Russell Albion "Russ" Meyer [March 21, 1922. - Sept. 18, 2004] creator of 'soft core' movies, also termed 'sexploitation' featuring and focusing on women with large breasts was born in Oakland - or San Leandro.
Life in Oakland
His mother, a nurse, and father, an Oakland police officer, split up right after he was born.
After a stint in the army during World War II in the photographic corps, "Meyer was working in Oakland, California doing industrial films for the SP railroad, working as a part-time projectionist at the fifteen-hundred-seat El Rey Burlesque Theater in Oakland, taking movie stills, and other such gigs." 1
1. Russ Meyer's Breast Early Years and a Few Sad Ones at the End. Post by Matt Dukes Jordan. http://fleshapoidfilms.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/russ-meyers-breast-early-years-and-a-few-sad-ones-at-the-end/
Books about Russ Meyer
- Big Bosoms, Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film by Jimmy McDonough
Lips, HIps, TIts, Power by Doyle Greene
Russ Meyer--The Life and Films: A Biography and a Comprehensive, Illustrated and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography by David K. Frasier. http://books.google.com/books?id=pmZSBqUyslEC&dq=russ+meyer+oakland&source=gbs_navlinks_s