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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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(1961)

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 2002 Pandora Peaks (Video documentary)
 1991 Jean Park: Soultwister (Video short)
 1990 Melissa Mounds (Documentary)
 1990 Mondo Topless, Too (Documentary)
 1977 Who Killed Bambi? (Short) (Three Day Shooting)
 1976 Up!
 1975 Supervixens
 1973 Black Snake
 1972 Foxy/Viva Foxy Trailer (Short)
 1968 Vixen!
 1966 Mondo Topless (Documentary)
 1965 Motorpsycho!
 1965 Mudhoney
 1963 Europe in the Raw (Documentary)
 1961 Erotica
 1961 The Naked Camera (Short)
 1960 This Is My Body (Short)
 1949 The French Peep Show (Documentary short)
 1947 Afro Mood Burlesque (Short) (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

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 | 13 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 like to be recognized as a good filmmaker. See more »

Trivia:

Famous for his breast fetish, Meyer would often cast women in their first trimester of pregnancy as their breasts would have ballooned even further. He also had a dislike for augmented breasts and would not be featured in his films until Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979). See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

King Leer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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