Previously-unseen photos of The Beatles on the set of Help! are up for auction, with the shots estimated to sell for up to £15,000.
The images were taken in 1965 on the set of the legendary band’s comedy-adventure musical, which was released that year. Help!‘s plot saw the band being chased around the world after Ringo Starr acquired a sacrificial ring.
Taken by German photographer Bernd Kappelmeyer on location in Obertraun, Austria, the 124 negatives show The Beatles filming scenes in snowy mountains. John Lennon is seen sporting a black winter coat, hat, and shades in the images.
The collection will go up for auction in Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside on October 16. You can find more details about the auction here.
Other items up for grabs at Omega Auctions include an original sign from Abbey Road and costume patterns for the suits worn by the band on the iconic ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album cover.
In 2013, Help! was digitally restored and released on Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, former Beatle Paul McCartney released his latest solo album, ‘Egypt Station’, last month. In a four-star review, NME said: “McCartney’s always been about inclusivity and openness, but this latest glimpse into his life feels like a particularly enlightening one.”
Earlier this month, the musician revealed that he has to relearn classic Beatles songs as he can no longer remember them. “There’s too many. Too many words. Too many notes,” McCartney said. “They’re very hard. I mean, you know, it’s not like they’re all three chords.”