Tag Archives: David Sullivan

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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Set Camera to… Vibrate!

During the 1970s publisher David Sullivan was audacious in his approach to business; he certainly had few qualms about upsetting any of his porn competitors. Sullivan ‘borrowed’ the titles of a couple of well-known hardcore continental magazines – Private, Climax and … Continue reading

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Are You Experienced?

Prior to her life-changing meeting with publisher David Sullivan in February 1974, one of Mary’s main softcore employers was Tabor Publications, originally based at Valentine Place on the Blackfriars Road in Southwark, SE1. The publisher’s flagship title was Experience, a … 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 Return of ‘Nicola Austine’

In the 1970s, the classic era of British ‘sex comedies’ gave rise to a new breed of cinematic icon. From the worlds of The Sun’s Page 3, Mayfair magazine, 8mm porn and TV’s Benny Hill Show came forth a unique … Continue reading

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News of the Screws

A very long time ago, four decades before the phone-hacking scandal, the News of the World was Britain’s best-loved Sunday newspaper. Launched in 1843, the paper steadily expanded its circulation and within a century it had become the world’s most-read … Continue reading

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“A Pocket Beauty”

David Sullivan has often described Mary to me as “a pocket beauty”. At just 4’11” tall Mary was indeed tiny, although this was never really apparent in her photographs. But perhaps, rather fittingly, Mary was one of the early stars … Continue reading

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I, Maximus

George Harrison Marks began shooting his now-legendary series of 8mm ‘glamour’ films in Britain in the late-1950s. During the post-war years the ‘Harrison Marks’ brand became a byword for quality among nudie film connoisseurs and since his death, in 1997, his films have … Continue reading

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Come Play Your Cards Right!

David Sullivan made no excuses for wanting to make as much money out of his willing customers as possible during the 1970s. Alongside his incredible stable of girlie magazines he sold a multitude of sex toys, calendars, London sex guides, 8mm films, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Aural Sex

Between 1977 and 1978 Mary recorded a series of erotic audio tapes in a small studio above a flower shop on Barnes Common in leafy South London. With her engineer Nigel encouraging her, Mary improvised over a dozen sexy stories, … Continue reading

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