Yellow Submarine Press Preview
July 8th 1968

On July 8th 1968, The Beatles, minus John, attended a press preview of their forthcoming animated movie, Yellow Submarine. They were photographed posing with cardboard cutouts of the animated Beatles, as well as standing next to a life sized Blue Meanie. The film screening and press reception took place at the 102-seat theatre named Bowater House Cinema in Knightsbridge, London. Pictures were taken by a photographer from the Daily Mail, as well as Harry Myers and others.


In addition to numerous photographs taken on this occasion, there also exists two short film clips;
The first film clip is in color and features the individual arrivals of George, Ringo, and Paul (in that order) on the street behind the cinema. Each of them is seen walking along the street and then being greeted by Apple Records assistant Peter Brown and an unidentified woman, as they enter the back doorway to the theatre.

The second film clip is in black & white, and features a short interview by a reporter (Pete?) who talks with Paul and George while they stand next to a Blue Meanie (see screen grab below).

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