|Also known as:||King Leer|
|Born:||March 21, 1922|
San Leandro, California, USA
|Died:||September 18, 2004 (aged 82)|
Hollywood Hills, California, USA
|Influenced:||John Waters (director),
Quentin Tarantino (director)
- For a list of big bust Russ Meyer models, see Category:Russ Meyer models.
Meyer's work as a film director has been divided into four stylistic periods. First were the "nudie-cuties"-- burlesque-style comedies which Meyer inaugurated with The Immoral Mr. Teas in 1959 and ended with Heavenly Bodies in 1963. Next came the "Drive-in Steinbeck" period, films which have also been labeled "roughies" and "kinkies". Another American film genre which Meyer started, his "roughies" began with Lorna in 1964, and ended with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! in 1966. Meyer's "Color Synch-Sound Sex Dramas" began with Common-Law Cabin in 1967 and concluded with Cherry, Harry, and Raquel! in 1969. His "Parody-Satire" period started with the 20th-Century Fox film, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and continued throughout his last independently-produced films, concluding with Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens in 1979. Scattered throughout his film career were five uncharacteristic productions: Europe in the Raw! (1963), which critics call a documentary, but Meyer considered a "nudie-cutie", Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1964), a mainstream historical film made in Europe, Mondo Topless (1966) a documentary, The Seven Minutes (1971) Meyer's second film for Fox, and Blacksnake (1973), Meyer's second unsuccessful attempt at a historical film. Meyer's last released film, Pandora Peaks, was a video in documentary style.
- For a list of big bust Russ Meyer actresses, see Category:Russ Meyer actresses.
- RM Films International - The Movies of Russ Meyer
- Frasier, David K. (1998). Russ Meyer: The Life and Films A Biography and a Comprehensive, Illustrated, and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0472-8.
- McDonough, Jimmy. (2005) Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film. New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 1-4000-5044-8.
- Gore, Chris (2004-12-26). The Man Who Really, Really Loved Women. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Cult film-maker Russ Meyer dies. BBC News (2004-09-22). Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Naughton, Philippe (2004-09-22). Sexploitation king Russ Meyer dies, aged 82. Times Online. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- IMDb profile. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Saltz, Jerry. Bosom Maximus. artnet. Retrieved on 2008-06-17. Reprint (with pictures) from: Saltz, Jerry (2002-06-04). Bosom Maximus. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Ebert, Roger (2004-09-22). King of the funny skin flicks. rogerebert.com. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Playmate directory profile of Eve Meyer. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
- Frasier (1998), p. 4.
- Moledski, Tania (2007). "Women's Cinema as Counterphobic Cinema: Doris Wishman as the Last Auteur", in Jeffrey Sconce: Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press, p. 49. ISBN 0-7864-0472-8.
- Filmography based on Frasier, David K. (1998). Russ Meyer : The Life and Films : A Biography and A Comprehensive, Illustrated, and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co, pp. 203-211. ISBN 0-7864-0472-8.