Tag Archives: locations

Mary is Open for Business!

Every September, as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme, hundreds of great buildings across the UK open their doors to visitors. In London alone over 250,000 people take the opportunity to get under the skin of the capital’s amazing … Continue reading

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Mary by the Seaside!

On Saturday 28 May 2016, Mary Millington comes to the seaside, when Respectable is the headline film at the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival. The documentary will be showing as part of a double bill with 1977’s Come Play with Me at the … Continue reading

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On Location: Going Intercontinental

Throughout her career in the adult industry, Mary supplemented the earnings she made from her modelling assignments by regularly working as an escort to the rich, famous and not-so-famous. In the early-1970s she worked closely alongside fellow model Maureen O’Malley … Continue reading

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Mary Goes to Cannes (again)

In May 1978 Mary visited the world-famous Cannes Film Festival to promote her forthcoming movie The Playbirds. She was also there to have an initial meeting with legendary porn director Gerard Damiano, about his latest project, Love is Beautiful, due … Continue reading

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On Location: Diana Dors’ Fantasy Manor

One of my oldest friends lives in Sunningdale, a village on the Surrey-Berkshire border, in the Royal Borough of Windsor. I went to visit her recently and, as a bonus, re-traced some of Mary’s steps. Traditionally well-loved by celebrities – … 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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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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On Location: The Biggest Cock in England

For some 18 years of her life Mary Millington lived on the outskirts of Dorking in the leafy Surrey countryside. Dorking is an affluent and pretty market town, 13 miles east of Guildford and nestling in a quiet valley between … 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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