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Also Known As: Died: September 18, 2004
Born: March 21, 1922 Cause of Death: died of complications of pneumonia
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Director ...
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Was a combat photographer during World War II
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Worked in industrial film in the San Francisco area
1955:
Was a still photographer for "Guys and Dolls"
1956:
Worked as a still photographer on "Giant"
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Shot pin-ups for <i>Playboy</i>
1959:
Directed first feature, "The Immortal Mr. Teas"; the film cost $24,000 and grossed $1 million
1961:
Helmed "Eve and the Handyman", starring then-wife Eve Meyer; also directed the erotic anthology "Eroticon"
1963:
Directed the erotic feature "Heavenly Bodies"
1965:
Helmed the cult classic "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" starring Tura Satana as one of a trio of buxom brutes wreaking havoc on a desert road trip
1967:
Had producer, director, editor, director of photography and story credits for the erotic melodrama "Good Morning, and Goodbye!", a story about a wealthy farmer and his dissatisfied young wife
1969:
Was director, producer, screenwriter and editor of the menage a trois feature "Cherry, Harry and Raquel"
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Signed deal with 20th Century Fox
1970:
Directed the psychedelic sex romp "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", scripted by Roger Ebert
1973:
Was producer, director, screenwriter and second unit camera operator for the campy adventure "Blacksnake!"
1974:
Produced, directed, wrote and was cinematographer of "Super Vixens"
1976:
Directed, produced and edited the erotic comedy "Up!"
1979:
Helmed his last feature to date, "Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens"; was also producer, screenwriter and featured in a cameo role
1987:
Had a cameo as a video salesman in a Jon Landis-directed segment of the 1987 comedy anthology "Amazon Women on the Moon"

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