Beatles for sale...£125k tag put on Yellow Submarine film sketches
ORIGINAL drawings for the Beatles’ psychedelic animation film Yellow Submarine are being auctioned for £125,000.
Published: Fri, November 8, 2013
Handwritten instructions are on the cartoon version of the Fab Four [BNPS]
The collection boasts hand-painted scenes from the 1968 adventure in which the Fab Four travel in the Yellow Submarine to Pepperland to save it from the Blue Meanies.
One highlight of the collection is a rare scene of John, Paul, George and Ringo with instructions on the bold colours for their clothes and Ringo’s rings.
The music-hating Blue Meanies also feature, as does their pet, a snarling four-headed bulldog.
Yellow Submarine animations are 'iconic' [BNPS]
Many of the 80 cartoons for sale were drawn by German illustrator Heinz Edelmann. Most belonged to an anonymous collector who worked on the film.
They will go under the hammer at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles on November 20.
Auction house director Jim Lentz said: “The animation was groundbreaking and that coupled with the fact that the film was all about the biggest band in the world is what made it so iconic.”
Many of the dazzling drawings were done by the illustration Heinz Edelmann [BNPS]