Tag Archives: Park Lane magazine

Come Play Your Cards Right!

David Sullivan made no excuses for wanting to make as much money out of his willing customers as possible during the 1970s. Alongside his incredible stable of girlie magazines he sold a multitude of sex toys, calendars, London sex guides, 8mm films, … Continue reading

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Mary by Train

Mary’s travels took her all across Europe, but meeting the great British public back home always gave her the most pleasure. Here she is getting acquainted with a lucky railway guard at London’s Euston station, in a photo taken in 1976 … Continue reading

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‘Miss February’ – Mary’s Valentine date

Thanks mainly to Mary’s huge popularity with British readers, by 1976 David Sullivan’s magazines now accounted for about 40% of the top shelf market; a remarkable achievement since he had only been in the publishing business since the start of the decade. … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE! Unseen for 35 years… Mary footage rediscovered!

After months of internet rumour and gossip, the BBC finally revealed in October that nine hitherto presumed ‘lost’ episodes of Doctor Who had been re-discovered, gathering dust in a storeroom at a TV station in Nigeria. The two Patrick Troughton stories – The Enemy of … Continue reading

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Mary goes to Derby (‘for Robert’)

One of David Sullivan’s marketing masterstrokes was sending Mary on sexual ‘fact-finding’ missions across the British Isles for the pages of his magazines. Mary’s travels predominantly appeared in Playbirds and Private magazine and took her to virtually every major town and … Continue reading

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