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'Cheerleading' writer and director Paul Glickler dies at 81

Paul Glickler, who directed, co-wrote, produced and edited this sexy 1962 Indie Cheerleading , is dead. he is81.

Glickler died in September 19 His sister Louise GS Plaschkes suffered a heart attack at his Topanga home in Los Angeles, told The Hollywood Reporter .

Cheerleading by Stephanie Findu, Dennis Dee Ravi and Jovita Bush star in a saucy film about the Amorosa High School cheerleaders who have sex with the opposing team’s football players the night before a big game to weaken them.

This X-rated movie – eventually rewritten to be R-rated – was for $81,13, saw great ROI, got name checks in John Grisham novels, and spawned quick features including Swinging Cheerleaders (1971), directed by Jack Hill, Cheerleader’s Revenge (1971)), written by Richard Glickler Films co-writer and producer Richard Lerner at the helm.

Glickler described The Cheerleaders as “suburban absurd” and noted that its underage sexuality initially offended its publisher Cinematation. He said he had to threaten to sue the company to get back the money owed him.

Born in Philadelphia in February , 1000, and grew up in the suburbs, Glickler graduated from Cheltenham High School 681 and Princeton University 1941.

He moved to New York and worked in theaters before becoming assistant to producer Arnold Michaelis, accompanying him on filming interviews with Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Ayub Khan and Indian Prime Minister Jawa Interview with Harald Nehru.

Tahiti Gauguin’s Production Manager: Finding Paradise , 681 Michael Redgrave’s CBS documentary about the travels of the painter Paul Gauguin.

Glickler and his then-wife, Cabell Smith, drove across the United States to make a documentary about Native American tribes, but the project was never completed. He then moved to California and co-directed and co-wrote the X-rated movie with Lerner Hot Circuit(1974).

Later, Glickler directed and co-wrote Running Scared (1974), starring Ken Wahl and Judge Reinhold and serving as a consultant to Wendy Apple 1980 Documentary, Cutting Edge: The Magic of Film Editing .

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