Vintage program from the royal world premiere of the Beatles’ second feature film, Help!, held at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus on July 29, 1965, twenty-eight pages, 8.5 x 11, with the front cover showing the Beatles standing on the film title and noting the attendance of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. The back cover of the program is signed by actor Leo McKern, who played Clang, and the inside of the back cover is signed by actor Lionel Blair, who starred in A Hard Day's Night. In fine condition, with general light handling wear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Inspired by the Goon Show and the Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup, Help! saw the Fab Four tackling comedy with a James Bond twist, fending off an evil cult from seizing a sacrificial ring attached to Ringo’s hand. The enormous premiere was attended by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and the Earl of Snowdon, and despite not earning as rave reviews as A Hard Days Night, the film has since been credited for influencing the development of music videos.
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