, (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 Name||Russell Albion Meyer|
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Birthday||March 21, 1922|
|Birthplace||Oakland, California, USA|
|Date of death||September 18, 2004 ( Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, age 82)|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Russ Meyer compared to you?|
|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|