David Hamilton was born in London, England on April 15, 1933. During World War II, he was evacuated to Dorset, but returned to London for school. Afterward, he worked for an architect. Later, he was a graphic designer for Elle magazine in Paris, an art director of Queen magazine, and an art director for the Printemps department store. He was a photographer whose images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography. He directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls including Bilitis in 1977. His work appeared in more than two dozen books. He was recently accused of raping underaged models during his career. He committed suicide on November 25, 2016 at the age of 83.
Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet was born in Brest, France in 1922. Robbe-Grillet's first novel, The Erasers (1953) is considered to be one of the first books of the nouveau roman, or new novel, in which external reality is more important than character or plot. His other works included The Voyeur (1955), Jealousy (1957) and Djinn (1981). He worked in the film industry as a writer, actor and director. He died at the age of 85 on February 18, 2008.