Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the casually dressed Fab Four on a beach in the Bahamas during the filming of Help, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Maggie, love from George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr.” A few trivial light creases and surface marks, light fading to ink, and light show-through of horizontal lines on the reverse from prior storage in a magnetic photo album, otherwise fine condition. Uncommon in this size and a very appealing example Michael Peto’s collection, the photojournalist who was commissioned to shoot still photos during the filming of the movie. After 1963, The Beatles became less accessible to fans, making this inscribed photo a legendary marker of when Beatlemania ruled the world. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Frank Caiazzo that reads in part, “Historically, these photos were signed after filming of the movie was completed in May 1965, and these were given out to members of the production staff as a show of gratitude.”
Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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