Roger Ebert Remembers Malcolm McLaren, Russ Meyer, and Who Killed Bambi

    Before Roger Ebert flexed his iconic thumbs, he was a writer-for-hire for Hollywood schlockmeister and breast enthusiast Russ Meyer. Ebert penned a few less than classic movies for the producer, including Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, and was also contracted to write a film for the Sex Pistols. Ebert’s tale of meeting with impresario Malcolm McLaren and feverishly banging out the script for a movie, Who Killed Bambi, that would never be made is funny, but also a kind remembrance of two men who never worried about letting a little thing like quality get in the way of a truly good show. [Roger Ebert’s Journal]