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Beatles jackets go for auction

By Tim Sandle     Feb 11, 2014 in Entertainment
Two jackets, worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in The Beatles' 1965 film 'Help!', are being put up for sale at an auction of Beatles collectibles.
The jackets worn by the worn Beatles come from the private collection of the movie's director, Richard Lester. The jackets in question also appear on the album cover of the film's soundtrack.
Help! is a 1965 movie starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The movie also features and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill. Help! was the second feature film made by the Beatles and is a comedy adventure which sees the group come up against an evil cult.
Allmovie's Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. describes the movie as: "A forerunner to music videos. ... Lester seemed to find the right tone for Help!, creating an enjoyable portrait of the Beatles and never allowing the film to take itself too seriously. His style would later be co-opted by Bob Rafaelson for the Monkees' television series in the '60s and has continued to influence rock musicals like Spice World in 1998."
In association with the movie, an album was released with the same title. A clip of the signature tune is shown below:
The jackets are part of an auction of more than 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia. The BBC notes that the jackets are expected to be sold for more than £50,000 by Omega Auctions in Liverpool. The auction takes place in March.
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