Tag Archives: George Harrison Marks

Mary at Home, July 1979

In hindsight, this picture, taken in July 1979, turned out to be unintentionally poignant. It shows Mary photographed in the upstairs back bedroom of her home at Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey. This spacious room, with Oriental-style wallpaper and en-suite bathroom, was where … Continue reading

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Missing the Bus

The latest little chapter of saucy 8mm history to be cleaned and digitally remastered at Pinewood Studios is Bustman’s Holiday, a 1979 production directed by George Harrison Marks. It was shot entirely in and around the swimming pool at the Julius … Continue reading

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The Fact of Fiction: ‘Come Play with Me’ in Print

From the autumn of 1976 onwards producer David Sullivan took delight in relentless publicising his forthcoming début movie, Come Play with Me. In explicit photo-sets, flowery editorials and often-misleading adverts he promoted the movie as ‘Britain’s first porno feature film!’ … Continue reading

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Return to Bovington Manor

About 18 months ago I visited the Weston Manor Hotel on the outskirts of Oxford – the famous location of Mary Millington’s blockbuster 1977 film, Come Play with Me. The hotel was a regular haunt of director George Harrison Marks … Continue reading

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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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Randy Dandy

Aside from Mary Millington and British sex films, my other real passion in life has always been British comics. I’ve been collecting comics since 1979, when I was just a little boy. My favourite titles were Whoopee and Whizzer & … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Mary Millington’s ‘Party Pieces’ Rediscovered

Mary Millington was, unquestionably, the most successful female British box office star of late-1970s cinema, but aside from her big-screen adventures she made a number of pornographic productions on 8mm for the home entertainment market. But the question always arises as … Continue reading

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“A Pocket Beauty”

David Sullivan has often described Mary to me as “a pocket beauty”. At just 4’11” tall Mary was indeed tiny, although this was never really apparent in her photographs. But perhaps, rather fittingly, Mary was one of the early stars … Continue reading

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I, Maximus

George Harrison Marks began shooting his now-legendary series of 8mm ‘glamour’ films in Britain in the late-1950s. During the post-war years the ‘Harrison Marks’ brand became a byword for quality among nudie film connoisseurs and since his death, in 1997, his films have … Continue reading

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Mary, Music and HMV’s Busty Baller

With the exciting release of the new Mary Millington record, I thought it might be a timely opportunity to take a look at Mary’s (sometimes tenuous…) musical connections. I’m told that as a young girl Mary loved dancing, and throughout … Continue reading

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