Of Beatles interest - a group of four autographs, signed on ...





Of Beatles interest - a group of four autographs, signed on paper, two faded, 11 x 16 cm.
Provenance; These signatures were obtained in the Bahamas in 1965 during the filming of "Help". A family friend was social hostess at The Balmoral Hotel (now Sandals), on Cable Beach in Nassau. The Beatles were staying at a cottage called Deauville on the waterfront next door to the hotel where they used the facilities and dined. The social hostess managed to get the autographs on behalf of myself and my brother.
Filming began on February 23rd 1965 when they arrived at New Providence Island. The Bahamas had been chosen after The Beatles' financial adviser, Dr Walter Strach, had established a tax shelter there, and had to spend a year living in the British colony as part of the setup. Partly as a gesture of goodwill, the group agreed to film there, staying for two weeks at the Balmoral Club near Cable Beach. They worked without a day off over the next 14 days.
It is noted in the Bahamas Tribune in 2013 that Rupert Missick Jr recalls the moment Beatlemania came to The Bahamas. "The Beatles had a little house near the sea where they hung out whenever they had a day off from filming or if there was time between shoots. One of the people they met in the Bahamas was the actor Brandon deWilde, a former child star… He was a member of the Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper group of Hollywood hard-livers who liked to hang out and get stoned."

Auction Date: 29th Nov 2019 at 10am

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