Clive McLean

Film director

1944 – 2005

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Who was Clive McLean?

Clive McLean was an English photographer born in Leeds, and AVN Hall of Fame member best known for his work at Hustler and Barely Legal. He was sometimes credited as Oliver English and Clive McClean.

McLean earned a degree in graphic design and journalism in the 1960s from the Royal College of Art. For a time, he was band manager for Cat Stevens. He began photographing hippies and groupies for men's magazines, and eventually did the first layout for Club.

While doing photography for Playboy in the sixties, Clive was approached by Bob Guccione to come and work for him at Penthouse.

He met Larry Flynt in 1976 through photographer James Baes. 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 29-year working relationship with Flynt.

McLean appeared in the 2000 PBS Frontline documentary on the industry called "American Porn." He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2001. He received the "Best Vignette" award at the 2004 AVN Awards, and that year American Movie Classics aired "The AMC Project: I Want to Be Clive McLean."

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Born
Oct 27, 1944
Leeds
Also known as
  • Oliver English
  • Clive Robertson McLean
  • Clive McClean
  • C.M.
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Nationality
  • England
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Died
Mar 29, 2005
Chatsworth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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