Naked Came The Hoax…..A Brief History

“Naked Came the Stranger,” Penelope Ashe’s torrid novel of adultery and revenge, exploded onto the literary scene in the summer of 1969. Ashe, a “demure Long Island housewife,” regaled every television and radio show host who would listen to her with tales of how she brought the sultry page-turner to life. The literary establishment was scandalized, both by the explicit and pervasive sexual content and by the poor quality of the writing itself. The book-buying public didn’t care. “Naked” shot to the top of the bestseller lists, blazing through its initial run of hardcovers in a matter of weeks. Then on September…

“Naked Came The Box Art”: The Anatomy of a DVD Box Cover

This is an account of the creation of the box art for our new DVD release of Radley Metzger’s 1975 classic, “Naked Came The Stranger”. From concept to completion, I will take you on a tour through the many versions of the box cover along with explanations of what we were trying to do at each step. This was a weeks-long process including dozens of hours of collaborative screen-sharing over Skype. Over the course of the design process, we created many complete drafts and made hundreds of changes. Some were ‘no brainers’, others were made with resistance. But in the end, it…