The Beatles with Richard Lester
1 portrait of George Harrison
The Beatles with Richard Lester
by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, 12 April 1965
15 3/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (400 mm x 276 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
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Sittersback to top
- George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter in 49 portraits.
- John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles. Sitter in 61 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.
- Richard Lester (1932-), Film director. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Sir (James) Paul McCartney (1942-), Musician and member of The Beatles and Wings. Sitter in 55 portraits.
- Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) (1940-), Musician; drummer for The Beatles. Sitter associated with 40 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
This photograph is one of nearly 300 images that Peto took during the making of the Beatles' second feature film Help! (1965). The band are shown with director Richard Lester during a break in the filming of the 'Buckingham Palace' scene, which used Cliveden House and especially built sets at Twickenham Studios as locations. In 2006 Peto's photographs of the group were collected in a limited edition book Now These Days Are Gone.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney (17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1965back to top
Current affairsSir Winston Churchill dies after suffering a stroke at the age of 90. By Royal Decree his body lay in state for three days before he was given a State Funeral (a very rare honour for a non-Royal). Representatives from over 100 countries attended the funeral and thousands of people watched the procession of his coffin down the Thames.
Art and scienceJulie Christie stars in John Schlesinger's film Darling, a film that captures fashionable London in the 1960s, while critiquing the superficiality of the jet-setting society. The film has subsequently been itself criticised for being out-of-touch with the realities of the day.
The Post Office Tower (now the BT tower) opens for use, housing microwave aerials to carry telecommunications traffic from London.
InternationalPresident Johnson sends US troops to assist South Vietnam against communist North Vietnam and domestic nationalist insurgents. Johnson's plan for a short, limited war was soon quashed by North Vietnam's strategy of protracted war. As the conflict dragged on the US government instituted a draft, sparking anti-war protests that would continue until American involvement ended in 1973.
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