Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! RUSS MEYER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 214738. RUSS MEYER He signs a politically incorrect, autograph note in response to a request for contributions for a shelter for battered women. Autograph Note signed: "Russ Meyer" , 1 page, 8½x11.
No place, 1979 November 3. Handwritten reply on a form letter (Meyer's name also inked by an unknown hand in the salutation) from Sherry Sussman of the Women's Crisis Center in Las Vegas. She had requested that recipients send autographed photos of themselves for display in the "Celebrity Room" of the newly opened shelter for abused and battered women. Meyer's handwritten reply, in full: Sherry - Pls let me know when you do the same for the men!
Meyer started out as a photographer, winning amateur awards before he was 15. He spent World War II as a combat cameraman, and then moved to the somewhat less stressful field of glamour photography. Soon he was photographing models for skin magazines, becoming one of the most prolific of Hugh Hefner's photographers at Playboy , and then into nudie films.Meyer was an inept director without sex and violence, as the disappointing The Seven Minutes (1971) can attest. But with it, he was able to carve out his own niche in the film market. His early films like The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) slipped by censor boards by showing nudity without sexual contact. He abandoned this strategy and added plenty of violence with Lorna (1964), a mix that culminated in cult classics like Motor Psycho (1965) and Harry, Cherry and Raquel (1969) as well as Pussycat.
Meyer achieved mainstream recognition - and courted obscenity charges - with Vixen (1969) , a shoestring movie about a wife (Erica Gavin) in a secluded mountain cabin who has sex with a series her husband's clients and guests, including her own brother. Vixen earned almost 80 times its production cost. In 1970, Meyer scored big again with Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), co-scripted by Meyer and movie critic Roger Ebert. In the year he penned the note shown here, Meyer spoofed his own film making style with Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens. Interestingly, Meyer would not be able to append this same note today.
This shelter, commonly known as Safe Nest, remains active in Las Vegas under the gender-neutral name, Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis. Its website states that it serves primarily battered women and their children, although victims of both genders are assisted. TADC offers counseling services, public education in the schools, and other programs, in addition to temporary refuge. Fold creases through "R" of Russ and "M" and "y" of Meyer.
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