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TWA Flight 703 Autographs and Photographs
14 December 2015
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Ted Schaar wrote several articles concerning Beatles memorabilia given out when they were on TWA Flight 703 in August 13, 1965.



I found these sites while gathering information on a TWA promotional package I had purchased from a woman who was a teen in 1965 whose father was an executive for TWA in Kansas City , Missouri.  He knew Bill Liss who promoted TWA and escorted the Beatles on this flight from the UK to the USA.

Among the TWA photographs and 1966 (the following year) teletype printouts that the AP sent out on their 1966 tour, were a TWA letter with the four Beatles signatures, a Parlophone 45 record and green sleeve and a black and white photograph (TWA in the background) with sharpie autographs (three were black and Ringo's was in red).

I believe the Parlophone jacket is the work of Neil Aspinall.  The stewardess on the Flight 703 received one with the first names, as well, but in different positions.  A number of Black and White photographs were handed out and some were signed with full signatures.  The letter head, envelope and Beatles signatures were unique and Bill Liss, who is still living as of 2015, said he personally had the Beatles sign this sheet, which was mailed several days after the flight had landed in New York.

I am attaching these for you inspection and comments.  I have owned these for thirty years or more.

My thoughts:

The TWA letter, envelope and Beatles autographs on the Helmer stationary is authentic.

The Parlophone is a Neil Aspinall signed before the TWA Flight 703 to hand out on the aircraft. (?)

The Black and White photograph with the three black sharpie and faint Ringo in red is consistent with the TWA stewardess's copy and might be authentic.  Although several others were handed out in New Jersey by a member of the crew in his neighborhood.  I have so assume they were unsigned, but nobody seems to know for sure. (?)DSCN1630.jpgImage Enlarger

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