Journalist Larry Kane, author of the excellent book “Ticket to Ride” about his travels with the Beatles in America, told us he found the Fab Four at The Philadelphia Flower Show and sent us some pictures of the show this weekend. (See the slideshow at left.)
The flower show, the largest in the world which closed on Sunday, featured a British accent this year that included an exhibit by the American Ivy Society where you could “take a stroll with the Beatles on Abbey Road, and visit a landscaped English garden with ivy topiaries and ivy standards.” Included in the show, which you'll see in the slideshow, was a yellow submarine and a Beatles exhibit that featured a picture of Paul McCartney at the entrance.
Kane, who we had the pleasure of meeting last week in San Francisco, has a new Beatles book in the works that will be out later in the year.
AUTOGRAPHS DON'T SELL: Beatles autographs are generally hot commodities on the auction market, but a set of them that were on the block last week didn't sell, reported the Grantham Journal Saturday in the UK. The autographs, from 1963, were expected to go for £3,000 ($4,475) but didn't make their reserve price of £1,500 ($2,237), though an auctioneer said it's possible they could still sell privately.
BEHIND THE "KISSES": Studio Daily features a very interesting behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Kisses on the Bottom" live performance at the Capitol Tower in L.A. Feb. 9 by Matt Hurwitz.
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