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Mary Millington in new Cult Poster Book

A brand new book featuring Mary Millington has just been published by Gingko Books. The Art of The B-Movie Poster collects hundreds of American and European exploitation posters in one hardback volume. There are over 300 pages of mondo, action, horror, … Continue reading

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Proto-Playbirds

Last year, on this blog, I wrote about prolific British poster artist Tom Chantrell. Although he might be more revered nowadays for his work for Hammer studios, it’s his ‘X’-rated sexploitation material which I, unsurprisingly, adore the most. Chantrell designed … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Poster

British poster artist Tom Chantrell (1916-2001) was responsible for some of the most striking cinema artwork of the 20th century. One thing is for sure, he was certainly the most prolific. Tom (known as ‘Chan’ to his close friends) told … Continue reading

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Hold On, I’m Coming!

I’m fortunate to have a full-set of Mary’s cinema posters in my collection, from her début, Eskimo Nell (1974), to her last, Mary Millington’s World Striptease Extravaganza (1981). I own some oddities too, including a very scarce MM triple-bill from as late as … Continue reading

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Confessions of Two Naked Virgins

Although I seem to spend quite a big proportion of my time in London nowadays, I’m still a West Country boy at heart and I’ve lived the majority of my life either in Bristol or Gloucestershire. I’ve always loved visiting the cinema, and … Continue reading

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Oh! Mister Grimsdale!

In my biography of Mary, published in 1999, I first noted the strange occurrence of her image appearing on the promotional artwork for a Norman Wisdom movie. What’s Good for the Goose (1969) was Norman’s foray into fertile sex comedy … Continue reading

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