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2012/141/6 Book, 'A Hard Day's Night' (The Beatles), paper / card, written by John Burke, published by Pan Books Ltd, London, England, printed by The Griffin Press, Australia, 1964. Click to enlarge.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ book

Made by Griffin Press Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 1964.

This book was published as a souvenir of the Beatles’ 1964 film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Shot in black and white, the film is a fictional account of a day or two in the life of the group, although the name ‘Beatles’ is never mentioned. Its title came from a malapropism uttered by Ringo Starr. While the Beatles never claimed to possess much acting ability, their charm, humour and natural talent shone through the screenplay by Alun Owen, a Liverpool playwright, despite its slender plot. Director Rich...

Summary

Object No.

2012/141/6

Object Statement

Book, 'A Hard Day's Night' (The Beatles), paper / card, written by John Burke, published by Pan Books Ltd, London, England, printed by The Griffin Press, Australia, 1964

Physical Description

Paperback novel of 121 pages. The cover is grey, black and red, showing the Beatles and Wilfrid Brambell, with the text 'The Beatles in their first fab film!'. Contains text and eight pages of black and white photographs from the film.

Marks

Publisher and printer information printed on page 6.

Dimensions

Width

111 mm

Depth

10 mm

Production

Notes

Written by John Burke, based on Alun Owen's screenplay of the 1964 Beatles film 'A Hard Day's Night'. Published by Pan Books Ltd in London, England and printed by The Griffin Press in Australia, 1964.

Printed

Griffin Press Ltd 1964

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Cox, 2012

Acquisition Date

22 November 2012

Cite this Object

Harvard

'A Hard Day's Night' book 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 February 2019, <https://ma.as/459502>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/459502 |title='A Hard Day's Night' book |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 February 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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