Friday Fun Facts – The Magazine Article that Inspired “Saturday Night Fever”

On this day in 1976, an article appeared in New York magazine, written by Nik Cohn, entitled “The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night.” That nonfiction article became the inspiration behind the movie “Saturday Night Fever.” The writers of the film relied heavily from Cohn’s article. However, the article was completely fabricated. None of the people profiled actually existed. Cohn finally admitted his fraud in 1994. But, to this day, “Saturday Night Fever” remains an iconic film on the disco era.


Posted on June 7, 2013, in fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, nonfiction, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Summer is full of writing ideas for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, devotions and writing for children. Make sure you glean every one you can.

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