Rare 1964 Beatles Color Photographs Auction
1/9/2013 9:28:00 AM
It’s probably hard for most of the newer generation to realize that back in 1964 very few people could afford to take color photographs, which is the very reason that so many of the very early Beatles photos are all in black and white. Luckily, award-winning physicist Dr Robert "Bob" Beck was not only fortunate enough to own color photography equipment, he was also well connected in the Hollywood music scene and attend several events with the Fab 4. Dr. Beck passed away back in 2002 and left a huge collection of slides. Now, 65 full color, ultra rare, and totally kick ass photos from his collection, along with the copyrights, are up for auction.
Mr. Ernie Sutton from the British Beatles Fan Club said: "These photographs show The Beatles during their 1964 US tour, both on and off-stage.
Not only do Dr Beck's slides feature super cool shots of the band on and off stage, including a kick ass shot of George with his Red Rickenbacker, it also has great close up shots of the band from the Las Vegas Sahara Hotel press conference, their show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus some candid shots from a private Beverly Hills Mansion party thrown by Capitol Records President Alan Livingston.
Want to pick up this awesome collection of Beatles history? Of course you do!
Ironically, or more likely totally on purpose, the entire collections goes up for auction on March 22nd, which is 50 years to the day of the band releasing their first album. Auctioneers expect the lot to bring in about $23,000. Considering that they are all unpublished and in color, I would expect a considerably higher figure.
Details on the auction can be found here: http://www.omegaauctions.co.uk/BeatlesAuction.php