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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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 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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Show Show Actor (16 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (5 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Location management (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
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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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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 don't pretend to be some kind of sensitive artist. Give me a movie where a car crashes into a building and the driver gets stabbed by a bosomy blonde, who gets carried away by a dwarf musician. Films should run like express trains! See more »

Trivia:

While bivouacked at Moberley House, Manchester, sometime in May 1944, he was assigned by Col. Laughton, of the US Army Pictorial Service (London), to film a group of GI prisoners being trained in a stockade near Southampton. The Military Police guards told Meyer that they had been convicted of capital crimes and had been sentenced to death, but had agreed to be parachuted behind enemy lines prior... See more »

Trademark:

Often collaborated with Roger Ebert. See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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