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F is for Fake

Over the years I’ve been asked numerous times to verify signed Mary Millington items. I’m fortunate to be the custodian of several incredibly rare pieces of memorabilia – including signed photographs, private letters, magazines, books and even the notes Mary wrote … Continue reading

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A Girl’s Best Friend

Throughout her life Mary was a forthright animal lover, and a vocal supporter of the PDSA charity (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals). During her childhood she had a small black terrier called Hector, and prior to becoming a model she worked for a period … Continue reading

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Four More Soho Doors

31st October 2014: After my recent blog looking at notable Soho addresses, I’m back knocking on a few more naughty doors… Number 11 Walkers Court. This wide, wooden (and recently varnished) doorway was once the entrance to the most famous ‘adults … Continue reading

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On Location: The Ghosts of Tooting Past

Tooting, SW17, is not an area you would automatically associate with anything remotely ‘sexy’. This slightly-bedraggled south London suburb, in the Borough of Wandsworth, is best remembered as the home of fictional urban guerrilla ‘Wolfie Smith’ in the BBC sitcom Citizen Smith (1977-1980). But back then, … Continue reading

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The Death of Soho?

In a move which will dismay residents of – and visitors to – Soho, last night (10 December 2013) Westminster City Council’s planning committee agreed draft proposals to demolish and redevelop Walker’s Court. This bustling little thoroughfare – populated with a preponderance of sex … Continue reading

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S.S.S.S.S.S. (Simon Sheridan’s Soho Sex Shop Survey)

I’ve always absolutely adored the rich colour of London’s Soho district. The neon ‘XXX’ signs, the sex shops with their tangle of multicoloured ‘modesty’ strips hanging in their doorways, the tatty hand-written signs in red-illuminated hallways promising “stunning models, first … Continue reading

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