MEYER, RUSS). Meyer, Russ & Adolph Albion Schwartz. Foreword By Roger Ebert

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ISBN 10: 0962179728 / ISBN 13: 9780962179723
Published by The Hauck Publishing Company, Inc., Hollywood, CA, 2000
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xviii + iii + vii, 359 + 418 + 436pp, profusely illustrated in sepia-toned monochrome plates. "After a decade of ceaseless toil, the legendary director and Breastman extraordinaire has finally unleashed a pictorial account of his life and mind. Surrender yourself to a startlingly intimate look into the personal and professional life of the director. Feast on a carnal adventure as the lensman describes in detail a Tinsel Town debauch replete with classic films and the most cantilevered women ever to undulate over the Earth's surface. And the Women!!! Over 2,500 photos personally selected by Russ Meyer from his vast underground archive nestled deep within the hills of Hollywood. See Lorna Maitland, Tura Satana, Uschi Digard, Erica Gavin, Kitten Natividad, Tundi, Melissa Mounds, Letha Weapons, Pandora Peaks and dozens more, as you've never seen them before. Thrill to the lust-crazed filmman's erotic meanderings as he recounts for you his monumental couplings with the most oversized and desirable women ever". As if we could add to the author's own hyperbole, this monumental autobiographical kiss and tell comprises three massive tomes detailing Russ Meyer's rise from U.S. Army European Theater combat cameraman to legendary exploitation filmmaker. As an auteur, Meyer has produced such classics as "Mudhoney", "Motor Psycho", "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", "Vixen", "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", and too many more to mention. In fact, virtually all of Volume Three is a detailed filmography (with hundreds and hundreds of stills), even including a chapter setting the record straight on his and Roger Ebert's aborted participation in the Sex Pistols' "Who Killed Bambi?". Of course, in addition to the always entertaining narrative, there are over a thousand nicely reproduced images of the prominent women in his life including the so far unmentioned Eve Meyer, Diane Webber, June Wilkinson, Cynthia Myers, Dolly Read, Haji, Edy Williams, Raven De La Croix, Susan Bernard, and so many more, as well as numerous heavily endowed illustrations by the renowned Bill Ward. It's hard to imagine a more thorough examination of a filmmaker's life and art than what the late, great Russ Meyer wittily produced here in twelve hundred and thirteen pages. A pristine set of this must-have item for the Bosomaniac in your life, still sealed in the publisher's shipping carton. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Bookseller Inventory # 015437

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Publisher: The Hauck Publishing Company, Inc., Hollywood, CA

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Gilt-Embossed Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets - As Issued

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Film Monograph

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The autobiography of the iconic independent Film Director and Producer Russ Meyer. The 3 Volume set includes over 2400 duotone photos taken from Russ Meyer's private collection. All were done under the direct supervision of the legendary film auteur, who is also known for his unique style of photography. Russ Meyer directed the 1960's film classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls as well as Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! originally released theatrically in 1966. Russ Meyer was a combat cameraman in World War II with the 166th Signal Corp. and eventually Russ transitioned to photography of Buxom Women for Playboy Magazine Centerfolds in the 1950s and after.

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Born on March 21, 1922, in San Leandro, California, Russ Meyer has secured his place in cinema history as the pioneer of the sexploitation films. At 18 Russ answered an advertisement inviting young men to train in Hollywood motion picture studios as combat photographers for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. At MGM studios he learned the skills of motion picture photography. Russ distinguished himself by shooting some of the most risky and dangerous combat films and newsreels to come out of World War II. His keen vision for artistry also made him a very capable photographer, enabling him to take some of the earliest and best shots of Playboy centerfolds. Working with Hugh Hefner aroused a new interest in Russ, The Female Nude. This led to his first film The Immoral Mr. Teas. The film made Russ a healthy profit and led to a string of self-financed films that gradually became more permissive on the screen and opened the doors to a creative new art form for nudity. Russ Meyer peaked in 1968-69 with one of the top box office hits that year, Vixen. Russ functioned simultaneously as producer, scriptwriter, director, editor, and cameraman. His energetic character and endless drive to make films, along with his success in budgeting his films, caught the eye of 20th Century Fox president Richard D. Zanuck. This led to a contract for Russ to direct Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) written by Roger Ebert. Following this experience Russ went back to his own independent film making and produced more box office hits, SuperVixens and Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens.

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