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10 Revealing Images Of The Beatles Filming "A Hard Day's Night"

A new book contains never-seen-before images of the Fab Four making the classic jukebox musical in 1964.

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The Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night, was acclaimed as "the Citizen Kane of jukebox movies" by one critic on its release in 1964, and the natural humour of the band (not to mention the songs) still shines through today.

In 2001 Bruce Karsh, an American investor and lawyer, and his wife, Martha, bought the rights to behind-the-scenes images from the making of the film from Walter Shenson, the film's producer. A book containing hundreds of the candid images was planned as a surprise 60th birthday present to Bruce from his wife, which is quite a present.

Here are some exclusive images from the book.

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(L-R) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.
Bruce and Martha Karsh

(L-R) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

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The band with director Richard Lester (centre).
Bruce and Martha Karsh

The band with director Richard Lester (centre).

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The Beatles hiding from their fans in one scene, in which real Beatlemaniacs were used alongside paid extras.
Bruce and Martha Karsh

The Beatles hiding from their fans in one scene, in which real Beatlemaniacs were used alongside paid extras.

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The first six days of filming were spent on a train travelling from London to the West Country and back.
Bruce and Martha Karsh

The first six days of filming were spent on a train travelling from London to the West Country and back.

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Ticket for Royal World Premiere of A Hard Day's Night, London Pavilion.
Bruce and Martha Karsh

Ticket for Royal World Premiere of A Hard Day's Night, London Pavilion.

All images taken from The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night: A Private Archive, text by Mark Lewisohn, edited by Martha Karsh, with a foreword by Richard Lester and published by Phaidon.
Bruce and Martha Karsh

All images taken from The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night: A Private Archive, text by Mark Lewisohn, edited by Martha Karsh, with a foreword by Richard Lester and published by Phaidon.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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