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Original Beatles Concert Footage on eBay
23 November 2010
6.55pm
thesocket
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Just wanted to let you guys know I just posted my Grandmother's collection on eBay.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....:MESELX:IT

 

Original 8mm Beatles Footage from the September 18, 1964 concert in Dallas, Texas.  Also includes 12 still photos and original ticket stubs.

23 November 2010
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Is there audio?

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23 November 2010
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No audio.  Just regular 8mm film was used.  Almost 2 full reels of it.  I'd been trying to source original audio from the same concert in hopes of syncing them up, but (being as rare as it is) haven't had any luck.

24 November 2010
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Wow that's awesome, but definitely out of my price range. Good luck. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

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24 November 2010
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Yes, good luck with it. If you're interested, there's some more information about the show here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....um-dallas/

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24 November 2010
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Interesting - I have original color 8 mm from Forest Hills 1964. It's still on the reel - about 3 minutes - wonder what that's worth.

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24 November 2010
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If you haven't already, make a digital copy as soon as you can and backup backup backup.

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24 November 2010
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Joe said:

Yes, good luck with it. If you're interested, there's some more information about the show here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....um-dallas/


That's where I got information on other performers and the setlist.  My grandmother doesn't remember all of the details and my mother was probably screaming her head off too much to remember!  This site is a great resource!
24 November 2010
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Joe said:

If you haven't already, make a digital copy as soon as you can and backup backup backup.


My system isn't fast enough to make a full digital copy, and we're not going to risk taking it somewhere to have it done.  The Betamax Master and VHS copy will have to do until it sells.  The more copies out there, the lower the value!
24 November 2010
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I'd consider getting a professional transfer. It'd be for your own use, and you wouldn't have to play the original tape to prospective buyers. It wouldn't devalue the original unless you published the transfer somewhere or sold/gave away copies. Whatever you do don't overplay the original, as 1960s tape can be quite fragile now.

As for the value, I'd consider approaching a reputable auction house if you're serious about selling it. They should be able to give you a realistic valuation.

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24 November 2010
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Joe said:

I'd consider getting a professional transfer. It'd be for your own use, and you wouldn't have to play the original tape to prospective buyers. It wouldn't devalue the original unless you published the transfer somewhere or sold/gave away copies. Whatever you do don't overplay the original, as 1960s tape can be quite fragile now.

As for the value, I'd consider approaching a reputable auction house if you're serious about selling it. They should be able to give you a realistic valuation.


It was professionally transferred to Betamax and VHS in 2000.  The 8mm reels haven't been used since then.  Those will not be shown at all.  The only thing left to show is the little clip I made and the VHS/Betamax duplicate. 

 

We've talked to numerous auction houses since 2000 for a value, but they all want us to send in the original 8mm film, which my Grandmother has refused, so we've dealt with the transferred copies only.

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