Tag Archives: The Playbirds

Mary Returns in High Definition!

To commemorate 40 years since her death, Mary Millington’s most famous films are being reissued on Blu-ray disc in October this year by Screenbound International Pictures. Lovingly restored in high definition, the collectors’ box-set will include Come Play with Me … Continue reading

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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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Mary Goes to Cannes (again)

In May 1978 Mary visited the world-famous Cannes Film Festival to promote her forthcoming movie The Playbirds. She was also there to have an initial meeting with legendary porn director Gerard Damiano, about his latest project, Love is Beautiful, due … Continue reading

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Proto-Playbirds

Last year, on this blog, I wrote about prolific British poster artist Tom Chantrell. Although he might be more revered nowadays for his work for Hammer studios, it’s his ‘X’-rated sexploitation material which I, unsurprisingly, adore the most. Chantrell designed … 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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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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All About Eve

1978’s The Playbirds was, unquestionably, Mary’s best movie, and perhaps one of the finest British sexploitation films of the entire Seventies. Playing an eager young policewoman, who goes undercover to catch a serial killer, Mary, for once, was afforded the … Continue reading

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Keep It Hard Downstairs

In the 1960s and 1970s it was common practice for many British sex films to be shot in an ‘overseas version’. In other words, additional scenes – usually hardcore (but not exclusively) – were slotted into the narrative to make the … 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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Confessions of Two Naked Virgins

Although I seem to spend quite a big proportion of my time in London nowadays, I’m still a West Country boy at heart and I’ve lived the majority of my life either in Bristol or Gloucestershire. I’ve always loved visiting the cinema, and … Continue reading

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