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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


The son of a policeman and a nurse, Russ Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman. After the war, he became a professional photographer, shooting some of the earliest Playboy centerfolds. He made his film directorial debut with The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959), the first nudie (... See full bio »

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Personal Details

Other Works:

18 pin-up photographs he took in 1950-60s on display in Santa Monica, then New York City, in 2000 and 2002. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

B. Callum | The Late Russ Meyer | E.E. Meyer | R. Albion Meyer

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Supervixen is like The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). She wears a white dress, she's good, pure. _Shari Eubank_. She plays both parts; it's a reincarnation thing. But, you say, did Superangel really die in that bathtub? Was she really electrocuted? And she now is on top of the mountain, with the blood streaming down, but looking beautiful and elegant, guiding the destinies of three people: ... See more »

Trivia:

Told NY Times that the first time he visited a whorehouse, as a soldier in France during WWII, he was taken there by Ernest Hemingway. See more »

Trademark:

Almost never pans or tilts or dollies his camera, suggests movement through editing, specifically montage. See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the sex-industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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What made Russ so unique to you,compared to other filmmakers? Silent6000
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