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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Drawing Room: fireplace wall, 1965.






The other side of the drawing room, and a great, if out of focus, view of the fireplace circa 1965. I've reposted some of the other shots here in slightly better quality for perspective. You can see that the room in 2006 HERE was structurally more or less the same, although the decor had, of course, changed (though not that much, oddly. Note the fireplace, and then count the other similarities...) Joe's video, however, appears to show this area ripped to pieces, so how it is now is anyone's guess. Here, again, is how the room was described by the Beatles Book monthly in 1967 - "The next room was very large with three beautiful, soft sofas in it. In one corner was an extraordinary Chinese screen cutting, and next to it the brass statue with the gorilla’s mask on it, and a pipe stuck in its mouth, upside-down. On one side of the fireplace were three turntables. John is very fond of putting on L.P.’s of noises these days, and one played constantly while I was there, broken only by bursts of All You Need Is Love. On the shelves near the record player were arranged several of John’s gold discs, statuettes and certificates. In the centre of the fireplace was a huge colour television." A shot of said gorilla's mask also here. The decor of the room was quite different by the time of the December '68 film and photos. Still, the drawing room is surely now in contention for best documented room...although such a competition doesn't exist...thank God.

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