Down and Dirty

Hollywood’s Exploitation Filmmakers and Their Movies


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About the Book

Taboo breakers and trendsetters, shameless hucksters and famous directors. Exploitation filmmaking has seen it all. Fred Olen Ray made his first movie for $298. In 1936 Marijuana-Weed with Roots in Hell showed drug use and nudity on screen in an effort to “educate the public.” Kroger Babb, the man behind Mom and Dad, spliced color medical footage of a baby’s birth into his black and white “classic.”
Russ Meyer, John Waters, Andy Milligan, Doris Wishman, and many others are covered. “Classic” films such as The Immoral Mr. Teas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nude on the Moon are examined. Production techniques and innovations are also discussed.

About the Author(s)

Mike Quarles lives in Ellijay, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Mike Quarles
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 65 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2001 [1993]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1142-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6257-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“a wealth of information…a spirited case for taking these films seriously”—Booklist; “the author shows so much wit, enthusiasm, understanding and love—you can’t help feeling the same…interesting and filled with humor”—Classic Images.