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The Fact of Fiction: ‘Come Play with Me’ in Print

From the autumn of 1976 onwards producer David Sullivan took delight in relentless publicising his forthcoming début movie, Come Play with Me. In explicit photo-sets, flowery editorials and often-misleading adverts he promoted the movie as ‘Britain’s first porno feature film!’ … Continue reading

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The Cover Girls of ‘Come Play with Me’

I thought it might just be interesting to see a selection of ‘top shelf’ magazine covers – all featuring photographs of the principal female cast of 1977’s Come Play with Me. So here we have Mary Millington gracing the cover of … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Poster

British poster artist Tom Chantrell (1916-2001) was responsible for some of the most striking cinema artwork of the 20th century. One thing is for sure, he was certainly the most prolific. Tom (known as ‘Chan’ to his close friends) told … Continue reading

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A brief flash of ‘Come Play with Me’

This front-of-house photo (one of a set of eight, used to promote the release of Come Play with Me in April 1977), pretty much encapsulates everything a film student will ever need to know about British cinema in the Seventies – an ugly … Continue reading

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Mary, Suzy and Tommy… Vamping it Up!

It’s easy to forget that aside from the girlie magazines churned out by the ‘big three’ – David Sullivan (Whitehouse, Playbirds, Park Lane, Lovebirds etc), Paul Raymond (Mayfair, Club International, Escort etc) and Russell Gay (Knave, Response, Fiesta etc) – there … Continue reading

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On Location: Getting the ‘full treatment’ at Bovington Manor

What do Mary Millington and a portly English monarch have in common? Well, curiously enough, they both spent the night in the same stately Tudor residence… although, obviously, not at the same time. Over the centuries Weston Manor, in the … Continue reading

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‘X’-rated for 201 weeks…

Mary’s most iconic film, Come Play with Me, opened on 28 April 1977 at the newly-refurbished, five-screen Cameo Moulin in Great Windmill Street, Soho. Unbeknownst to the movie’s bemused critics, producer David Sullivan had an agreement with the cinema that … Continue reading

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Time for bed…

A rare still of Mary with co-stars Pat Astley, Suzy Mandel and Penny Chisholm on the set of Come Play with Me, from October 1976.  

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