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Jane Asher
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meanmistermustard said
Jane Asher isnt in MMT. The blonde would have been an actress the Beatles hired thru that actors directory they used, i cant remember the part she played but it would be easy to find out and therefore her name. No doubt someone here will know.

I respect Jane a lot for not selling her story. It seems like every individual who breathed on a Beatle during the 60's has now sold their story, from step-mother in law to newpaper boy who once sold a copy of the Daily Mail to Paul, so to have someone who actually has a story to sell but maintains a degree of dignity is refreshing. Think of all the muck Jane could tell about Paul bedding blondes, brunettes, red-heads etc that would sell millions, then throw in the 60's, her working career, being very near the centre of the beatles during the time, the songs inspired by her, and its not too bad a content.

As for Heather Mills, hopefully with all the cash she has she wont feel the need to write her story but no doubt it will come out one day. How much folk would believe and even how much would even be true is another matter. There isnt a lot of warmth going her way from the British public & press for how she acted throughout the divorce, and i dont think there was much before - not that that would stop the media from having her splashed on the front pages and on every tv sofa in the country. Anyway she's currently trying to get into the GB Paralympic Skiing team so hopefully she hasnt got the time.

I believe the part was the Starlet, and she was played by Maggie Wright.

As to Ms. Mills, and her writing her version of events with Paul, I believe there is a UK High Court Injunction in place forbidding her from doing just that on risk of imprisonment. Even if she chose to do it abroad, she could still be imprisoned here for breach of the injunction. And since a breach would be a criminal offence, she is well and truly gagged.

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Jane has no financial need to tell her story as she is very well off and its not as if it worked out badly for either Paul or herself as they both found life-long partners and were very successful apart. Maybe she has a lot of happy memories of the 60's and thats where she wants them to stay. Also she was a very independent woman even when with Paul, something he wasnt that thrilled with at times, so probably doesnt want to be seen as cashing in on their relationship and using Pauls name as a way to gain some coverage.

Overall I doubt there is much benefit in it for Jane to write a tell all autobiography.

And according to wiki Jane called off her engagement to Paul after finding him in bed with Frances Schwartz, tho a bit of following the source shows that Frances denies it saying that Jane caught them together after the split. Frances is another who has written an autobiography (under the name Francie Schwartz) called Body Count published in 1972. The amazon description reads

Commemorative special edition of the notorious autobiography of Francie Schwartz, first published by Rolling Stone's Straight Arrow Books in 1972. Most controversial for Chapter 8, entitled, "Don't Cry, I'm a ….", which details her spring and summer with Paul McCartney and the Beatles, as Paul's livein girlfriend, backup singer on the White Album, and assistant Apple publicist under and around the late Derek Taylor. Also noted for its lack of explicit sexual detail, this book tells what living the 60's media myth was really like.
From L.A.'s rock publicity circuit to New York's East side bar scene an d ad agency maelstrom, to London in '68 and back! A survivor's story.

And amazon editorial Review

"It's been out of print (and a rarely seen collectible) for so long – and its intimate tale of an affair with a Beatle so much discussed by so many who've never read it – that this book has become the stuff of legend. Now that the author has it back in print in a self-published reprint edition,
McCartney/Beatle fans can find out for themselves what all the fuss was about… she provides an unvarnished, somewhat negative and yet strangely human and appealing portrait of a McCartney that the public has never been allowed to see anywhere else. 'He wanted to be one of the boys, but he wanted to be the one-manband as well,' she writes. And there, with a flair, you have the Beatles circa '68 summed up rather nicely." -- Beatlefan Magazine #117, March-April, 1999, Malcolm Tucker

(I do find it humourous that the review is written by someone called Malcolm Tucker.)

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^good points! As you said, it worked out well…she's been married to Scharf (spelling) for ages and Paul and Linda would still be going strong had she not tragically passed away in 1998.

 

Like I said, I'd only want to hear what she has to say from the perspective of her vantage point as Paul's companion in the middle of the maelstrom. I've got no interest in anything scandalous.

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Well, Malcolm Tucker had to do something before becoming a spin doctor!

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DrBeatle said
Scharf (spelling)

Gerald Scarfe, British satirical cartoonist.

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mja6758 said

DrBeatle said
Scharf (spelling)

Gerald Scarfe, British satirical cartoonist.

The one who works for The Times and published that Jewish cartoon last week that caused outrage leading to an apology by Rupert Murdoch, himself and others?  Takes a lot to get an apology from Murdoch. Small world to take us from Jane being with Paul in the 60's to a cartoon that causes outrage in 2013 amid claims of anti-Semitism.

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meanmistermustard said

mja6758 said

DrBeatle said
Scharf (spelling)

Gerald Scarfe, British satirical cartoonist.

The one who works for The Times and published that Jewish cartoon last week that caused outrage leading to an apology by Rupert Murdoch, himself and others?  Takes a lot to get an apology from Murdoch. Small world to take us from Jane being with Paul in the 60's to a cartoon that causes outrage in 2013 amid claims of anti-Semitism.

Yes, that Gerald Scarfe, and an even smaller world when you consider the accusations of anti-Semitism leveled at Paul after "Hey Jude" was whitewashed on the window of the empty Apple store!

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^whoa, didn't know that about him. Here in the US he's only really known for doing the art for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album and movie.

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DrBeatle said
^whoa, didn't know that about him. Here in the US he's only really known for doing the art for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album and movie.

And the art behind Disney's "Hercules."

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I should say I do not believe Scarfe to be anti-Semitic, just bad timing that a hard-hitting cartoon (which I wouldn't dare to put up here for fear of reaction) was published on Holocaust Day.

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parlance said

DrBeatle said
^whoa, didn't know that about him. Here in the US he's only really known for doing the art for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album and movie.

And the art behind Disney's "Hercules."

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 Ah did not know that.

 

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mja6758 said
I should say I do not believe Scarfe to be anti-Semitic, just bad timing that a hard-hitting cartoon (which I wouldn't dare to put up here for fear of reaction) was published on Holocaust Day.

I dont either. A few cartoons of Scarfe's, he's a very good artist (im also not posting that cartoon).

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Here are another couple, maybe more pertinent to site.

And this was a papier-mâché sculpture.

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Wow I never knew he did those pictures. Awesome!

 

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I know Jane is well off, but as you said everyone and their mom from The Beatles circle has written a book. Even well off people write tell all stories sometimes, so its great that she hasn't and possibly she is keeping those happy moments instead of the negative one.

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Plenty of people write memoirs without needing the money. I wish she'd write a book but she seems like a fairly private person. She'd undoubtedly have many tales to tell that nobody's ever heard before, so I hope she one day decides to record them.

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If you think about it, Jane Asher's memoir of that time would ultimately have to be a book about her being naive and humiliated by one of the most famous men in the world. Paul's womanizing while he was Jane is so well documented that all she'd be able to say was she waited for Paul (faithfully) in England while he screwed as many women as he could whilst touring the world. Because that's what happened.

His getting caught with Francie (regardless of who actually found him) was merely the final and undeniable last straw.

He tried to get away with that with Linda (early on in their marriage) and she nearly castrated him. That's why Linda traveled with Paul on every tour.

 

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robert said
If you think about it, Jane Asher's memoir of that time would ultimately have to be a book about her being naive and humiliated by one of the most famous men in the world. Paul's womanizing while he was Jane is so well documented that all she'd be able to say was she waited for Paul (faithfully) in England while he screwed as many women as he could whilst touring the world. Because that's what happened.

His getting caught with Francie (regardless of who actually found him) was merely the final and undeniable last straw.

He tried to get away with that with Linda (early on in their marriage) and she nearly castrated him. That's why Linda traveled with Paul on every tour.

 

What are your sources on this information? Especially the part about Linda touring with him for that reason, because I don't think that's true.  I'm not saying that Paul wasn't promiscuous, because I'm very convinced he was (my dad was a musician so I know how that scene goes – I apparently have 2 half-siblings that I will never know).  But you also can't trust everything you read.  People do fabricate and exaggerate just to get their story out there and make it more interesting.  

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Also I totally admit that I would have put up with a lot from Paul, honestly.  I'm not trying to set women back here or anything…  but I would have gladly been a door matt.  "Sure you can cheat on me tons, I still get to be with you sometimes!".  How pathetic, hey?  ahdn_paul_01

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Kind of like that Beats International song Dub Be Good To Me - i dont care what youre reputation is or what you do when we're not together just be good to me when we are. A lot of people men and women do stick around in the belief that the parter will change so i can see why Jane did. And was it widely known back in the 1960's, it wasnt reported in the press so maybe it was gossip and whispers.

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