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Ringo celebrates release of Help! at Beverly Hills screening
by Chris Carter, Breakfast with the Beatles, KLOS 95.5, Los Angeles
Last night I had the privilege to attend a very special screening of the Beatles second film HELP! held at The Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, presented by Apple Corps Ltd and Capitol/EMI.
The screening was held to celebrate the re-release Help! on DVD. New Apple Chef Executive Jeff Jones was on hand to kick off the evening with a few words and then introduced the invite-only crowd to the film's "STAR" ... Mr. Ringo Starr!
Ringo said a few words about the film, including the fact that he always enjoyed the film, as it's plot revolved around him! Funny Ringo!
Also in attendance were Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra and producer of "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love"), Eric Idle (Monty Python and The Rutles), Cameron Crowe, Rusty Anderson & Brain Ray (from Macca band), Kevin Nealon, CAA Head Richard Lovett, Jim Keltner and Olivia Harrison to name just a few.
My last minute guest for the evening was legendary Beatle historian Mark Lewisohn. Mr. Lewisohn was in town to research his up coming massive three-part book on the Beatles. Mark and I had an interview scheduled for last night but we got our dates wrong and when he phoned me to see where I was, I informed him I was driving in to see Help! He asked if I wouldn't mind picking him up! It was a great surprise to have the world's most respected Beatle researcher Mark along for the ride. By the way, look for part 1 of his upcoming Beatle book due out by 2009... with the last edition somewhere along 2018! My interview with Mark Lewisohn will air this Sunday on Breakfast with the Beatles 95.5 KLOS FM Los Angeles.
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Published November 7, 2007