Tag Archives: Soho

Respectable – The Mary Millington Story is coming…

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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 Millington in Londonist

One of my favourite news and popular culture websites is Londonist. Described by comedian Frank Skinner as ‘the what’s on guide for thinking people’, Londonist unquestionably provides the quirkiest pages about life, and style, in the capital. Recently, journalist Ben … Continue reading

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The Greatest Tribute

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Thornton Wilder once wrote that ‘the greatest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude’. He was absolutely right, and today – 19 August 2015 – we remember the passing of a true British icon, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Coming Home…

London’s Soho remains Mary’s spiritual home, and the scene of her greatest achievement; namely the record-breaking run of her 1977 film Come Play with Me. It seems appropriate, then, that Mary is returning to Soho in 2016. And not just … 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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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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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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“Come Play with… Phill, Mary and Me”

On Thursday 10th July, I will be attending the launch of the new Mary Millington record at The Phoenix Artist Club on Charing Cross Road, Soho. I’ll be taking to the stage with comedian and actor Phill Jupitus (a lifelong Mary fan) … 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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