Never-Before-Seen Candid Photos From John Lennon’s 1966 Film Up For Auction
John Looking Happy And Relaxed!
Still remember How I Won The War? It’s a black comedy by Richard Lester starring John Lennon as Musketeer Gripweed. Filmed in the fall of 1966 in Almeria, Spain; it was during this break from The Beatles that John wrote the iconic song Strawberry Fields Forever. Though the film wasn’t critically well-received and John only had a minor role, this was when he started wearing the circular glasses which eventually became his trademark.
Fifty years later, a set of previously unseen candid photos in 35mm negatives is set up for an auction at £30,000 complete with copyright. John was still 26 years old back then and with the 200 black and white pictures, you can see him having fun and playing around during breaks dressed in army fatigues.
This is the second John Lennon memorabilia to be sold this year — the first one being a lock of his hair purchased at $35k by the winning bidder. The four-inch lock was trimmed prior to filming this movie which the hairdresser Klaus Baruck kept. Pretty clever!