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McCartney Joins Bid To Save London Studios

Monday, April 23rd 2012 11:30

The former Beatle backs campaign to save film studios where Help! was made

Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Twickenham Studios has run into financial difficulties just a short time before it celebrates its centenary.

On the Save Twickenham Film Studios website, Sir Paul McCartney wrote:

"I have many fond memories of working at Twickenham Studios, having worked on Beatles films there. It’s a fine example of a British film studio and it would be a great loss if it were to have nothing more to do with the British film industry."

In addition, Richard Lester, director of the Beatles’ movies and many others that utilized the Twickenham facilities, said, "In 1963, while looking for a studio to film the first Beatles film, we came upon Twickenham and soon realized that it provided the perfect facilities for our needs ... It would be a great shame if these qualities that [I've] enjoyed for nearly 50 unbroken years could not also benefit a new generation of filmmakers.”

Interior scenes for the Beatles’ films were shot on stages within the studios, and the Fab Four also used the rehearsal rooms there while prepping to record their final studio album, 1970′s ‘Let It Be.’

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