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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 13, 1964 (Monday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret.s, Twickenham

Shooting in the morning of George's solo sequence in the film, in which he is taken to the marketing boss of a clothing company and mistaken for the model of their new range of what George describes as "grotty" shirts.

George also featured in the the afternoon "bathroom" filming, in which he shaved in front of a mirror while John played submarines in the bath, sang "Rule Britannia" and apparently disappeared down the plug-hole. Paul and Ringo did not attend filming this day - had they done so they would have re-met Roy Orbison, visiting Britain and keen to catch up with the group which had, theoretically, been a support act on his previous British concert tour.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 12, 1964 (Sunday)-

Marylebone Station, London

A return to Marylebone, without fans this time, for some shooting of the film's opening sequences.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 11, 1964 (Saturday)-

Today the Beatles had a day off.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 10, 1964 (Friday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Back to base for the "production office" sequence.

An LP, The Beatles 2nd album is released in the US.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 9, 1964 (Thursday)-

River Thames Towpath, Kew, Surrey

The shooting of Ringo's solo sequence resumed this day with his riverside scene, filmed on the Thames towpath and embankment south of the river and just west of Kew Bridge. The other Beatles were not involved.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 8, 1964 (Wednesday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham

Shooting resumed at Twickenham today did not require the Beatles, the movie's Strauss operetta scene being filmed.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 7, 1964 (Tuesday)-

Filming resumed today with the Beatles filming at Twickenham Film Studios

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 6, 1964 (Monday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Two days filming at Twickenham. This morning, the Beatles shot the "make-up room" sequence, in the afternoon and all day Tuesday the interior "police station" footage. (The exterior police-station sections were filmed on location on April 16.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 5, 1964 (Sunday)-

Marylebone Station, Great Central St. London

Working, unusually, on a Sunday, the film crew cme to Marylebone Station this afternoon (and again the following Sunday) to shoot the first sequences for A Hard Day's Night. This usually busy central London terminus was closed to the public on Sundays, so filming could only be done then. By the conclusion of their two Sunday's work, the Beatles had been filmed running across Melcombe Place and into the station, using its public telephones and a photo booth, leaping over a hoarding. Paul sitting in disquise on a concourse bench with his "grandfather" Wilfrid Brambell, and the group running down the length of platform one and jumping onto an already-moving train. (From here, the film cut to the footage shot between March 2nd and 9th). All this time, the group were being cased by more than one hundred screaming fans.

While at Marylebone, John, George and Ringo were also filmed in the station's adjacent street, Boston Place, running towards the camera and being chased by the same frenzied fans. This sequence was used at the very beginning of the film, under the titles.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : April 4, 1964 (Saturday)-

The Beatles took a rest today

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