Pattie Boyd to appear at ‘Hard Day’s Night’ screening

America was blindsided.  Four lads from Liverpool calling themselves “The Beatles” appeared on American television, singing “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to an audience of over 73 million people. It was one of the most influential broadcasts in television history, and was so popular that, as George Harrison later remembered, crime almost stopped and “even the criminals had a rest for 10 minutes.”

America was blindsided.  Four lads from Liverpool calling themselves “The Beatles” appeared on American television, singing “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to an audience of over 73 million people. It was one of the most influential broadcasts in television history, and was so popular that, as George Harrison later remembered, crime almost stopped and “even the criminals had a rest for 10 minutes.”

This Sunday evening will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  CBS will air a live, interactive multimedia event entitled 50 Years: The Beatles on its website.  

This exclusive event will feature a live symposium composed of many of the personalities closest to the Beatles, including Pattie Boyd, photographer and model who was married to George Harrison and visited Catalina Island in 2011.

The year 1964 was one of the busiest and most creative in the history of the Beatles. In July of that year, they released “A Hard Day’s Night”, a movie that has been called one of the 100 best films ever made.  For Beatles fans, the film represented a rare insider’s look into the lives and personalities of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  

Pattie Boyd was, at the time, a popular model in London, who was hired to play a small role in the movie and met George Harrison, who immediately asked her out for a date.  

Although she at first impulsively rebuffed him, the two were soon engaged in a red-hot love affair and were married a short time later.  Her view into the personal lives of each of the Beatles during the ensuing years of their success is unrivaled.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London premiere of “A Hard Day’s Night”, the Catalina Island Museum will have a screening of the film in the Avalon Casino Theater.  Pattie Boyd has agreed to a live interview just after the film, in which she will discuss her memories of the Beatles, meeting her future husband on the set, and much, much more.  

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Pattie Boyd questions during the interview.  

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a rare screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” and an interview with Pattie Boyd.  The event will take place on Sunday, July 6 in Avalon’s Casino Theatre at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for museum members and $10 for general admission.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the museum, by phone at 310-510-2414 or by visiting the “A Hard Day’s Night” event page at www.CatalinaMuseum.org.

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