This magazine is highlighted by Morrissey in Autobiography:
"An excitingly arch London magazine called Film and Filming has versed me in the Warholian, with all of its guiding principles of self-determination and autonomy. I cried for poetic language and I cried out to find those who were unafraid, those free agents, unbigoted and unshackled. I didn’t want to live unseen, camouflaged within the crowd."
The February, 1965 edition of the magazine contains the image used as a source for the cover of That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore ("The Enchanted Desna" by Julia Solntseva).
Films and Filming was the longest-running British gay magazine prior to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.Launched in 1954, the magazine included gay-themed articles and images (including profiles and images of actors such as Dirk Bogarde and Rock Hudson, whose sexualities were ambiguous at the time), commercial and personal advertisements featuring same-sex desire, and included articles on the censorship of gay themes in film and theatre.Films and Filming was considered a mainstream and internationally-respected magazine throughout the 1950s and 1960s. It was widely available in bookshops and newsagents, and was the most successful title of Hansom Books.Following the Sexual Offences Act 1967, when gay sex was partially decriminalised in England and Wales, the magazine was able to be more open and feature naked men on the cover.
In Autobiography, the magazine is referred to as "Film And Filming"