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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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True Blue… paint

I was quite overwhelmed by the response to my recent blog about Soho doorways, so will be reporting on a few more W1 addresses next month. In the meantime, it’s heartening to see that this week the landlords of 4 Tisbury Court have … 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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Four Soho Doors

27th August 2014: Here are four significant doors I’ve walked past today in Soho… Number 4 Tisbury Court. This dilapidated six-panelled oak door is at the rear of the old Astral sex cinema, which closed in 2004. The main entrance … Continue reading

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On Location: Paddington Bare (part 2)

As I previously noted in part one of this article, Paddington has been a hotbed of London vice for decades, but in the 1970s it also became the backdrop to several pornographic films. As well as the hardcore hi-jinks of Arabian … Continue reading

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Mary, Music and HMV’s Busty Baller

With the exciting release of the new Mary Millington record, I thought it might be a timely opportunity to take a look at Mary’s (sometimes tenuous…) musical connections. I’m told that as a young girl Mary loved dancing, and throughout … Continue reading

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On Location: King of Clubs

Kingly Street in central London is a thoroughfare few visitors to the city even know exist. Running parallel with Regent Street, it is used by canny pedestrians as a relatively quiet cut-through from Liberty’s department store, on the corner of … Continue reading

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On Location: Paddington Bare (part 1)

As I’ve noted several times before in this semi-regular On Location series for the Mary Millington blog, I  really enjoy visiting venues around the UK which boast a certain classic ‘porn pedigree’. What I especially relish is when the current … Continue reading

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On Location: The Ghosts of Tooting Past

Tooting, SW17, is not an area you would automatically associate with anything remotely ‘sexy’. This slightly-bedraggled south London suburb, in the Borough of Wandsworth, is best remembered as the home of fictional urban guerrilla ‘Wolfie Smith’ in the BBC sitcom Citizen Smith (1977-1980). But back then, … Continue reading

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Soho Cinemas #1: An ‘Exciting’ Establishment

Today, I’m beginning a brisk stroll through Soho, revisiting some of the most infamous sex cinemas of the 1970s, and my first ‘X’-rated port of call has quite a colourful history. Mary was, unquestionably, one of the best-known anti-Establishment figures of the 1970s, so it seems … Continue reading

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