray and others. Those of you who experienced these treasures in the grand movie houses of the past… here’s your chance to share with the world YOUR STORY.

Did you… strain to comprehend a single phrase spoken by the legendary “Stinky the Skunk” (from LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD fame)? Anyone and everyone who has a memory to share, submit it to this blog now!!! Or you can e-mail us at

If your entry is chosen to be featured in the film, you will receive a special “Wonder World of K. Gordon Murray” DOCUMENTARY PRIZE PACK* which includes an EXCLUSIVE “teaser” poster for the documentary film and a LIMITED EDITION t-shirt!!! And remember this…. we are looking for more than one! Submit as many as you want… as often as you want (deadline for entries is Feb. 1st, 2008)!!!

CAUTION: The producers of “The Wonder World of K. Gordon Murray” documentary are not responsible for any trauma that may occur when re-visiting these childhood memories. If nightmares do ensue, please seek medical attention. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery while reminiscing about the “kiddie” matinee.

*Winners will be announced online at ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st 2008.

Comments (3)

GFeret on December 11, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Huh? Yes, any cave would certainly be better than a K. GORDON MURRAY film. The point is, I could tell that even as a kid in the ‘60s, and stayed away from those films in droves, even when the matinee tickets were freebies. There’s nothing more cheap and cheesy a kiddy flick than a KGM release! What in the world have you guys been smoking?

Defiance on December 11, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Thank you for your comment!!! The point is not to glorify K. Gordon Murray or his films, but to preserve a time period in history that is in danger of being lost to the ages. Some individuals may agree that these films should be forgotten. That is a matter of opinion. The documentary is not only about these films and the people that brought them to us, it is about the pop culture of the 1950’s through the 1970’s and a phenomenon, good or bad, that struck the hearts of children everywhere. It is about drive-in’s and carnies peddling “sex-hygiene” books. It is about “spooks shows” and tacky gimmicks. It is about the age of showman and their inevitable decline. And remember, dear readers, this is a humorous story… which is what nostalgia is all about! Just ask the immortal Jean Shepherd.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Kid shows were almost as bad as Midnight Shows.Almost.

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