Clive McLean

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Clive McLean
Born (1944-10-27)October 27, 1944
Died March 29, 2005(2005-03-29) (aged 60)
Nationality British
Occupation Photographer

Clive McLean (27 October 1944 – 29 March 2005) was an English photographer and an AVN Hall of Fame member[1] best known for his work at Hustler and Barely Legal. He was sometimes credited as Oliver English and Clive McClean.[2]

McLean earned a qualification in graphic design in 1963 from Bradford College of Art.[citation needed] For a time, he was a band manager for Cat Stevens.[3] He began photographing hippies and groupies for men's magazines and eventually did the first layout for Club.[citation needed]

While doing photography for Playboy in the 1960s, he was approached by Bob Guccione to come and work for him at Penthouse.[citation needed]

He met Larry Flynt in 1976 through photographer James Baes.[3] Flynt was so impressed with McLean that he doubled the salary Guccione was paying him and brought him to the United States to begin a twenty-nine-year working relationship with Flynt.

McLean appeared in the 2000 PBS Frontline documentary on the industry called "American Porn".[3] He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2001.[1] He received the "Best Vignette" Award at the 2004 AVN Awards, and, that same year, American Movie Classics aired "The AMC Project: I Want to Be Clive McClean".[3] McLean married model/makeup artist, Erica, in 1994.[3] Together, they created and worked on the Barely Legal and Hot Showers franchises. His first wife was the model Stephanie McLean.[4] He had a son from that marriage named Roman.[3]

McLean and his wife lived in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, and they were active in setting up a park for the neighborhood dogs called Pinehurst Park.[citation needed] The actor Nick Brendan (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was also involved in this activity.[citation needed]

Well regarded in the industry, he once shared studio space with fellow photographer Herb Ritts.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "The AVN Awards Show a Night to Remember". Adult Industry News. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "“The AMC Project: I Want To Be Clive McClean” and “The AMC Project: I Want To Be Karan Rojan” Premiere November 17 on AMC". AMC Networks. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Clive McLean Obituary". Google Groups. Google. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Steve Parrish, Nick Harris (2015). Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend, Barry Sheene. Little, Brown Book Group. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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