In 1964 The Beatles had conquered Liverpool and had set their eyes on London and the rest of the world. Before they made their transition to playing in America, the Fab Four were growing their popularity throughout the UK and Europe. The day before they played their first gig in London Paul McCartney visited the set of a Vincent Price film.
The 1964 film The Masque of the Red Death was a retelling of the Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name.
The picture was directed by Corman and starred 18-year-old actor Jane Asher.
At the time Asher was dating McCartney and asked Corman if she could bring him along to the set.
Corman was recently interviewed and recalled: “Jane and I used to have lunch together in the studio commissary. And on a Thursday, she said a friend of hers was traveling through, on his way to London the next day. Would it be all right if he came and watched a shooting during the morning, and we could all have lunch together? And I said: ‘Sure, fine.’”
Source: Callum Crumlish