Mary Has Arrived!

A busy week so far, but my Mary Millington Blu-ray collection arrived on Monday, as did my new phone! So priorities had to be made and I’ve only just got round to opening and reviewing this beautiful collection. As I said I love Mary, but wow there is so much content in this collection to get through. 

The quality of the booklet, artwork and colours is superb and of course all of the images and films featuring Mary. I’ve not managed to watch much either yet, but the restoration of the films is also fantastic.

Finally there is the little nod to my contribution on the back of the booklet!

All in all a fantastic collection worth owning if you love Mary or films with Harrison Marks involvement. The photo’s were taken with the new photo, which got opened first, but the camera is amazing too 🙂

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The Mary Millington Movie Collection

As many of you will know I’ve always been a big fan of Mary Millington.  I’ve posted several images of her on this site from her film and magazine appearances. She was also a big influence on my early years of posting and helped define a few of my tastes! Following Mary also introduced me to some of my other favourite models such as Clyda Rosen, Rosemary English and Pat Astley. She also starred in the famous 1977 film ‘Come Play with Me’ written and directed by Harrison Marks.

Now thanks to Simon Sheridan there is a new blu-ray box-set featuring all of Mary’s famous films. The set contains ‘Come Play with Me’ (1977), ‘The Playbirds’ (1978), ‘Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair’ (1979), ‘Queen of the Blues’ (1979), ‘Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions’ (1980) – all restored to HD, plus the 2015 documentary ‘Respectable – The Mary Millington Story’. Not only that but it includes an in-depth-interview with Josie Harrison Marks, about her famous filmmaker dad. Some of this was actually filmed at the Weston manor Hotel in Oxfordshire, where ‘Come Play with Me’ was shot in the autumn of 1976.

Simon also commented – “The box-set also includes Mary’s softcore 8mm films, trailers, audio commentaries and a new 80-page book which has some previously unpublished photos and details about her movies. Producer David Sullivan has written the foreword to the book, which is something he’s never done before. I’m extremely proud to have been involved in this project – curating it from the start and putting together – what I hope – will be the ultimate Mary Millington collectors’ package. I really hope fans enjoy it.”

Why you might ask am I giving this collection a plug, other than the links to some of my favourite models and Harrison Marks? Simon contacted me last year mentioning this project and wondered if I had any images of Harrison Marks with his models he could use as part of the documentary with Josie Harrison Marks. I was only too happy to help and provided a collection of my images for Simon to use if he wished.

Well now the box-set is due for release on June 22nd and not only have some of my images been used in the documentary, but I get a mention on the back of the box-set as one of the many great contributors! I am also very privileged to have played a small part in this stunning collection created by Simon about Mary. It’s safe to say my copy is already on pre-order at Amazon here 🙂

Finally, my aim for this site was always to provide high quality images and content that defined the early years of glamour modelling and filmography. Capturing the images so that they were remembered and never forgotten. The fact that I’ve now contributed to several great books and projects, including this one must mean I’m doing something right!

A big thank you to Simon Sheridan and I can’t wait for this to come out and to see my images and name in lights amongst contributors such as Josie Harrison Marks, Suzy Mandel, Clyda Rosen and many many others. And of course to enjoy the great MM in all her glory in HD.

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Mary Millington – More Than a Smile!

Just seen a reminder that it would have been Mary Millington’s birthday today and that she would have been 72! So it seems appropriate to do a MM post and I just love this shot of her posing in black stockings and a WPC hat! Nothing really risque about this particular shot, but I just love her smile 🙂

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M is for Mary Millington (Xmas Calendar)

Another appearance on this blog for Mary Millington, although unlike some of my other favourite models she can legitimately be here! Mary’s career is well known and documented, including one of her most famous and successful films ‘Come Play with Me’, filmed by non other than Harrison Marks. There are other links to Mary and GHM over her career, so I thought I’d share an image of her here, not the normal stuff rather a tasteful semi dressed shot, as the other stuff can come later.

Another titbit I’ve just found out whilst looking on the Mary Millington website. The fictitious ‘Bovington Manor’ in Come Play with Me was used by Harrison Marks to shoot scenes for his film, The Nine Ages of Nakedness in 1968 and eight years later to film Come Play with Me and it’s literally two miles down the road from where I live! Now a manor hotel it’s still open for business and a little piece of GHM history I didn’t realize was on my own doorstep!

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Mary Millington – It’s a Fair Cop!

Ah, the number of cop or truncheon jokes I could have used for the title of this post were endless! Mary Millington posing in a non standard WPC uniform, possibly from the 1978 film ‘The Playbirds’ that followed in the footsteps of the 1977 film ‘Come Play with Me’ that was written and directed by non other than Harrison Marks. So now I have a valid reason to post some MM shots on this site, but I’ve still not decided if I’ll publish any of the more explicit shots of her yet, unless anyone has a preference either way?  If you want to see more of Mary I have posted several of her in the past over on my Tumblr

Another indirect link to Harrison Marks was that Mary at one point was on the books of Strobe Studios under the management of June Palmer 🙂

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