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BEATLES FOR SALE : Unique Beatles script for unmade film comes to Heritage at $15,000+

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Unique Beatles script for unmade film comes to Heritage at $15,000+
The script shows the Beatles' attempt to increase their artistic credibility following the end of touring
Paul Fraser Collectibles
Tuesday 18 November 2014

A unique script for an unmade Beatles film has been consigned to Heritage Auctions, as part of the December 6 Entertainment and Memorabilia Auction in Dallas.

Beatles Script
The Beatles hired actor Owen Holder to write the script, yet the movie was never made

Known only as The Beatles' Script, the work sees John, Paul, George and Ringo all playing the same character, named Stanley. It is said to be a more serious diversion from the band's previous films, with all four members keen to establish artistic recognition following their decision to stop touring.

It is expected to sell for $15,000+.

The script was written by British actor Owen Holder, and it was later sent to producer Walter Shenson. It is the only copy known to exist, and will be accompanied in the sale by a complete set of autographs from all members of the band and manager Brian Epstein.

More unusual Beatles lots include stock transfer certificates from the Beatles' sale of Brian Epstein's company NEMS to Triumph Investment Ltd. Valued at $30,000+, the document frames a tragic time in the Beatles' careers following the death of Epstein.

With the manager controlling much of the band's finances and business, they were left to deal with an enormous empire and couldn't agree on future management. The company, of which they were part owners, was bought by Triumph for a mixture of cash and Triumph stock.

The lot contains six original certificates signed by the Fab Four, as well as Brian Epstein's mother, Queenie Epstein and his brother, Clive Epstein.

The stock certificates were signed on July 20, 1969, at a time when bonds between the band were fracturing, but they were nonetheless producing one of their finest works, Abbey Road.




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Beatles and Brian Epstein Autographs to Producer Walter Shenson, 1964, with an Extremely Rare Script for an Unmade Beatles Film, circa 1967

2014 December 6 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Maple #7096

Description:
Beatles and Brian Epstein Autographs to Producer Walter Shenson, 1964, with an Extremely Rare Script for an Unmade Beatles Film, circa 1967. Film producer Walter Shenson was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to the big screen. As an American working in London in the early 1960s, he was approached by United Artists to oversee the Beatles' expansion into movies, through a three picture deal that Shenson worked out with Brian Epstein in 1963. The first two films - A Hard Day's Night and Help! - were completed for release around the Beatles 1964 and 1965 touring schedules. Upon the group's retirement from touring in 1966, and with their growing desire to be known as more than the loveable pop moptops portrayed in those two films, the Beatles began to entertain ideas for a more serious, artistic effort as their next film endeavor.

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles and Brian Epstein Autographs to Producer Walter Shenson,1964, with an Extremely Rare Script for an Unmade Beatles Fil... Image #2

The British writer/actor Owen Holder was commissioned to develop a story, and the extremely rare script that is included in this lot is the result of his efforts. Titled only as The Beatles' Script, the storyline has John, Paul, George and Ringo all playing the same character, named Stanley. Depending on which aspect of Stanley's personality is dominant at any given time, a different Beatle appears on screen. John is Stanley the crafty opportunist, Paul is Stanley the eager achiever, George is Stanley the unabashed ladies man, and Ringo is Stanley the carefree idler. By mid-1967 the working title "Shades of Personality" was being used around the project, and there were talks of having it directed by the Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, whose 1966 film Blow Up had been a critical success. For reasons unknown, however, the film was never made, and the Beatles ultimately fulfilled the commitment to United Artists by delivering Let It Be several years later.

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles and Brian Epstein Autographs to Producer Walter Shenson,1964, with an Extremely Rare Script for an Unmade Beatles Fil... Image #3

The script offered here is Holder's finished first draft, neatly typed and covering 109 pages. It was the personal possession of Walter Shenson, and the pencil notations which appear on a few pages may be in his hand. This is the only copy of the script known to exist. Typed onto heavy stock white paper and bound in blue cardboard with four brass binding tacks at page left. In overall Very Good condition with some surface wear and folds to the cover.

Provenance: Bonham's Entertainment Memorabilia Sale 16151, Los Angeles, 21 December 2008, Lot 1163.

Accompanying the script is a fabulous set of Beatles autographs which date to 1964, also from Walter Shenson's estate. Inscribed by Paul to Shenson, it reads "To Wal, from the four boys you know as John Paul George and Harold!" It is signed in bold blue ink by all four Beatles (George omitting his last name but including "XXX", and also by Brian Epstein. The inscription refers to a sportswriter from the San Francisco Chronicle who referred to the Beatles as "John, Paul, George, and Harold." On a white index card measuring 3.75" x 2.5", and in Very Fine condition. COA from Frank Caiazzo.

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles and Brian Epstein Autographs to Producer Walter Shenson,1964, with an Extremely Rare Script for an Unmade Beatles Fil... Image #1

Estimate: $15,000 - up.

Internet Bidding Ends: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT
Auction Dates: December 6th at 11 AM CT


2014 December 6 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Maple  #7096

2014 December 6 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Maple

Location: Dallas, TX
Auction Dates: December 6th at 11 AM CT
Lot Viewing: FULL PREVIEW
December 4-6, 2014
Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Featured Items

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed With The Beatles LP Sleeve, (Parlophone PMC1206, 1963).... Image #1
Beatles Signed With The Beatles LP Sleeve, (Parlophone PMC 1206, 1963)....
Lot: 89190
Opening Bid: $15,000**

Music Memorabilia:Documents, Beatles Sale of NEMS to Triumph Investment Trust Ltd. StockTransfer Certificates, 1969.... Image #1
Beatles Sale of NEMS to Triumph Investment Trust Ltd. Stock Transfer Certificates, 1969....
Lot: 89191
Opening Bid: $15,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed The Beatles Book Monthly No. 1, August1963... Image #1
Beatles Signed The Beatles Book Monthly No. 1, August 1963...
Lot: 89192
Opening Bid: $9,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles and Roy Orbison Signed Tour Program, With A Group Of TourTickets and Original Handbill, 1963... (Total: 17 Items) Image #1
Beatles and Roy Orbison Signed Tour Program, With A Group Of Tour Tickets and Original Handbill, 1963... (Total: 17 Items)
Lot: 89193
Opening Bid: $9,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 45 Picture Sleeve(Capitol 5112, 1964). ... Image #1
Beatles Signed "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 45 Picture Sleeve (Capitol 5112, 1964). ...
Lot: 89194
Opening Bid: $12,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed Please Please Me LP Obtained by a BritishNewspaper Reporter on October 31, 1964 (Parlophone PMC 12... Image #1
Beatles Signed Please Please Me LP Obtained by a British Newspaper Reporter on October 31, 1964 (Parlophone PMC 12...
Lot: 89195
Current Bid: $10,000

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed Photo from a UK Tour Programme (Summer 1963).... Image #1
Beatles Signed Photo from a UK Tour Programme (Summer 1963)....
Lot: 89197
Current Bid: $4,000

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Group of Signed Items (Circa 1970s).... (Total: 15 Items) Image #1
Beatles Group of Signed Items (Circa 1970s).... (Total: 15 Items)
Lot: 89198
Opening Bid: $3,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed Admission Ticket For Historic Royal VarietyPerformance, November 1963.... Image #1
Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Signed Admission Ticket For Historic Royal VarietyPerformance, November 1963.... Image #2
Beatles Signed Admission Ticket For Historic Royal Variety Performance, November 1963....
Lot: 89199
Opening Bid: $7,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Autographed Postcard With Jimmie Nichol Signature, 1964.... Image #1
Beatles Autographed Postcard With Jimmie Nichol Signature, 1964....
Lot: 89200
Opening Bid: $6,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Autographed Beatles For Sale Albums... Image #1
Beatles Autographed Beatles For Sale Albums...
Lot: 89202
Opening Bid: $10,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles Fully Autographed Cavern Club Booklet, Including Both RingoStarr and Pete Best... Image #1
Beatles Fully Autographed Cavern Club Booklet, Including Both Ringo Starr and Pete Best...
Lot: 89206
Opening Bid: $4,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles - George Harrison Original Handwritten Lyrics for "Isn't ItA Pity." ... Image #1
Beatles - George Harrison Original Handwritten Lyrics for "Isn't It A Pity." ...
Lot: 89220
Opening Bid: $5,000**

Music Memorabilia:Documents, Beatles - Collection of Documents Related to The Beatles Live!at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Lingaso... Image #1

Music Memorabilia:Documents, Beatles - Collection of Documents Related to The Beatles Live!at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Lingaso... Image #2
Beatles - Collection of Documents Related to The Beatles Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Lingaso...
Lot: 89225
Opening Bid: $4,000**

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, Beatles and Apple Artists Italy-Only 45 Fold-Out Four Pack (Apple,1968).... Image #1
Beatles and Apple Artists Italy-Only 45 Fold-Out Four Pack (Apple, 1968)....
Lot: 89228
Opening Bid: $500**

Music Memorabilia:Photos, Beatles - Astrid Kirchherr Rare "Teneriffa '63" Limited EditionPhoto Portfolio... Image #1

Music Memorabilia:Photos, Beatles - Astrid Kirchherr Rare "Teneriffa '63" Limited EditionPhoto Portfolio... Image #2

Music Memorabilia:Photos, Beatles - Astrid Kirchherr Rare "Teneriffa '63" Limited EditionPhoto Portfolio... Image #3


Music Memorabilia:Photos, Beatles - John and Cynthia Lennon Rare Vintage Photograph By RobertWhitaker, 1965... Image #1
Beatles - John and Cynthia Lennon Rare Vintage Photograph By Robert Whitaker, 1965...
Lot: 89230
Opening Bid: $3,000**

Music Memorabilia:Posters, Beatles/Gerry and the Pacemakers New Brighton Tower Concert Poster(NEMS, 1963).... Image #1
Beatles/Gerry and the Pacemakers New Brighton Tower Concert Poster (NEMS, 1963)....
Lot: 89232
Opening Bid: $2,500**

Music Memorabilia:Documents, Beatles and Beatles Related - A Collection of Early 1960sLiverpool-Area Handbills... (Total: 5 Items) Image #1
Beatles and Beatles Related - A Collection of Early 1960s Liverpool-Area Handbills... (Total: 5 Items)
Lot: 89233
Opening Bid: $2,000**

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, The Beatles ("The White Album") Low-Numbered A0000004 CopyLP, US Pressing (Apple 101, 1968). ... Image #1
The Beatles ("The White Album") Low-Numbered A0000004 Copy LP, US Pressing (Apple 101, 1968). ...
Lot: 89277
Opening Bid: $2,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles - John Lennon Twice Inscribed Walls And BridgesAlbum (Apple 3416, 1974). ... Image #1
Beatles - John Lennon Twice Inscribed Walls And Bridges Album (Apple 3416, 1974). ...
Lot: 89345
Opening Bid: $3,000**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, A Set Of Beatles Signatures In An Autograph Book 1963... Image #1
A Set Of Beatles Signatures In An Autograph Book 1963... 
Lot: 89346
Opening Bid: $3,500**

Music Memorabilia:Autographs and Signed Items, Beatles - John Lennon And Others Signed 1977 Jimmy CarterPresidential Inaugural Gala Performance Program.... Image #2
Beatles - John Lennon And Others Signed 1977 Jimmy Carter Presidential Inaugural Gala Performance Program.... 
Lot: 89347
Opening Bid: $3,500**

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, Black Dyke Mills Band -Yellow Submarine 10" One-sided Apple Acetate(1969).... Image #1

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, Black Dyke Mills Band -Yellow Submarine 10" One-sided Apple Acetate(1969).... Image #2
Black Dyke Mills Band -Yellow Submarine 10" One-sided Apple Acetate (1969).... 
Lot: 89366
Opening Bid: $500**

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, Badfinger - Iveys Maybe Tomorrow Germany Acetate LP (UK -Apple/Sapcor 8, 1969).... Image #1

Music Memorabilia:Recordings, Badfinger - Iveys Maybe Tomorrow Germany Acetate LP (UK -Apple/Sapcor 8, 1969).... Image #2
Badfinger - Iveys Maybe Tomorrow Germany Acetate LP (UK - Apple/Sapcor 8, 1969).... 
Lot: 89451
Opening Bid: $1,000**



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