Russ Meyer--The Life and Films: A Biography and a Comprehensive, Illustrated and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography

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McFarland, Nov 1, 1997 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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Credited with having "opened the floodgates of screen permissiveness" in 1959 with the landmark "nudie" The Immoral Mr. Teas, legendary independent softcore filmmaker Russ Meyer has continued throughout his 30-year career and 23+ films to expand the limits of screen freedom with such genre classics as Lorna (1964), Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966), and Vixen (1969). Long recognized as an American auteur and honored by numerous international retrospectives of his work, Meyer's story provides valuable insights into independent filmmaking, the history of the modern sexploitation genre, and cinema censorship. Researched from underground, popular and film literature, this book also incorporates much of the material contained in Meyer's own vast archive, to give an in-depth study of the director dubbed "King Leer."
 

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Contents

I RUSS MEYER AMERICAN AUTEUR
1
II BIOGRAPHIES
27
III INTERVIEWS
28
IV MISCELLANEOUS
33
V FESTIVALS AND RETROSPECTIVES
44
VI WIVES
51
Edy Williams Divorce
55
VII ACTRESSES
58
MISCELLANEOUS
128
CENSORSHIP CALIFORNIA
131
REVIEWS
133
The Seven Minutes 1971
141
PROMOTION
142
MISCELLANEOUS
143
Blacksnake 1973
145
PROMOTION
148

Erica Gavin
59
Francesca Kitten Natividad
61
Tami Roche
63
VIII CHARLES NAPIER
64
IX SEXPLOITATION
66
Teas 1959
69
MISCELLANEOUS
70
CENSORSHIP
72
Eve and the Handyman I960
73
MISCELLANEOUS
74
REVIEWS
75
Erotica 1961
76
Europe in the Raw 1963
77
REVIEWS
78
Heavenly Bodies 1963
79
CENSORSHIP FLORIDA
80
REVIEWS
81
REVIEWS
83
REVIEWS
85
Motorpsycho 1965
88
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill 1966
89
Mondo Topless 1966
91
CommonLaw Cabin 1967
92
Good Morning and Goodbye 1967
93
Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers 1968
95
CENSORSHIP LOUISIANA
97
REVIEWS
98
Vixen 1968
102
CENSORSHIP FLORIDA
106
REVIEWS
116
Cherry Harry Raquel 1969
119
MISCELLANEOUS
120
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970
123
PROMOTION
127
MISCELLANEOUS
149
REVIEWS
151
Supervixens 1975
153
PROMOTION
154
MISCELLANEOUS
158
CENSORSHIP CANADA
159
REVIEWS
162
Up 1976
168
MISCELLANEOUS
172
REVIEWS
173
Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens 1979
176
MISCELLANEOUS
184
REVIEWS
186
XL FILMS IN PROGRESS
192
Jaws of Lorna 1981
193
XII FILMS PLANNED BUT NEVER MADE
194
Beyond Beyond 1972
196
XIII VIDEOCASSETTES
198
Censorship
200
XIV A CLEAN BREAST MEMOIR
202
The Immoral Mr Teas 1959
203
Wild Gals of the Naked West
204
Mudhoney 1965
205
1966
206
Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers 1968
207
1969
208
The Seven Minutes 1971
209
Supervixens 1975
210
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra vixens 1979
211
AUTHOR INDEX
213
SOURCE INDEX
219
SUBJECT INDEX
225
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Page vii - I wish to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and institutions for their kind and generous support: Douglas K.

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About the author (1997)

David K. Frasier is a reference librarian at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington. He is the author of several books.

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