• Short Summary

    The Beatles in India at the Maharishi's retreat + library footage of Beatles during Beatlemania.

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    No title. The Beatles with Maharishi in Rishikesh, India + library footage of the Beatles at height of Beatlemania.

    L/S looking across the River Ganges to Rishikesh. L/S ditto. L/S Meditation Centre at Rishikesh. L/S inside the grounds of the Meditation Centre with buildings on right hand side. M/S Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi walks towards camera. C/U ditto. L/S building in the centre with people sitting around. M/S Mahesh Yogi seated with people round. C/U Yogi. Panning L/S George Harrison wearing Indian pyjamas, he walks through trees followed by two women (Patti Boyd and Jane Asher?) George waves at the camera. Panning L/S John Lennon walking through the trees on his own. L/S Ringo Starr and his wife (Maureen Starky) walking through trees. L/S ditto.

    Library sequence: Beatles in car coming through very large crowd in Australia. Beatles on hotel balcony. Beatles on balcony waving at massive crowd waving. Crowds of fans lining airport building at Heathrow. C/U girl screaming. M/S Beatles getting out of coach after return from USA. M/S girls waving. C/U girls standing on chair leaning over wall. M/S girls waving. Panning C/U the Beatles, Paul, George, John and Ringo. Packed crowd of girls waving. C/U girls screaming in crowd.

    Panning shot Paul McCartney and Ringo walking through trees at Yogi's pad with their girlfriends. L/S ditto. L/S George Harrison and John Lennon with blanket over head walking through trees. L/S ditto. L/S as they walk back to their bungalow. L/S the Ganges and surrounding country.

    Note: detailed account of Beatles' visit written by cameraman is on file - shows how Beatles were kept away from press.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2055.20
    Media URN:
    50842
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:35:08:00
    Canister:
    68/19

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