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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:00 pm

When I get the time, I must really try to take a shot at reconstructing this thread.

I had a lot of fun researching it: the "Magnetic Hair" game, the Beatles Li-lo, the ghasly plastic Beatles wigs...all kinds of merry old 1960's bric-a-brac.

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Post  eddie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:09 pm

John Lennon letters to be published

Yoko Ono gives permission for first collection of late Beatle's correspondence to be printed

Sean Michaels guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 April 2011 13.01 BST


To the letter ... John Lennon's correspondence will finally see the light of day. Photograph: Corbis

John Lennon's previously unpublished letters will finally appear in print. Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, has agreed to help compile a collection of the singer's correspondence, including postcards and doodles, to be published in October 2012.

This is the first time that Ono has consented to publish his letters. The anthology will be edited by Hunter Davies, the official Beatles biographer, using Ono's archive and letters from private collections. But Davies is aware that Lennon had many unknown pen pals over the years, fans or early friends whose correspondence with the singer is packed away in boxes. Anyone who has Lennon letters to share may contact the editor at johnlennonletters@hotmail.co.uk.

As the book's publisher points out, Lennon never sent an email. "Pen and ink were his medium," Little, Brown explained. "John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry – most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking."

The Lennon Letters will be printed in chronological order "so that a narrative builds up", and many will be reproduced exactly "in [Lennon's] handwriting or typing, plus the odd cartoon or doodle". Davies has tracked down about 200 letters and postcards so far.

In 2003, a missive from Lennon to an art critic at the Syracuse Post-Standard sold for more than $38,000 (£23,243). "Society only likes dead artists," Lennon wrote in the letter. "I'm afraid Yoko and myself cannot oblige."

guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2011

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Post  eddie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:38 pm

First page of the old Beatles Ephemera link salvaged with the assistance of SJ.

It's nice insofar as it provides a decent introduction to the theme of Beatles memory, but all the following juicy pages of 1960's Beatles merchandise are now beyond reach and I'll have to painstakingly reconstruct them when the opportunity offers.

Only the first page of the old threads can be resurrected, but all in good time.

Meanwhile.....

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UpHPqpobJiMJ:acrosstheuniverse.forumotion.com/t1347-beatles-ephemera+%22acrosstheuniverse+%2B+Beatles+ephemera%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&source=www.google.com

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Post  eddie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:51 pm

Here's just a small taste of great things to come:


Beatles "Magnetic Hair" game.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:39 am


Beatles novel.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:44 am


Rare Beatles record player.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:46 am


Yellow Submarine figurines.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:57 am


1960's Beatles button/pin/badge set.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:01 am


With The Beatles talc tin.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:07 am


1960's Beatles wig.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:09 am


!960's Beatles dolls.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:12 am


1960's Beatles pottery bowl.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:14 am


1960's Beatles ring binder.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:16 am


1960's Beatles ice-cream wrapper.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:19 am


1960's Beatles hummer instrument.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:21 am


1960's Beatles Li-Lo air bed.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:24 am


1960's boxed Beatles compact and lipstick.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:26 am


Original piece of the Cavern Club stage.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:29 am


Set of 4 1960's Beatles jig-saws.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:31 am


1960's Beatles lamp shade.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:34 am


Beatles 1965 German Muziek Parade calendar.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:36 am


1960's Woolworths Beatles writing pad.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:39 am


1960's Beatles table cloth.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:41 am


1960's Ringo Starr personality bubble bath.

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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:44 am


The Beatles 1964 bracelet- Australia.

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