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2002-Oct-07: New Beatles Photos Discovered

Five hundred previously unpublished photographs of the Beatles were recently discovered during a digitizing project in the archives of Scotland's Dundee University.  The photos of the Beatles relaxing between takes during the shooting of their film Help were taken by Hungarian-born photo-journalist Michael Peto.  Upon his death in 1970, 130,000 of his negatives were donated to Dundee University.  The shots of the Beatles relaxing between takes during the shooting of their film Help were found along with photographs of ballet stars Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, and of actors Richard Burton and
Elizabeth Taylor.  Dundee University's archivist, Pat Whatley, who discovered the Beatle photographs, described Michael Petro this way:
"He was a people's photographer and his photographs reflect the backstage nature of his work and are quite unique in this respect."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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