The Beatles are the most examined music group of all time, so it is hard to believe, that some their photos are never-before-seen. Obviously, everything is possible. Twenty previously unseen black-and-white photos of the Beatles are going under the hammer on May 19, at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire in northwestern England.
The black-and-white photographs of the bend were taken by Pinewood Studios props manager Peter Allchorne while they were filming their first feature film, 1964’s A Hard Day’s Night. To be more interesting, Allchorne, who is now 87 years old, was secretly photographed the band members, since the taking of photos on-set during the movie was strictly prohibited.
This unique photos spent the past many decades in an Allchorne family album, and include several candid shots of the band between takes, like Ringo Starr resting on some bricks to appear taller before the cameras.
Allchorne’s daughter, Jacqueline Griffin, said that her father was largely unaware of the growing interest in the Beatles. He’s never held any value on them because he was not into The Beatles, he was just working on the films. He doesn’t have any sentimental attachment. They’re just dads pictures, she told the BBC.
He wanted to take pictures of one of the crew, a mate Alfie, and they were there, it was when the Beatles were on stage. She added, He got to know them quite well but he was just not that interested. I think they just larked about and had a good time. He was not particularly star-struck, they were just four lads in a band, it didn’t really hit him.
The sale of the Beatles items will take place at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire. THR says the auction is expected to rake in about $16,100 (£10,000).
Other notable Beatles memorabilia that will be up for sale at the same auction include a menu card signed by the four Beatles members and another that’s unsigned and misspells the band’s name Beattles. [Omega Auctions]