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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  

    The Beatles
    A collection of 72 35mm black and white negatives of the Beatles, Cilla Black, PJ Proby and others, the shots taken during the filming of Around The Beatles, Tuesday, 28 April, 1964, including: 35 of the Beatles, comprising five of John, Paul and Ringo on a decorated platform, three of the band performing on stage, three of Ringo on drums, six of Ringo in costume, five of George and Paul performing on stage, three of John performing on stage, two of George and Ringo in costume and one of John in costume, with two corresponding contact sheets

    To be sold with copyright
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    The vendor was a professional cameraman and took these photographs on the set of Around The Beatles. The programme was a television special featuring various artists, broadcast on Wednesday, 6 May, 1964. Although filmed at Wembley Studios before a studio audience, the participants were required to pre-record their songs at IBC recording studios, Portland Place, London on 19 April. These pre-records were then used as a soundtrack to the filmed studio performance at Wembley Studios.

    The Beatles sketch was a spoof of the Interlude section of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream with John as "Thisbe", Paul "Pyramus", George "Moonshine" and Ringo "Lion". The photograph of John, Paul and George on a decorated platform is from the opening when they mimed a trumpet fanfare.

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