Knowledge Identifier: +Russ_Meyer
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1922.
Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (17%), California (13%)
Linked to: Yale University, Playboy, Sex Pistols
Eve Meyer - Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969
Meyer would go on to shoot three "Playboy" centerfolds during the magazine's early years, one of his wife Eve Meyer in 1955
B movie - Best known was Russ Meyer, who released his first successful narrative nudie, the comic "Immoral Mr. Teas", in 1959
Eve Meyer - She worked frequently as a photographic model for Russ Meyer after their marriage, appeared in the film "Operation Dames" , and took a lead role in Meyer's 1960 exploitation film "Eve and the Handyman"
Coleman Francis - He appeared in Russ Meyer's 1965 film "Motorpsycho", and his last work in the film industry was in 1970, when he played a drunk in Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"
After the unexpected success of "Easy Rider", and impressed by Meyer's frugality and profitability, 20th Century Fox signed him to produce and direct a proposed sequel to "Valley of the Dolls" in 1969, fulfilling his longstanding ambition to direct for a major Hollywood studio
Lynn Carey - Also in 1970,she provided the vocals for the fictional character Kelly McNamara in Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"
Porter Hall - Director Russ Meyer named one of the characters in the 1970 cult film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" after Hall
Roger Ebert - Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release but is now regarded as a cult classic
Edy Williams - In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", followed by his second mainstream film "The Seven Minutes"
Michael Blodgett - Of his many film and television appearances he is best known for his performance as gigolo Lance Rocke in Russ Meyer's 1970 cult classic "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"
After making his most subdued film, a commercially unsuccessful adaptation of the popular Irving Wallace novel "The Seven Minutes" for Fox, Meyer returned to grindhouse-style independent cinema in 1973 with the blaxploitation period piece "Black Snake", which was dismissed by critics and audiences as incoherent
Anouska Hempel - Thereafter she appeared in several films and television programmes, including "UFO", "The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins" , "Zodiac" , a 1973 adaptation of the comic strip "Tales of Tiffany Jones", and Russ Meyer's controversial, soft pornographic film "Black Snake"
He shot a pictorial of then-wife Edy Williams in March 1973
Edy Williams - In March 1973, she was photographed for "Playboy" in a full color photo spread by then-husband Russ Meyer
Meyer owned the rights to nearly all of his films and spent the majority of the 1980s and 1990s making millions reselling his films on the home video and DVD market
He had no children though there were rumored unsuccessful pregnancies with his second wife Edy Williams and last serious girlfriend, Melissa Mounds, who was found guilty of assaulting him in 1999