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Good Ol'Freda- A movie about the Beatles secretary
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19 October 2011
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October 11, 2011
‘Good Ol’ Freda’: Beatles secretary Freda Kelly to do documentary

October 11, 2011 - Just when you thought you’d heard all the stories possible about the Beatles, a new documentary is in the works that will knock the socks off Fab Four fans hoping for new revelations and intimate secrets. Good Ol' Freda is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their career as the greatest band of all time. She was Brian Epstein’s secretary and also President of the Official Beatles Fan Club. Under her management, the fan club went from 100 fans to over 70,000 by the time the band broke up. Freda is sharing her memories publically for the first time.
http://www.examiner.com/john-l.....ts_article

Note by Ahhh Girl 21 July 2014: several threads merged into this one. Posts 1 and 2 were a thread. Posts 3-6 were a thread. Posts 60-65 were a thread.

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19 October 2011
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"In the works" might be a bit premature. They're trying to raise money to fund this. More info here: 

The poster that you get for donating $4,500 looks tempting, but I don't have any money to spare.

Personally I'd rather she just wrote a book. Books have more longevity than films IMO. But I generally prefer books to films anyway.

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24 April 2013
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For those who didn't catch "Good Ol' Freda" at South By Southwest (including me), I just learned that Magnolia Pictures has picked it up for a release later this year.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/m.....00318.html

I'm looking forward to this.

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24 April 2013
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Yeah I posted this in the news thread. I'm very excited.

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24 April 2013
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parlance said
Yeah I posted this in the news thread. I'm very excited.

And here I thought I was putting it in the right place.  Hmm, is it a movie, or is it news?  I haven't quite learned the forum "ways" yet.

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It is a movie but Joe set up that thread to curb the threads opened for one-off news bits. Check it out - it's under Yesterday and Today.

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20 August 2013
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Good OL'Freda 

 

LOOKS REAL GOOD!!!!!!

 

 

20 August 2013
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I can't wait for this! You reminded me to buy a ticket to a screening.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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20 August 2013
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Oh my!  That looks GREAT! :)

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20 August 2013
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That looks really good and Freda comes across as a lovely and warm person!

I hope this'll available somewhere any time soon.

20 August 2013
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Imagine the stories she has.  Especially the ones she keeps to herself.

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20 August 2013
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The secretary of the Beatles, eh?  Would Paul saunter into the outer office where the secretary sat, throw his hat to land perfectly onto the hat-tree, and sit on the corner of her desk to trade slyly charming double-entendres before he would go in to see "M"...?

Oh wait, that was James Bond and Miss Moneypenny... Never mind...blue-meanie

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Certainly looks good, far better than most documentaries where people with far less of a connection tell their story. Also cool that Apple sanctioned the inclusion of 5 Beatles songs, often its some lousy sound-a-like who actually doesn't.

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Looks really good.... when is it it'll be out? I can't wait!

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For anyone in the LA area, I just got an email that this screening at the Don't Knock the Rock festival is now going to be free. So if you purchase a ticket, you'll get a refund.

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Not sure if this has been posted before but just came across this:

http://www.foxnews.com/enterta.....r-silence/

 

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Thanks, Dr. Beatle.  Good read.

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

29 August 2013
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Thanks for posting that. I can't wait for Saturday!

parlance

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I can't wait for Saturday either!! Yay!

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

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Thanks for sharing that, Dr Beatle, it was a good read. I really want to see this film now!

In future, could you keep things like this to the 'Beatles News' thread, though. It seems a better, general thread to post it, rather than creating a brand new one.

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