• Short Summary

    BEATLES BEATLES BEATLES: AMERICA IS TALKING ON NOTHING ELSE, AS TEENAGERS AND BEAT FANS TOTALLY CAPITULATE TO THE BARNSTORMING GROUP FROM LIVERPOOL.

  • Description

    1.
    CU PAN SCREAMING MOB (PLAZA HOTEL).
    0.08

    2.
    CU POLICEMAN WITH LOUD HAILER.
    0.16

    3.
    GV POLICE BARRIERS WITH SCREAMING MOB.
    0.18

    4.
    GV MOB BREAK THROUGH BARRIERS.
    0.25

    5.
    LV MOB RUN DOWN STREET.
    0.27

    6.
    SV DITTO.
    0.37

    7.
    CU SCREAMING MOB.
    0.44

    8.
    SV MOUNTED POLICEMEN MOVE IN.
    0.48

    9.
    CU SCREAMING MOB AT PENN STATION SINGING "WE WANT THE BEATLES".
    0.56

    10.
    CU POLICE HOLD BACK MOB.
    1.05

    11.
    SV BEATLES INTO LIFT.
    1.13

    12.
    CU INT BEATLES N LIFT GOING UP. JOHN LENNON SPEAKS TO INTERVIEWER. Q. "ELEVATORS AT THE PLAZA?" A. "IT COMPARES VERY FAVOURABLY," JOHN POINTS TO SWASTIKA ON WALL AND COMMENTS "STAMP IT OUT".
    1.35

    13.
    GV CROWDS IN HALL AROUND ELEVATOR.
    1.37



    Initials JM/N/AW/PC JM/N/AW/BB


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD. NO. 1475 13TH FEBRUARY "WASHINGTON: BEATLES AT COLISEUM".
    EDITORS: NATURAL EFFECTS TRACKS IS PROVIDED THROUGHOUT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BEATLES BEATLES BEATLES: AMERICA IS TALKING ON NOTHING ELSE, AS TEENAGERS AND BEAT FANS TOTALLY CAPITULATE TO THE BARNSTORMING GROUP FROM LIVERPOOL. NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN ANYTHING LIKE THE SCENES OF SHEER HYSTERIA SPARKED OFF BY THE FOUR FLOPPY-HAIRED YEAH YEAH YEAH BOYS.

    AS THE GROUP WERE TRAVELLING BACK TO NEW YORK FROM WASHINGTON BY TRAIN, A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSAND TEENAGERS GATHERED OUTSIDE THEIR HOTEL - THE PLAZA - FIGHTING FOR THE BEST VANTAGE POINTS. POLICE FAILED TO CONTROL THEM, AND AS THE MOB BROKE THROUGH BARRIERS, AT LEAST ONE GIRL WAS INJURED IN THE RUSH.

    AT THE SAME TIME SEVERAL THOUSANDS OTHERS WAITED AT PENNSYLVANIA STATION, WHERE THE BEATLES WERE DUE TO ARRIVE. HERE TOO THE MOB THREATENED TO GET COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL, AND POLICE SMUGGLED THE BEATLES OUT OF THE STATION BY WAY OF A FREIGHT LIFT.

    THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO THE FAMOUS CARNEGIE HALL, WHERE THEY WHIPPED THE 8,000 AUDIENCE INTO SUCH A FRENZY, THAT POLICE PATROLLED THE STAGE DURING THEIR PERFORMANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADL8ITRZWPZFMN6HLXOODWFJO3
    Media URN:
    VLVADL8ITRZWPZFMN6HLXOODWFJO3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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