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Item 417 - Beatles Catalog 565 (Sep 2019)

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Scarce original tour book for the Beatles' 1966 US Tour, 32 pages, 12 x 12, signed and inscribed inside next to their respective images in black ballpoint, "To Marilyn…John Lennon, xxx," who adds a glowing cross sketch, "To Marilyn, from her cousin in law, Paul McCartney," "To Marilyn—Love from, George Harrison, xxx, Thank you girl," who adds a flower sketch, and "To Marilyn, Love Ringo, xxx." In fine condition, with light handling wear, and several pages partially detached.

Accompanied by a sheet containing images of the recipient, Marilyn Doerfler, posing with each member of the Beatles during their 1966 US Tour, as well as a sheet featuring a photocopy of Doerfler's obituary, which reads, in part: "As a member of the promotion team for the Fab Four's American tour in the mid-1960s, Doerfler placed ads in smaller newspapers outside the city. She sought swooners to cause a commotion for her English invaders as their counterparts had done for Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra in the decade before. The then-married mother of three traveled with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney across the states from 1964 to 1966. Each day, she interviewed them on tape, then fed her recorded conversations to radio stations by phone. She also penned promotional articles about the rock band for teen magazines. In 1980, she told The Plain Dealer's Jane Scott that she felt closest to John 'because he has the best sense of humor. He was always way ahead of the others…I liked George a lot too…He was a softie. He looked serious, but every now and then he'd flash a smile that would warm your heart. Ringo was fun. Paul, though, was the hard nut. The best-looking. The glamour boy. The best showman on stage."

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