Tag Archives: Mary Whitehouse

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, George & Mary – The Unholy Trinity

On the bulging bookshelves in my office I have consciously placed Mary Whitehouse’s autobiographies (of which she wrote many…) right next to weighty tomes on the history of hardcore pornography. Whitehouse’s self-righteous potboilers are carefully squeezed in-between Hebditch & Anning’s Porn Gold and Laurence O’Toole’s … Continue reading

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Tony Benn (1925-2014) “An English Phenomenon”

It’s rare for me to write anything political on this blog, but today I am genuinely saddened by the passing of Tony Benn, aged 88. Once described by John Mortimer as “an English phenomenon”, Benn was the rarest of breeds … Continue reading

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