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Ken Krippene (? – 1980) was a Chicago lawyer turned Hollywood script writer and the author of several books and magazine articles. He worked as an American journalist and travel writer.


Krippene was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsinmarker and published work in popular men's magazines including Sir!, Argosy, Adventure, Real Combat Stories and Male Magazine during the 1950s through the 1970s. He also wrote several books on Central and Southern American history and contemporary culture. He was married for twenty years, until his death, to Jane Dolinger, a pin-up model and writer on Incan and Western culture.

Selected bibliography


  1. Male Magazine, v.4 # 9, Sept. 1954 “I Keel Gorgeous George”.
  2. Sir!, v.17 # 8, May 1961, "The Secret of the Sun God".
  3. Adventure Magazine, v. 138, #6, August 1962, "The Beast Who Lived to Kill".
  4. Argosy, v.360 #6, June 1965, (Popular Publications) "King of the Rock Hounds".
  5. Men in Adventure, September 1971, ed. Anon. (Rostam Publications Inc) "The Adventures of a Sex Photographer in Swinging London by Rex Stewart, as told to Ken Krippene".


  • Life Along the Amazon (Nelson Doubleday) Jan 1, 1957
  • Buried Treasure (The Real Gold) (Permabooks) Jan 1, 1950

Unpublished works

  • Manuscript: Secrets of the Left Bank... -- Typed draft, 7 pages.
  • Manuscript: Ecuador: Fabulous Land of Emeralds, Gold and Inca Treasure -- Two drafts, typed, 14 pages each.


  1. On-line Card Catalog at the Lenninger Literary Collection of Manuscripts

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