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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

January 2017...Beatles movie work, a poster is designed, Ealing and Marilyn...

(25 – End of month) Leafy Berkshire – Unperturbed, Keith continued with his work researching / clearing archive footage and stills for the new Beatles film. “The WeTransfer site was certainly kept busy during these days,” he joked.

(25) London, England – An official, legal reply was sent to the legal representatives of a certain “well-known” British pop group. The letter made it abundantly clear, “You cannot stop us. We are doing nothing wrong and we are not infringing any of your copyrights.” We waited for a response… And until we receive one, the production on the movie would rumble on.

- Amazon Canada – With just one copy left in stock, Marilyn (paperback version) was spotted at #2 in the “Most Wished For in Monroe, Marilyn” section on the site.

- Legal matters on the film were discussed with producer, Alexa M this afternoon.
(24) London/ Berkshire – A flurry of emails / phone calls were sent / swopped, all of which concerned the imminent “cease and desist” notice from the lawyers of a “certain well known pop group.”

(23) Beatles movie poster – A “legal” letter was received by the producers of the It Was 50 Years Ago Today movie. It had been sent by lawyers acting on behalf of a certain, well-known “pop group.” They made it perfectly clear their “clients” were not happy with the film they were producing and demanded to know more about it. As a result, the movie poster and all literature about it had to remove from several sites, including this one until the matter had been resolved.

(18) London, England – Early promotions for the new Beatles documentary continued when the London-based film promoting company, Primal Screen distributed the newly created, excellent poster for the movie…. It was noticed by representatives of a certain, well-known “pop group” who immediately decided to take action against it.

(16 onwards thru month) Leafy Berkshire – Keith carried out continuous archive research and clearance work on the Beatles movie documentary.

(13) Ealing Film Studios – A return visit to the studios, famed for classics such as The Ladykillers and The Lavender Hill Mob. “Wow!”

(10) US – Goodreads – Many thanks to reader “Michael” for his five-star rating of Marilyn on the site. (For the record, during the period between July 22 2016 and January 14 2017 a total of 13 out of 16 readers on the site each gave Marilyn a five-star review. “Thank you all!”)

(9 – 12) Leafy Berkshire – Four days of non-stop archive research on the new Beatles doc.

(5 – 6) Leafy Berkshire – Time for another Rockin’ episode in Record Collector magazine. This month, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames’ January 1975 appearance on the long forgotten, Tyne-Tees music series, The Geordie Scene.

(3) Ealing Studios – The New Year continues with another trip out to Ealing Film Studios to see director, Alan G and editor, Ian who were there, hard at work constructing the new Beatles movie. “It was a freezing cold day,” Keith said, “so much so; I even had to put on my beloved, woolly Arsenal hat.”

(2) Leafy Berkshire – Welcome back. Here’s to a great 2017… It was a day of email catch-ups, Liverpool train and hotel bookings and further work on the new Beatles movie. A return to the world famous Ealing Film Studios in London is on the cards for tomorrow (Tuesday).

- Canada. Still hanging in there. The paperback edition of Marilyn was seen in the #23 position in the “Best Sellers in Monroe, Marilyn” listing on Amazon Canada. This meant Keith’s book on the late, great actress (in any format) has been in the Top 40 charts on the lady consistently since its release in Canada in August 2012.