Tag Archives: Whitehouse magazine

On Location: Going Intercontinental

Throughout her career in the adult industry, Mary supplemented the earnings she made from her modelling assignments by regularly working as an escort to the rich, famous and not-so-famous. In the early-1970s she worked closely alongside fellow model Maureen O’Malley … Continue reading

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The Sex O’clock News

Contrary to what many might think, David Sullivan’s first foray into the world of British newspapers wasn’t the launch of his infamous Sunday Sport in September 1986. 10 years earlier Sullivan published a precursor to his tabloid adventures, namely National … 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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King, Queen, Knave…

One of my very favourite photo-spreads of Mary appears in Volume 6, Number 3 of Knave magazine, dating from March 1974. Originally launched in 1968, Knave was the brainchild of photographer Russell Gay, who marketed it as the slightly classier … Continue reading

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Thirteen Tributes

To Mary’s legion of fans, her death on 19 August 1979 seemed like a wholly unexpected event. Few, if any of them, knew of her cocaine addiction, her long-term battle with acute depression or the difficulties she was experiencing in … Continue reading

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Piccadilly Palare ‘75

Yet another obscure magazine title of the early-1970s was Piccadilly, originally a ‘digest’-size publication from David Sullivan’s ever-expanding top-shelf of porn. Alongside Topsy, Mini Special, Blockbusters, Saucy and Weekend Sex, Sullivan’s Piccadilly has pretty much been forgotten by collectors of the genre, but there’s … 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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Mary’s Full English

Unlike Mary, few male porn performers of the 1970s ever developed a recognisable persona beyond a flickering 8mm image on a rolled-up screen. The most prolific British ‘X’-rated actor of the decade was blond toff Tim Blackstone, who appeared, anonymously, … Continue reading

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A capricious beauty…

Prior to her career-changing meeting with publisher David Sullivan, in the early-1970s Mary happily ‘did the rounds’ of London-based photographers who sold her pictures to a variety of publications such as Beautiful Britons, Janus, Sexpert and New Direction. During this … Continue reading

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‘Dear Harry… love, Mary’

Most people have never heard of Harry Knights, nor would have any idea of the important role he had in developing the libidinous public image of Mary Millington. Yet for nearly five years he was the invisible companion who never left Mary’s … Continue reading

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