Ron Harris (photographer)

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Ron Harris (born 1933-08-06,[1] died Friday, May 26, 2017 at age 83)[2] was an American erotic photographer and television director.

Harris was born in Brooklyn, and attended High School of Performing Arts.[3]

In 1980, Aerobicise began with a four-minute pilot featuring Harris’ then girlfriend, Jami Allen, later associate producer and voice-over of Aerobicise.[3]

In 1981,[4] Harris created and directed the first erotic exercise show, Aerobicise[5][6][7][8] on Showtime on cable television. Aerobicise was nominated for a CableACE Award and became the highest grossing exercise video series of its time. He later created :20 Minute Workout.

Jane Leeves, Jami Allen, Loryanna Catalano, Deborah Corday, Tina Rocca, Tamarah Park, Beth Farrelly, Amanda Lee, Debbie Bellman, Evangeline Browne, Darcy DeMoss, Lee Nicholl, Dan Peterson, Adria Wilson, and others performed in various episodes.

Library Of Congress Copyright Collection has 55 Showtime episodes. [9]

In 1983, Harris, who had three children by four marriages,[10] lived in Westwood, California with daughter Tiffany, 10.[3]

In 1985, Harris wrote the book Aerobicise 20 minutes a day published and distributed by Simon & Schuster in 1986.[11]

The Aerobicise series was released by Paramount Home Video between 1982 and 1995 and was available in LaserDisc, CED, VHS, and DVD formats.[12][13][14][15][16]

In 1996, Harris launched RonHarris.com, an adult-oriented website featuring models between the ages of 18 and 24.[17] In 1999, Harris introduced a website ronsangels.com that, according to the BBC, offered "the eggs of eight models for auction over the internet"[18][19][20][21] with bids starting "between US$15,000 and US$150,000, depending on the model". Harris describes his idea as, "Darwin's natural selection at its very best".[22] Critics have stated that this equates to profit-based eugenics.[23] The egg auctioning part of site was a hoax.[4][24][25][26]

In 2013, American Apparel teamed with Harris to create a tumblr.[27][28][29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harris, Ron, 1933- - LC Linked Data Service: Authorities and Vocabularies | Library of Congress". Id.loc.gov. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. ^ XBIZ. "Adult Site Operator, Erotic Photographer Ron Harris Passes Away". xbiz.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Cable TV's King of Jiggle, Ron Harris, Says He's Getting the Country in Shape, Not in Heat". people.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Who's Creepier Than Terry Richardson? Ron Harris, The Guy Who Started 'Aerobicise'". alloy.com. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ "aerobicise.com". 4 October 1999. Archived from the original on 1999-10-04. Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via archive.org.
  6. ^ Ron Harris (19 March 2015). "AEROBICISE.COM". Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "RESUME". margaretrosedesign.net. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Ken Nahoum Photography and Video". www.kennahoum.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  9. ^ Collection, Copyright. "Results for 'ti:Aerobicise au: Ron Harris' > 'Copyright Collection Library Of Congress'". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  10. ^ "ETHICISTS: EGG SALE OVA THE LINE". nypost.com. 24 October 1999. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Aerobicise : 12 minutes a day (Book, 1986)". [WorldCat.org]. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  12. ^ "Amazon.com: Aerobicise: Movies & TV". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Aerobicise Workout CED Web Page". Cedmagic.com. 1982-03-17. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  14. ^ "Aerobicise, the beginning workout (VHS tape, 1989)". [WorldCat.org]. 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  15. ^ Julien WILK (2018-06-27). "LaserDisc Database - Aerobicise: The Beautiful Workout [13608]". Lddb.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  16. ^ Julien WILK. "LaserDisc Database - New Girls Of Aerobicise, The [ID7333FC]". Lddb.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  17. ^ "Ron Harris Studio Gallery Featuring Supermodels of Erotica". archive.org. 18 April 1999. Archived from the original on 1999-04-18. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  18. ^ Goldberg, Carey. "On Web, Models Auction Their Eggs to Bidders for Beautiful Children". nytimes.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  19. ^ "GEN - There will be only one Ted Williams -- for now". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  20. ^ Associated Press (24 October 1999). "Photographer Puts Up Models' Genes for Sale". Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via LA Times.
  21. ^ "Ron Harris Photographer". gettyimages.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Anger greets online egg auction". BBC News. October 24, 1999. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  23. ^ "The Donor Egg Scheme Hatched On the Web". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Ron's Angels". hoaxes.org. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  25. ^ "'Ron's Angel's Internet egg auction is a scam - BioNews". www.bionews.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Justine Durrell. "Women's Eggs: Exceptional Endings"" (PDF). durrell-law.com. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  27. ^ "American Apparel Invites You to Aerobicise With Ron Harris". racked.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  28. ^ American Apparel (21 January 2013). "Ron Harris' Aerobicise (1981): Presented by American Apparel". Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ "American Apparel - Aerobicise was created in 1981 by award-winning..." American Apparel. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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