• Short Summary

    The Beatles enroute for the Far East, stopped off at Beirut airport for just an hour.

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    Roll No. 1

    A record jacket with the Beatles on it.

    A male Teenage fan sporting a Beatle wig, joins other British + American girls at foot of BOAC Boeing 707 Jetliner.

    Girls already beginning to act silly..though the Beatles hadn't appeared.

    Beatles appear, and hands reach out to them.

    A Beatle very warily extends his hand to a fan.

    MCUs Beatles...don't have name of Ringo's replacement.

    Ecstatic girl. "He touched me. He touched my hand twice!!"

    Storming the gangway. No headway.

    Final shot of teenage scaling caterer's truck...probably 2 stops under.


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Beatles enroute for the Far East, stopped off at Beirut airport for just an hour. Approx 400 fans were lined up on the terminal building balconies, and tarmac. The Beatles at first refused to leave the aircraft..during the stop over. However the condescended to make an appearance at the top of the ladder. (Gringo was not with them...he is sick, and another Beatle type is filling in for him, at the drums). The Beatles seemed very shy of any close contact with the fans. The girls went hysterical and even beserk...one girl just because of Beatles had touched her hand had a smiling, crying + swooning fit. Some stormed the ladders trying to get past the airport police and into the plane. Two did get in by climbing the unattended caterer's truck next to the rear pantry.

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    Reuters - Source to be Verified
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