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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  


    The Beatles
    A collection of 38 35mm black and white negatives and 21 vintage prints taken by photographer, Harry Taylor, of the Beatles in Bournemouth 1963-1964, the prints with photographer's details to bottom border Photo by Harry Taylor, Bournmouth... some with ink-stamp credit to reverse, shots include:
    - all four Beatles eating Bournemouth rock on the balcony of the Palace Court Hotel (5 negatives with two additional vintage prints) -- 6x4½in. (15.2x11.5cm.)
    - all or some of The Beatles at the lounge of the Palace Court Hotel (10 negatives with 1 corresponding vintage print);
    - all four Beatles in their dressing room after their performance at the Gaumont Cinema 30th October 1964 (5 negatives with 4 corresponding vintage prints);
    - all four Beatles celebrating Billy J. Kramer's 20th birthday party Palace Court Hotel 19 August, 1963, including a shot with Brian Epstein and Neil Aspinall (8 negatives with 8 corresponding vintage prints, some duplicates);
    - all four Beatles and Gerry And The Pacemakers playing tug of war with Louise Cordet, Bournmouth (7 negatives with 6 corresponding vintage prints and one other);
    - other shots including some of The Beatles and others (3 negatives);
    - other shots including the crowds and fans (8 negatives);
    - and 20 further prints (printed later), majority of prints -- 6x4½in. (15.2x11.5cm.)

    To be sold with copyright
    Whilst the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, some negatives for prints included in this lot no longer exist, and the vendor confirms that they have not been sold or given away, but have been lost. Christie's can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
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    This collection of photographs and negatives comes from the estate of Harry Taylor, who as a freelance photographer took photographs of The Beatles on various occasions. He is present in one of the photographs with Ringo, Paul and George in their dressing room after the concert at the Gaumont Cinema.

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