The Beatles Signed "A Hard Days Night" Program
"Once upon a time there were four happy Liverpool lads called Paul, John, George, and Ringo and they played their music all over the country. Now, when they' finished playing in one place they'd run to the nearest railway station and go on to a new place to play some more of their music, usually pursued by hundreds of young ladies." So begins the synopsis of "A Hard Days Night", The Beatles first motion picture. On July 10th, 1964, the film premiered at The Odeon Cinema in Liverpool, England, with all four band members present to participate in the festivities. Offered is a rare souvenir program given out at the premiere, signed on the title page by all four Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star have each left their mark on the piece in bold (9-10 out of 10) ink. The 44 page program measures 8.5 x 11", and technically rates Very Good to Excellent (VG-EX) due to several thin creases on the front cover and one piece of light tape placed neatly on the inside cover along the spine. The overall appeal of the program, however, far exceeds the grade, as most of the aforementioned flaws are noticeable only upon close inspection. This is quite possibly the only example of this important program, signed by all four members of the group, in existence.