the crowd outside (lining up for the evening show) serve as a coda. In my opinion, this is the best "kid shot" film of the Beatles I have ever seen, only rivaled in quality by last December's auction lot of San Francisco Beatle concert films. However, in terms of rarity, the Detroit film stands alone. There are multiple private and news film sources for all of the Beatles' shows in San Francisco. For Detroit this is it. And it is completely uncirculated in collecting circles.
The original films have been cleaned, transferred and stored onto an archival reel and box by Brodsky & Treadway (acknowledged as the world's best facility for small gauge films) and the winning bidder will receive not only the original film reels and copyrights, but also the (two) DVD's of the transfer (one with time code, one without) and the broadcast-ready Digital Betacam master of the painstaking, professional transfer. In that my film centers on the Beatles' performance at Suffolk Downs in 1966, this unique discovery could not be utilized for my project. But for some lucky bidder, this is a chance to own a magnificent, one-of-a-kind film which also happens to be the rarest from the historic 1964 US tour.
ItsOnlyRocknRoll.com is the leader in sales of authentic rare Rock n Roll memorabilia, with bi-annual catalog auctions setting world records in Beatles memorabilia and autographs, rock n roll and live concert posters, celebrity personal effects and awards.
The auction will feature investment grade, museum quality artifacts, writings and autographs of The Beatles including George Harrison’s sister, Louise’s, personal copy of the LP “Meet The Beatles” album hand signed at the time by all four Beatles and given to her on the train to their first US concert in Washington D.C. It is expected to fetch in excess of $100,000. It is one of fewer than ten US signed Beatles albums known to exist. It is the rarest and most desirable example of an autographed Beatles album ever offered for sale, with unparalleled authenticity from Louise Harrison.
There are signed contracts, letters, checks, program concert books, both group and solo autographs, all authenticated by Frank Caiazzo, the world recognized leading expert on Beatles autographs and handwriting. There are sets representing the various line-ups as The Beatles employed other drummer’s in the course of their career including drummer Pete Best, who preceded Ringo, and fill-in drummer Jimmy Nicol. John Lennon’s actual signature and instructions that was used for the cover of his LP “Walls & Bridges” estimated at $9,000-$12,000. A check signed by both John Lennon and Paul McCartney that is estimated at $7,000-$10,000.
ItsOnlyRocknRoll.com owner Marc Zakarin says “Rock n roll memorabilia and especially Beatles autographs and concert posters have never been hotter or more in demand and this auction will offer the cream of the crop in these fields and beyond.”
Other autographs and writings include Mick Jagger handwritten lyrics, Bob & Sara Dylan signed agreements, a Jimi Hendrix contract as well as autographs from