A unique script for an unmade Beatles film has been consigned to Heritage Auctions, as part of the December 6 Entertainment and Memorabilia Auction in Dallas.
Known only as The Beatles' Script, the work sees John, Paul, George and Ringo all playing the same character, named Stanley. It is said to be a more serious diversion from the band's previous films, with all four members keen to establish artistic recognition following their decision to stop touring.
It is expected to sell for $15,000+.
The script was written by British actor Owen Holder, and it was later sent to producer Walter Shenson. It is the only copy known to exist, and will be accompanied in the sale by a complete set of autographs from all members of the band and manager Brian Epstein.
More unusual Beatles lots include stock transfer certificates from the Beatles' sale of Brian Epstein's company NEMS to Triumph Investment Ltd. Valued at $30,000+, the document frames a tragic time in the Beatles' careers following the death of Epstein.
With the manager controlling much of the band's finances and business, they were left to deal with an enormous empire and couldn't agree on future management. The company, of which they were part owners, was bought by Triumph for a mixture of cash and Triumph stock.
The lot contains six original certificates signed by the Fab Four, as well as Brian Epstein's mother, Queenie Epstein and his brother, Clive Epstein.
The stock certificates were signed on July 20, 1969, at a time when bonds between the band were fracturing, but they were nonetheless producing one of their finest works, Abbey Road.