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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 (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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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 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:

Famously reclusive, he rarely granted interviews in person but most of his 24 movies have been released through his company, RM Films. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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