It's a very sad day. Many many years ago I snuck into Vixon and for many years after thought that's what all X rated movies were like. Just recently I watched Faster pussycat and still couldn't believe how strangely great the movie was ...
Yep... he was one of a kind. I managed to get a nice Vixens LD box set a few years back that has the films with commentary. Never managed to get Mondo Topless on LD but I do have a tape of it. Hopefully his movies will get a good DVD treatment in the future.
There are 9 Meyer DVDs out in region one, but they don't come cheap at $40 a pop. You can get them through his website. I'll be hanging on to my Vixen LD box, as there are no commentaries on the DVDs, and they are great commentaries.
I had heard of the "Patton grabs Hitler" story before, but never realized that Meyer was in on it. He apparently was a great combat cameraman, a point totally left out of the general discussion of his works.