mary millington • come play with me & other tales • 1970s aural porn • nigel v • simon sheridan
"Packed in a beautifully printed psychedelic cover, with a booklet included in the first copies, this one is a very weird glimpse into the all but forgotten world of audio erotica."
— The Wire
Mary Millington (1945-79) was the most famous pornstar in 1970s Britain. She appeared in all the best known 'adult magazines' of the time and had a starring role in the 1977 film Come Play with Me, alongside legendary British character actress Irene Handl. The film ran for four years — still a British cinema record. Around this time, Mary began recording 'porn audios' to accompany the many magazines she posed for.
Come Play with Me & Other Tales is the first release on Tangerine Press's spoken word label 10,000 Productions.
Four of Mary's dirtiest stories are pressed onto vinyl for the first time, taken from tapes and flexi-discs originally released in 1978/9. Mary ad-libbed these highly graphic (and occasionally very funny) tales, to be edited later by the enigmatic Nigel V in his attic studios in seedy South London.
167 Numbered copies
£25 plus shipping
10" high quality 140gm opaque blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeves handmade at the 10,000 Tangerines workshop, using recycled 350gsm Cairn Almond stiff card and conservation glue. Hand pulled screenprint artwork by Walden Press on front and back covers, as well as the internal full length image of Mary in the style of 1970s newsprint, when the gatefold is opened.
Numbers 34-200 are issued with a limited edition, numbered broadside of producer Nigel V's memories of working with Mary. Letterpress printed onto 280gsm Somerset Velvet Newsprint stiff card.
Total edition 200 copies
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33 Numbered/signed copies
£*** plus shipping
The first 33 copies are issued with a handsewn, numbered chapbook with an essay by Simon Sheridan, written especially for this publication. Mr. Sheridan is the author of Come Play with Me: The Life and Films of Mary Millington. Original producer Nigel V has also contributed some memories of working with Mary.
The chapbook contains some rarely seen images, including an advert for her shop in Tooting High Street. The chapbook itself is hand sewn with 280gsm Somerset Velvet Newsprint stiff covers; front cover artwork embossed in blue; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper; Canson Mi-Tientes havanna brown endpapers.
Signed by Simon Sheridan.
Total edition 200 copies
"This is the first spoken word release from Michael Curran's Tangerine Press and it is quite a doozy. Mary was one of the UK's premier pornographic actresses of the 1970s, and she recorded various ad-libbed erotic stories back in the day. Some of these were released on flexidiscs (so they say), but I doubt many folks have heard any of these nasty bits before. Packed in a beautifully printed psychedelic cover, with a booklet included in the first copies, this one is a very weird glimpse into the all but forgotten world of audio erotica."
— The Wire
Mary Millington (1945-79) was the most famous pornstar in 1970s Britain. She appeared in all the best known 'adult magazines' of the time and had a starring role in the 1977 film Come Play with Me, alongside legendary British character actress Irene Handl. The film ran for four years — still a British cinema record. Her introduction to 'the industry' came about with her mother's diagnosis with breast cancer in the later 1960s. The idea was to fund her mother's treatment through modelling, all apparently with the blessing of her husband Bob Maxted, whom she had married at the age of 18. At first, she posed for 'Camera Clubs' in and around London, moving on to the better paid photo-spreads in magazines like Knave and Fiesta. This then led to her travelling to Frankfurt and appearing in her first hard-core film Miss Bohrloch (aka Miss Borehole). Other films soon followed, attracting the attention of millionaire porn publisher David Sullivan. The two soon became lovers and Mary appeared in all his magazines such as Whitehouse and Playbirds. Her fan club boasted over a million members — quite an achievement in the pre-internet age. By the late 1970s she made a number of successful films including Come Play with Me. As a side project, Mr Sullivan suggested she tape some sex stories to sell on cassettes with the magazines. Nigel V was the man for the job… Tangerine Press's connection with Mary is geographical. Her highly successful sex shop was located in Tooting High Street, less than a mile from our studio. At its peak, it was the most profitable independent business in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Sadly, Mary's time in Tooting was relatively short. Following the death of her mother she sank into depression, suffered from drug addiction and debt and being found guilty of a string of petty thefts. She died of an overdose in 1979 at the age of 33.
Simon Sheridan is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He has contributed to numerous television programmes for the BBC, Sky, Granada, Channel 4 and Five, as well as channels in the USA and Canada. His books include Come Play with Me: The Life and Films of Mary Millington and Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema. Mr Sheridan wrote, directed and produced his debut film, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. It was released to great critical acclaim in London’s West End in April 2016. The documentary is available to watch on Netflix in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The only way to find out more about the enigmatic Nigel V, the man who made the original recordings with Mary in the late 1970s, is to purchase the record and read the broadside. His story is quite unexpected…
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