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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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Known For

Up! Director
(1976)
(1961)

Filmography

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 2002 Pandora Peaks (Video documentary)
 1991 Jean Park: Soultwister (Music Video)
 1990 Melissa Mounds (Documentary)
 1990 Mondo Topless, Too (Documentary)
 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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Show Show Writer (26 credits)
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Show Show Actor (16 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (6 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Location management (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (27 credits)
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Personal Details

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 | 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)

Spouse:

Edy Williams  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

William Arthur Meyer | Lydia Lucinda Hauck
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

SuperVixen [from Supervixens (1975)] 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Although he briefly attended junior college, he admitted that he was pretty much self-taught as a photographer and filmmaker. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

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