Tag Archives: Emmanuelle in Soho

Keep It Hard Downstairs

In the 1960s and 1970s it was common practice for many British sex films to be shot in an ‘overseas version’. In other words, additional scenes – usually hardcore (but not exclusively) – were slotted into the narrative to make the … Continue reading

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Triple X @ Chelt Lit Fest

The internationally-known Cheltenham Literature Festival ended at the weekend after a record-breaking run. Authors and speakers as varied as John Cleese, Grayson Perry, Kazuo Ishiguru, Caitlin Moran and Henry Winkler  came from all over the world to entertain some 20,000 people. I was lucky enough to see … Continue reading

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True Blue… paint

I was quite overwhelmed by the response to my recent blog about Soho doorways, so will be reporting on a few more W1 addresses next month. In the meantime, it’s heartening to see that this week the landlords of 4 Tisbury Court have … Continue reading

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Four Soho Doors

27th August 2014: Here are four significant doors I’ve walked past today in Soho… Number 4 Tisbury Court. This dilapidated six-panelled oak door is at the rear of the old Astral sex cinema, which closed in 2004. The main entrance … Continue reading

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On Location: Paddington Bare (part 2)

As I previously noted in part one of this article, Paddington has been a hotbed of London vice for decades, but in the 1970s it also became the backdrop to several pornographic films. As well as the hardcore hi-jinks of Arabian … Continue reading

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On Location: King of Clubs

Kingly Street in central London is a thoroughfare few visitors to the city even know exist. Running parallel with Regent Street, it is used by canny pedestrians as a relatively quiet cut-through from Liberty’s department store, on the corner of … Continue reading

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Julie Lee – The Last Star of Sexploitation

Today – 9 May 2013 – marks the 30th anniversary of a small, and tragic, footnote in the history of the British sex industry. On this day in 1983 a beautiful young woman named Julean Moxon died in the intensive … Continue reading

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