Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney attend a wrap party for The Magic Christian

10.00pm, Sunday 4 May 1969 (44 years ago)

A party to celebrate the completion of principal photography for The Magic Christian was held on this evening.

Ringo Starr appeared in the film, co-starring alongside Peter Sellers. The party took place at the London nightclub Les Ambassadeurs.

Other guests included John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and actors Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Stanley Baker, George Peppard, Roger Moore and Christopher Lee.

The party was filmed by the producers of The Magic Christian. Footage from the occasion later appeared in a BBC documentary titled Will The Real Mr Sellers…, which was narrated by Spike Milligan and broadcast in December 1969.

Just 41 seconds of footage from the party was used in the documentary. Peter Sellers can be seen talking to Lennon, and in a brief interview McCartney denies his wife Linda is pregnant. Their daughter Mary was born four months later.

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