Tag Archives: Queen of the Blues

A Very Mary Christmas, 1979

When Mary was busy celebrating Christmas Day in 1978 nobody had any idea what terrible – and entirely preventable – tragedy would befall her just eight months later. But Mary’s memory did not immediately fade from view after her death … Continue reading

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Girl Guides

Alongside the best-selling monthly Playbirds and Pocket Playbirds magazines, David Sullivan also produced semi-regular Playbirds Erotic Film Guides, designed to publicize his movies, and those he had a hand in distributing during the late-1970s. Issues #1, #2, #5 and #7 … Continue reading

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An Intimate Journal

Borrowing its name from the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin, The Journal of Love first hit British news-stands in 1977. Published by Gold Star Publications (already the home of Rustler and New Direction), the magazine was aimed at ‘swinging couples’ … Continue reading

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Hold On, I’m Coming!

I’m fortunate to have a full-set of Mary’s cinema posters in my collection, from her début, Eskimo Nell (1974), to her last, Mary Millington’s World Striptease Extravaganza (1981). I own some oddities too, including a very scarce MM triple-bill from as late as … Continue reading

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Not Now, Burlesque

An increasing amount of once-forgotten saucy British films from the 1970s are now making their way onto DVD. One such title is Ray Cooney’s 1976 farce Not Now Comrade, just released by the excellent Network. It stars a plethora of … Continue reading

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Restoration Comedy

Dateline: 1.36pm, 5 June 2013. Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire First ever digital restoration of Mary’s 1979 film Queen of the Blues.

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