Stanley Long (1933 – 2012)

Sad news, I’m afraid. The British exploitation movie producer Stanley Long died in Buckinghamshire on 10 September 2012. He was 78.

His early career was very similar to that of George Harrison Marks’. He started as a pin-up photographer (for the magazine Photo Studio), went on to produce 8mm striptease films (Stag Film Productions), and ended up the cinematographer and co-writer on the nudist feature film Nudist Memories (1959). Long even used some of the same models as GHM such as June Palmer, Paula Page and Lorraine Burnett. Even though Long and GHM were well-known rivals in the 1950s, they never actually met.

In the 1960s Long became a successful producer on such films as Nudes of the World (1961), London in the Raw (1964), Repulsion (1965), Secrets of a Windmill Girl (1966) and The Wife Swappers (1969.

He made several successful sex comedy films in the 1970s, such as: Eskimo Nell (1974), Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1975) and Adventures of a Plumber’s Mate (1978) starring a host of talent including, Diana Dors, Irene Handl, Harry H. Corbett, Liz Fraser and Fred Emney.

I recommend Simon Sheridan’s biography X-Rated – Adventures of an Exploitation Filmmaker (2008), which you can get from Amazon.

Here is one of Stanley Long’s early 8mm glamour films Beauty and the Beast, featuring Desiree the stripper and Pierre the gorilla — thanks to Gavin Whitaker.


Flyer for Desiree and Pierre appearing at Casino de Paris in London
Beauty and the Beast, featuring Desiree and Pierre at Casino de Paris, Denman Street, Piccadilly Circus, London.

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  1. For a while Stanley Long worked for the Casino de Paris Club as the club’s photographer. Several of Arnold Louis Miller’s film scenes were filmed at the Casino de Paris Club and these scenes are a rare record of the artistes working at the theatre clubs. The Casino de Paris Club opened on the same date as the Raymond Revuebar Club in 1958 and like the Raymond Revuebar put on top quality shows. Ray Jackson and Eric Lindsay were the owners of the club, they also ran the Heaven and Hell Coffee Lounge in Old Compton Street.

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