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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Kenwood: John's home movies.

Apparently, there is just over half an hour of John's 8mm home movies in the Lenono archive from 1967 alone - and around 16 minutes of these are specifically labelled "Weybridge". Andrew Solt's "John Lennon:Imagine" documentary from 1988 utilised a few seconds, to good effect, though one can't help but wonder what else there is.
A rough cut of the above (JL:I) circulates in fairly abysmal quality, but does include a bit more - to wit, above: Lennons Snr/Jnr enjoying interaction with livestock, presumably not on St George's Hill, and below: John engaged in more filming, very likely in the garden at Kenwood, plus furry friend:

Why not get a documentarian in to make something of all this, eh? Answers on a balloon...


  1. I'm sure I must have said this here before, but I have some photos of John arriving at Paul's house with a film camera and he filmed us fans. I wonder where that film is!

  2. I never heard it mentioned anywhere, but I'm sure it is on this site somewhere...that these films that John did, as well as Paul's, etc., must be along the lines of that short piece in Magical Mystery Tour where The Beatles are frolicking around in the garden (is this John or George's?) with the young children running around and the football, playing the cello, etc., pretty surreal stuff I'm sure...that piece itself would be very interesting to see in full.


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