George’s Skirt!

When the Beatles performed their Beatles Christmas Show, at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London, New Years Eve, 31st December 1963, there was an adorable skit that so far has never shown upon film. But many photos exist of this classic bit of tomfoolery from the Boys.

John played the mustachioed villain, Paul the handsome hero, George the helpless heroine called Ermyntrude, and Ringo, from what I understand, threw snow.

George, being in drag, had to wear a skirt. And that tiny little Harrison waist just couldn’t hold it up. SO a belt was improvised with a string.

Cynthia Lennon certainly was amused.

 

Two more pics of the whole group:

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25 Comments

  1. AuroraSkye said,

    November 6, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Soooo Sooooo CUTE!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Smits said,

    November 6, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Dying of cute poisoning and pure amusement. George, that “belt” is so Ellie Mae Clampett! XD

    • Ashley said,

      November 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      Oh gosh I wish I could have seen those acts. They’re really fun handsome, awesome guys!

  3. Aly said,

    November 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    This is too downright cute and funny! I wish there were more photos, or even a film clip or this. I think it would be more amusing than the Shakespeare sketch! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. ForMeBlue said,

    November 7, 2010 at 12:47 am

    i love ringo’s role in this :3 THEYRE ALL SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!!!!

  5. Alejandra said,

    November 7, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Awww I wish this could have been on film, it would have been amusing to watch George playing the helpless heroine. He’s so adorable in the first picture!

  6. Alice said,

    November 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Oh, I would LOVE to see that sketch! What a shame it wasn’t filmed. George looks so sweet in his skirt, string belt and spotted headscarf.

  7. go george said,

    November 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    HAHA! Ringo throwing the snow is classic Ringo! George is so cute with his sirt!

  8. poprocksfish said,

    November 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    This is amazing!
    Thank you so much for this blog, it always makes my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. this george fan said,

    November 8, 2010 at 1:38 am

    i saw this picture in a beatle book i own
    i really wish we could have gotten that on film i would love to see it

  10. Betty said,

    November 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Does anyone know what this play was about? It would have been nice if they had of filmed it like โ€œA Midsummer Nightโ€™s Dreamโ€. What is the name of this Christmas play, does anyone know?
    I have seen a lot of comical photos of this play. Have anyone seen the one with George lying on the floor with John standing over him? George has his fist balled up as though he is about to punch Johnโ€™s lights out, itโ€™s hilarious.

    • Aly said,

      November 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm

      Betty, those photos would be great to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anna said,

        November 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm

        I’ve seen that photo in a book somewhere; it’s really good. ๐Ÿ˜€ I did have a look to see if it was floating around the Internet. It wasn’t there, but I did find this one of them in colour. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Caity said,

    November 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I laughed so hard!! “Ringo, from what I understand, threw snow” lmao!
    cute!!

  12. Aaron said,

    November 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    look at this pic of george, http://dmbeatles.com/picture.php?picture=1066

  13. Aaron said,

    November 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Another good pic of george, http://dmbeatles.com/picture.php?picture=360

  14. Betty said,

    November 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

    There is another picture with George lying down on the floor with John standing over him. George has his fist balled up like he is getting ready to punch John’s lights out. It is a very funny photo.

  15. Megan said,

    November 17, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Oh my gosh he gets cuter every time I see him!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love photos from this Christmas show, never seen this one. Thank you!!!

  16. MJ said,

    November 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Aw Paul does look to be the handsome hero, although George would’ve made a better one!! Aw, he is adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ What I would give to have seen this!

    By the way, I recently got a George necklace! Here is the link: You should get one, it’s true love you know!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60641395/beatles-wooden-tile-pendant-john-lennon

    • Betty said,

      November 19, 2010 at 3:50 am

      The pendant is cute but have you seen the guitar pick earrings and necklace?

      • MJ said,

        November 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

        oh my goodness. they are amazing, I think I will have to get them!

  17. November 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    haha! fab George! love it!

  18. Amanda H. said,

    November 24, 2010 at 4:44 am

    LMAO!
    Ow my stomach XDDD

  19. Eva said,

    March 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Lmao,Ringo threw snow.And then George had a skirt.And John had a mustache like the things at sally’s beauty in front of hair dye.Paul had string around his pants.What the heck!?!?!?!

  20. This Kid said,

    October 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I think i was born in the wrong year, i really want to that skit!!!!! =(


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