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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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Pulp Fiction

A full year before Futura books published Mary’s 1978 autobiography The Amazing Mary Millington, another ‘version’ of her incredible life also hit newsagents’ shelves. Whilst The Amazing Mary Millington was a curious muddle of half-truths, tall tales and downright lies, … Continue reading

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Mary goes to Derby (‘for Robert’)

One of David Sullivan’s marketing masterstrokes was sending Mary on sexual ‘fact-finding’ missions across the British Isles for the pages of his magazines. Mary’s travels predominantly appeared in Playbirds and Private magazine and took her to virtually every major town and … Continue reading

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Ten Million Dirty Words

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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