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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:

Bivouac in the Ozarks, a 16mm short, was his first film as cinematographer for the 166th Signal Photo Company - the Army unit he was serving in then - directed by Ted Sizer. 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:

I'd rather play cards if I can't have a lady with big tits. See more »

Trivia:

After his military service, he returned to Hollywood, and enlisted as industrial cameraman (1945) with the Local 659 Guild of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). After he was re-graded to still man (1955), he found work as still photographer (uncredited) for the long lasting, prestigious The Red Skelton Hour (1951), and the soon-to-be TV hits Cheyenne (1955), Gunsmoke... See more »

Trademark:

Usually ends his films with some type of violence See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the sex-industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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