Post by yerblues1968 on Nov 5, 2008 23:03:19 GMT -5
BEATLES UNSEEN FOOTAGE COULD FETCH £12,000 AT AUCTION
Previously unseen footage of a 1964 Beatles US concert could fetch £12,000 at auction.
The two-minute clip - from 15-year-old's Drew Dimmel's 8mm camera - is the only film of the gig, from which the press was banned.
Drew, now 59, stashed it at his parents' Kansas City home and rediscovered it only two months ago. He said: "It's the one and only motion picture of the one and only concert they performed here."
Auctioneer Jon King, overseeing the November 4 sale in Reading, Berks, said: "These scenes have probably never been seen on camera before."www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/10/30/beatles-unseen-footage-could-fetch-12-000-at-auction-115875-20852544/
Post by yerblues1968 on Nov 5, 2008 23:27:02 GMT -5
RARE FAB FOUR FILM SOLD AT AUCTION
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
A rare 8mm film reel of an "unscheduled" Beatles gig has been sold at auction, to the Fab Four's record label Apple.
The two-minute long footage, taken in Kansas City during the band's first tour of the US in 1964, fetched £4,100 when it went under the hammer at the sale in Reading.
It was re-discovered in the bottom of a drawer by fan Drew Dimmel who, as a 15-year-old boy, smuggled the movie camera into the concert hall.
The silent footage shows John, Paul, George and Ringo during a performance at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Dimmel was one of 20,000 fans attending the concert, which had been hastily arranged after manager Brian Epstein accepted an increased offer of 150,000 US dollars - around one million dollars (£627,000) in today's money.
On the website of Cameo Auctioneers
, the firm that organised the sale, Mr. Dimmel explained that for the concert his father agreed to lend the boy and his brother a brand new colour movie camera.
The plan was to stand at the front of the stage and record the show. But after being told to go back to his seat, Mr. Dimmel passed the camera to a journalist who offered to film from the press pit.
After getting the film developed, the young fan placed it at the bottom of a desk drawer, where it remained for almost half a century. www.metro.co.uk/fame/article.html?Rare_Fab_Four_film_sold_at_auction&in_article_id=386833&in_page_id=7&in_a_source=