National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – September 18 – Russ Meyers

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Russ Meyers is an icon of American film and helped blaze a trail that many modern filmmakers – such as Quentin Tarantino – have continued on.

While he is primarily known for his innovative and dynamic films starring mostly large breasted women he was also a combat photographer during World War II, and some of his footage ended up in “Patton.”

After his service he shot industrial pictures, and photographed his wife, Eve, for some of Playboy’s early nude pictorials.

He went on to direct, write and produce more than two dozen films and had his biggest breakout success with the 1970 adaptation of Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls.

Tarantino is slated to produce a reissue of Meyers’ Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – the film he is now best known for. Given Tarantino’s aptitude  for the absurd…I couldn’t be more excited.

Take this obit and stick it your squa-dooch!

Russ Meyer, 82, a Filmmaker of Classics in a Lusty Genre, Dies
Published: September 23, 2004

Russ Meyer, whose 1960’s fantasy films about the antics of giant-breasted, often assertive women were among the first “nudies” to have a story line but who later flirted with respectability when his style of filmmaking became influential in the mainstream movie industry, died on Saturday at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was 82. Continue

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