Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Ticket To Ride piano in Austria

Look - nine hands!
Some of you may have noticed a discrepancy in the "Ticket To Ride" segment in The Beatles' "Help!" movie. In the scenes around the piano, there seems to be an extra hand.

The extra foot
Then there was this still photo, which seemed to contain an extra foot, because George didn't normally sport three feet?

Richard Lester
This photo shows that Richard Lester may be the one lending The Beatles' an extra hand. We discovered it at Gotta Have Rock and Roll's Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction.

Piano sculpture in Obertauern
Incredibly, at the location in Obertauern, Austria, a piano sculpture has been installed to commemorate this movie scene. This and other installations were unveiled in March 2015, fifty years after the filming.