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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. 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... See full bio »

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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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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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[about the drive-in audiences for his films] [They] do not read reviews. They're influenced by a shrieking, shouting radio spot, bombastic TV spot and bigger-than-life ads. They go and they eat the tacos and hamburgers and maybe make out a little bit, and it's just a nice place to go. So those people don't give a shit about Judith Crist or Rex Reed. Who are they, you know? See more »

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After his army service he returned to Hollywood and got a job as an industrial cameraman (1945) with the Local 659 Guild of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). After he was regraded to still man (1955), he found work as a still photographer (uncredited) for The Red Skelton Hour (1951), and episodes of such television series as Cheyenne (1955), Gunsmoke (1955), ... See more »

Trademark:

Often casts women with abnormally large breasts See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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