Unseen images of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and other icons of the 1960s and 70s to go under the hammer in Barnard Castle (From The Advertiser Series)
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Unseen images of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and other icons of the 1960s and 70s to go under the hammer in Barnard Castle
HUNDREDS of images chronicling pop culture of the 1960s and 70s are to go under the hammer this week.
The original negatives, which feature some of the biggest names in music and cinema, are the work of the late photographer Philip Gotlop and are believed to have been unpublished.
Mr Gotlop was hired by The Beatles mananger Brian Epstein to photograph them at Abbey Road studios in July 1963.
He continued to photograph the rock and pop establishment for the rest of the decade and into the 1970s.
The collection includes many informal shots of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Rod Stewart, The Jacksons and Cliff Richard.
Celebrities and stars of the silver screen, such as Liberace, Julie Andrews and Shirley Maclaine were also captured by Mr Gotlop's camera.
One of the most iconic is of actress Shirley Eaton in make-up for her role in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
Mr Gotlop was based in Kensington, London, and his negatives and slides have passed through his family to the seller, who is from the North-East but wishes to remain anonymous.
The images have been split into 25 lots with estimates of between £50 and £500 placed on them.
The will be auctioned at Addisons, in Barnard Castle, on Saturday, September 7.
Senior auctioneer and valuer Richard Edwards said: “These shots are absolutely fascinating.
“As well as stage performances, they also capture those ‘off the record’ moments of the stars rehearsing, travelling or at leisure, which gives us an amazing insight into their everyday lives.
“For example, a group of six black and white negatives show The Beatles in the departure lounge for a Pan-Am flight ordering from the Maxim’s menu, smoking, drinking and signing autographs for the chef and flight staff.”
Mr Edwards added: “As far as we know, none of these images have ever been used commercially or have appeared in any publications.
“They will be of great interest to any music historians, fans, or those just wanting to own a bit of stardom.”
The images are featured in the sale catalogue, which can be viewed online at addisons-auctioneers.co.uk They can also be viewed in person on Thursday, September 5, from 10am–7pm; Friday, September 6, 10am–4.30pm and from 8.30am on the morning of the sale.
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