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Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer, (born March 21, 1922), is a American motion picture director.

He made a number of amateur films at the age of 15, and worked during World War II as a newsreel cameraman. Upon returning to civilian life, he became a glamor photographer, and found himself working for Hugh Hefner's newly launched Playboy magazine.

From here, he became a director of nudie films. His films are more ribaldry than pornography, and seem unusually focused on women with large breasts. His later films are almost entirely devoted to this vision; his discoveries include Kitten Natividad and Uschi Digard. He co-wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Roger Ebert. Faster, Pussycat. . . Kill! Kill! is usually considered to be his greatest, or at least his most idiosyncratic, picture.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Russ Meyer Facts

Birth NameRussell Albion Meyer
OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer
BirthdayMarch 21, 1922
SignAries
BirthplaceOakland, California, USA
Date of deathSeptember 18, 2004 ( Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, age 82)
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Russ Meyer compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Russ Meyer's Up
Russ Meyer's VIXEN COLLECTION Box Set
Russ Meyer Collection
Russ Meyer's CHERRY, HARRY & RAQUEL
Classic Quad Set 9
Russ Meyer's Cleavage Collection 4-Disc Set
Russ Meyer's SUPERVIXENS
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