I apologize sincerely for the lack of updates. Got a new computer, but all my photos are on the old one and it’s a bit of a hike getting to the old pics.
When George, Pattie, Cynthia and John all went on their Tahiti trip together, John and George donned wigs(that the girls had used previously for disguises), hats and raincoats and made a wacky home movie about a missionary (John) who rises from the water to save the heathen natives. Oh, how I wish this film would turn up someplace.It would be the ultimate YouTube experience.
Certainly many of you love George’s straw hat pictures from Help! Ever wonder where that hat ended up? Well,I don’t have a picture, but supposedly it resides in The Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya, along with George’s suit from The Concert for Bangladesh. Take a look!
Although I’d love to go back in time and snatch the smoke right out of his mouth, this is an incredibly awesome pic. But, as much as I wish he and many of our other friends, relatives and beloved entertainers could have been warned, and saved themselves from the dangers of smoking, I do NOT believe in photoshopping cigarettes out of old pictures. They smoked. Gotta deal with it.
I have a slight suspicion this photo is backwards. I may change it later when I have a chance.
Although I’ve always preferred pics of George clean-shaven and with generally shorter hair, I’ve always liked this pic on the inside of the All Things Must Pass album. So many pics from this era show George scowling or at least not smiling, and, given the events going on in his life at the time, I can understand. But something about this one harks back to the early days, as if that’s George simply wearing a wig and fake beard and feeling rather cheeky about it.
The Beatles, George Harrison in particular, seem to appreciate the finer things the French have to offer, 1963.