Saturday, 12 August 2017

Confessions of a Saucy English 70’s Franchise


Regular readers of this blog will recall the sad, untimely demise of writer Chris O’Loughlin in 2014, and his book about the ‘Confessions’ movie franchise that he was in the process of writing.

 

Now with permission of his widow Maureen, I’m pleased to announce that a PDF of Chris’ book has been uploaded to archive.org and can be accessed by following this link, then scrolling down to the PDF option, right clicking and selecting ‘save target as’, which should download the file to your computer.

 

The 184 page book covers all four Confessions films in depth, as well as the entire Confessions universe which includes unmade films, stage farce spin-offs, and of course Confessions books of the official and unofficial variety. The book also includes first-hand accounts of the series by actresses Suzy Mandel and Nicola Blackman, plus interviews with Robin Askwith and the late Greg Smith, and draws on Chris’ vast collection of Confessions memorabilia, ever wanted to see Yugoslavian stills from Confessions of a Driving Instructor?, the Japanese pressbook for Window Cleaner, or the ‘Confessions’ related competition to win a toaster? They’re all here. While Chris clearly designed this with the idea of it coming out as a coffee table book, and as such I’m not sure a PDF version of it truly does it justice, I am enormously pleased that people will finally get to see his loving tribute to this frequently maligned movie series.

 

Thanks to Maureen for allowing me to bring this book to the internet, and to Suzy Mandel, Nicola Blackman and Douglas Ferguson for allowing their contributions to this book to be made publically available. Enjoy!!!

5 comments:

Erik Larsen said...

Hello Gav, I was delighted to see the publication of the book on the "Confessions" series - especially the good review and the photos of my good friend, Sue Upton. I'd love to have a scan of the publicity photo of her, Caroline Ellis, and their male co-star, to put on Sue's website. Could this possibly be arranged?

All best,
Erik Larsen
(Webmaster, www.sueupton.net)

PS. What happened to the blog post on the lost film "All I Want Is You...and You...and You"?

gavcrimson said...

Hi Erik, the post about the lost film ‘All I Want etc etc’ got lost itself, basically a few years back blogger was threatening to delete all blogs that carried adult content, and blog owners were faced with either losing their blogs or removing adult content. So I had to remove that post, and many others, only for blogger to then do an about turn and decide that blogs with adult content can remain anyway.

As for the photo of Sue, are you on Facebook?, if you are I could point you in the direction of Chris’ widow and you could ask her about that yourself.

Erik Larsen said...

Hi Gav,

I don't have any social media presence, and don't want any. There's a link to my (thinly disguised) email address at the "Email Webmaster" link on the front page of Sue's website. Would you please send that to Chris' widow, and ask her to get in touch with me? In exchange for a scan of the photo, I'd be happy to credit her on the website.

Thanks,
Erik

gavcrimson said...

will do.

Erik Larsen said...

Hi Gav,

Still haven't heard from Maureen yet. Please tell her if she'd like to sell me the publicity pic of Sue with Caroline, I'll give her a good price for it.

Thanks,
Erik

larsen525 (at) mindspring (dot) com