Author Archives: Simon Sheridan

Happy Birthday… ‘Come Play with Me’

Exactly 40 years ago – 28 April 1977 – something quite extraordinary happened; a low budget sex comedy named Come Play with Me opened at the Moulin Cinema at 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho, and changed British cinema history forever. … Continue reading

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Rude Britannia

Prior to adopting the ‘Millington’ moniker, Mary appeared under a variety of pseudonyms in glamour magazines throughout Britain and Europe. In her will – which she wrote in March 1977 – Mary listed no fewer than eight aliases; there were actually … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions…

Despite having a damn good rummage through David Sullivan’s extensive film archive, there was one glaring omission – the original cinema trailers. Considering how extensively Mary’s Roldvale-produced films played throughout the UK from 1977 to 1985, I presumed that there … Continue reading

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Seven Inches for Mary

Following Mary’s premature death, and lost amongst 1980’s plethora of posthumous tribute magazines, flexi-discs (featuring “Mary’s last message”) and the cinema release of pseudo-biopic Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions, there was one truly heartfelt, and unofficial, eulogy to Britain’s best-loved … Continue reading

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“The strongest sex comedy film made in Britain!”

  Mary’s first movie collaboration with David Sullivan was heavily promoted, in colour, on the back covers of all his top-shelf publications. Here are the three Come Play with Me advert variations used between March and December 1977. Unsurprisingly, all … Continue reading

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Not Quite ‘Miss Dorking’

From the autumn of 1959 to January 1977 Mary lived in South Holmwood, a pretty little village just outside the market town of Dorking, in Surrey. Throughout the 1960s Mary became an instantly recognisable face, and figure, around town. This … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Millington Film Archive

In 2009 I brought Odeon Entertainment and David Sullivan together to finally release Mary’s back-catalogue on DVD. However, before we could proceed we needed to look at what original 35mm materials still existed. With some trepidation, in November 2009, I … Continue reading

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‘X-Rated’ goes Kindle

Simon Sheridan & Stanley Long’s book X-Rated – Adventures of an Exploitation Filmmaker is now available as a Kindle edition! “The movie titles say it all…Nudes of the World, West End Jungle, The Wife Swappers, Eskimo Nell, Adventures of a … Continue reading

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Doctor Who takes on Mary Millington

On the face of it there isn’t much that seems to connect Mary Millington to Doctor Who. Sure, a small number of jobbing actors like Alan Lake, Sally Faulkner, Derren Nesbitt and Talfryn Thomas all shared scenes with both Mary … Continue reading

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“If I had the kind of offers Linda Lovelace keeps turning down… pass ‘em onto me. I’m open to any offers!”
Mary Millington (1977)

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Mary Millington (1977)