Lot #9

The ‘Lads from Liverpool’ leave London to begin filming Help!

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The ‘Lads from Liverpool’ leave London to begin filming Help!

Original vintage oversized B.O.A.C.—Cunard in-flight menu for the “Beatles Bahamas Special” London to New York flight in February of 1965. The four-page menu measures 7.5 x 10.75, and is signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on the first page, “Best wishes to Stephen, Paul McCartney,” “Good heaven from John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr,” and signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison.” First page is also signed in black ballpoint by Help! cast members Victor Spinetti (ins), Eleanor Bron, Roy Kinnear, and John Bluthal, adding his character name underneath. All signatures on the first page uniformly lightly faded, but all still completely legible, creasing to covers, and a couple small edge tears and areas of surface loss to front cover, otherwise fine condition. On February 22, 1965, the band flew from London to the Bahamas, with a stop in New York, to commence filming on their second feature film, HELP! The following day, primary shooting began—and filming in various locations would continue over the next two weeks. Although the Bahamas sequences would be the last to appear in the completed film, it was the first location on the shooting schedule. Authentic examples of their signatures from this period are scarce as they were virtually inaccessible to their fans. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music Auction
  • Dates: #415 - Ended September 26, 2013

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