Help! exhibit to open at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The fine folks here in my hometown, Cleveland, Ohio will be celebrating all things Beatle next month too it seems.  They are paying homage to the film phenomenon known as Help! in a special exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum dedicated to the movie.  If any of you have ever been to any type of event here at the rock hall, then you know you are in for a treat.  The website does not say how long this exhibit will run, but we’ll find out all of the wonderful details.


It looks like the opening for this exhibit is for members only, so sign-up if you can.  The rock hall is notorious for throwing many star-studded opening parties.  I know when the rock hall held a premiere for The Concert for Bangla Desh, Olivia Harrison and Klaus Voorman were both in attendance, and some awesome goodie bags were passed out to all who attended.  I highly recommend going if you can muster it.  A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Here’s what we’ve read.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the Beatles Film Help!, their second feature-length film

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will pay homage to the Beatles’ impact on our culture with a new exhibit that commemorates the group’s classic 1965 movie, Help!

Help! Behind the Scenes of the Beatles’ Movie will open with a members-only reception at 7 p.m. on November 16, 2007. The exhibit, which is timed to the November 6 release of the film on DVD, will include many never-before-seen artifacts and set photography shot during the making of the movie.

Help! follows in the great tradition of classic comedy chase movies. In this instance, John, Paul, George and Ringo find themselves being pursued across the world by not one but two groups of fanatics with separate agendas. Ringo possesses a ring with a large red stone set in the middle, sent to him by a fan. The first group of fanatics are cult followers of the Goddess Kaili led by Swami Clang (Leo McKern), including High Priestess Ahme (Eleanor Bron); and the second group are comprised of two scientists named Foot (Victor Spinetti) and Algernon (Roy Kinnear) who have become involved, being called in by the Government to try and remove the ring from Ringo’s finger.

These cult followers and the two scientists frantically pursue The Beatles first through London, then up the snow-covered Austrian Alps to Buckingham Palace, across Salisbury Plain and finally along the sandy beaches of the Bahamas with a Scotland Yard Police Superintendent (Patrick Cargill) in hot pursuit.

The film features performances of 7 classic Beatles songs. “Help,” “You’re Going To Lose That Girl,” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” “Ticket To Ride,” “I Need You,” “The Night Before” and “Another Girl.”

“We’ve tried to capture the zany spirit of the Beatles’ second movie in this exhibit,” said Jim Henke, vice president of exhibitions and curatorial affairs for the Museum. “We were fortunate in that the Beatles’ organization Apple Corps had great archives of material from the filming of the movie, and they have generously loaned much of it to us for the exhibit.”

The exhibit will feature George Harrison’s original script for the film, and a reproduction of Richard Lester’s working script with handwritten changes, various shooting schedules and call sheets, posters, tickets to the U.S. premiere of the film at the Beacon Theater in New York City, press kits and promotional items. It will also include costumes worn by the Beatles in the film, and instruments played in the film.

Source: Rock Hall 


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