You would recognize them from the 1965 Beatles film Help, directed by Richard Lester, and also from the cover of that film’s soundtrack album. And beginning March 20th, a date which also marks the anniversary of the release of the Beatles classic “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the jackets worn by the Fab Four in the film will be auctioned off in London.
According to the BBC, they will be just part of an auction of over 200 pieces of extremely rare Beatles memorabilia. The jackets come from director Lester’s personal collection and are estimated to bring in between $82,000 and $115,000. Lester was also the director of The Beatles’ 1964 film debut, A Hard Day’s Night.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather told the BBC, “As Beatles clothing goes, these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. They feature on one of their most recognizable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block.”
Another rare item from The Beatles, a portion of the wall from The Ed Sullivan Show set which was signed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, will be going up for auction in New York City this spring. It is expected to bring in between $800,000 and $1 million.
-Brad Haynes, 1059 SUNNY FM- Orlando