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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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Other Works:

Combined honeymoon in Europe with Eve Meyer and business trip, allowed Russell Meyer to shoot photo sets with Sabrina and Jocelyn Lane in London; Rosanna Schiaffino, Esmeralda alias Gina Lollobrigida in Paris; Laya Raki in Berlin. Subsequently, working for Globe Photos, Inc. (California, USA), Russell shot such models and movie... See more »

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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:

[commenting on his third marriage] I'm a serial bigamist. See more »

Trivia:

His works were considered pornographic at the time of their release, but contain very little graphic sexual content by today's standards. 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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