Kenneth Anger (born February 3, 1927) is an American and author. He began making films around age nine, but his early films are now lost. His first film to see distribution was , filmed in Los Angeles in 1947, which gained the attention of Jean Cocteau, who then invited him to go to Paris. In 1949, Anger directed The Love That Whirls which according to the 1972 book Experimental Cinema contained (faked) nudity, and was thus confiscated by the film lab. While most of his films are short subject (ranging from 3.5 minutes to 30 minutes) mood pieces, in 1955 he made a documentary film of the ruins of Crowley's in Cefalù, Sicily, which is now considered a lost film.