Sunday, 26 July 2015

Eight Arms To Hold You available for pre-ordering

Eight Arms To Hold You - a photo book from the shooting of "Help!"
As reported earlier, "Eight Arms To Hold You" (not to be confused with Chip Madinger's and Mark Easter's book from 2000, "Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium") features both rare and unseen photos and materials from the movie Help!, drawn from archives on all four corners of the planet. The project has renowned Beatles researcher and author Simon Wells (Beatles 365 Days and Beatles Japan) on board to curate and narrate the story, with specialist forensic art and photography restorer, Paul Skellett handling the full image remastering process. This is a meticulously researched and restored Beatles book, with support from Rex Features Archive, The British Film Institute, The Pete Nash Collection, The Mark Hayward Collection, The Vincent Vigil Collection, The Cavern Club, The Beatles Story Museum, The Hard Days Night Hotel, The Beatles Fest and many other private collectors.
Richard Lester, director of "Help!" has also lent his assistance in releasing parts of his private collection (including the original hand noted script) as well as being part of the book's final approval process.

"Eight Arms To Hold You" includes photos taken by Richard Lester, Robert Freeman, Michael Peto, Emilio Lari, Gisa Kothe, Jerrold F. Hilton and Karl Höfner.

The crowd funded 180 pages hardcover book will be published by Archivum in the UK on 29 July 2015 and Wonderland Publications on November 30, 2015 in USA. It is now available to pre-order from Amazon (UK) as well as from Amazon.com.

The photos from The Vincent Vigil Collection go to Cleveland: Mr Vigil has signed an exclusive contract with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum, and his prints from "Help!" will eventually reside in their permanent collection.

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