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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 19, 1965 (Friday)

Pick-up shots were filmed on a terrace and in the snow today. (It's been a long week)

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 18, 1965 (Thursday)

Today was another busy day, filming at an Olympic jump location, on the mountainside and in an apres-ski cellar.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 17, 1965 (Wednesday)

Today the Beatles filmed a sequence at the curling rink and then ended the day by filming by some bushes. It was on this day that the film's title was announced as "Eight Arms To Hold You" and so it would remain for almost another month.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 16, 1965 (Tuesday)

Today the ski-lift sequence was completed.

Meanwhile.....The #1 song in the US on March 16, 1965 is Eight Days a Week

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 15, 1965 (Monday)

Beatles and "doubles" filmed today on a ski-lift and on the slopes.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 14, 1965 (Sunday)

Shooting began today in front of the hotel, where they filmed a "tobaggan hire" sequence not used in the finished print. They then moved elsewhere in the locality and were filmed falling backwards together into snow. Beatles "doubles" wee also in action the first day, filmed riding on horse-drawn sleigh. (The doubles were Cliff Diggins, mick Dillion, Peter Cheevers and Joe Dunne, Londoners all.)

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 13, 1965 (Saturday)

Two days after returning from the Bahamas, the Beatles and their film crew once again departed England for foreign climes: this time to the snow-capped mountains of Austria. They flew out of London Airport on the 11:00 am flight for Salzburg, where they were greeted by some 4,000 fans and scores of Austiran journalists. After a press conference at a nearby hotel - filmed, typically, by newsreel and TV cameras, the Beatles were taken to the Hotel Edelweiss in Obertauern, where they were based until departure on the 22nd. All of the filming took place in Obertauern.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 12, 1965 (Friday)

The #1 song in the US on March 12, 1965

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 11, 1965 (Thursday)

The Beatles returned to London Airport today after filming on Paradise Island. Surely they rested.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 10, 1965 (Wednesday)

The Beatles left the Bahamas today and returned to England, arriving at London Airport - the next morning.