In the summer of '64, hearts and souls across America were captivated by the music, charm and wit of The Beatles, whose songs assaulted the US charts as a backlog of records took over the top positions. Beatlemania had touched down in the American heartlands, and it seemed that everyone wanted to touch, or be touched, by this new phenomenon.
Although Brian Epstein wanted no photographers to accompany The Beatles on the tour, Derek Taylor (Press Officer and friend to The Beatles) persuaded Epstein to allow Curt Gunther to join the touring party.
Genesis Publications is honoured to present this rare signed limited edition book of Gunther's superb photographs – taken from the position of the privileged insider, they intimately show The Beatles onstage, backstage, meeting fans and press, relaxing and travelling.
Mania Days is an essential complete photo-documentary record of life on the road with The Beatles – a unique opportunity to board their chartered Lockheed Electra jet and join them on their historic travels across America.
Strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies, individually signed by Stephen Gunther, custodian of The Gunther Archive, this large format volume of over 350 images also includes several stunning double-page spreads of colour montages and additional wrap-around sections on a variety of specialist Italian art papers.
Signed by: Stephen Gunther, custodian of the Gunther archives
Contributors: Stephen Gunter, Derek Taylor
Paper: Master-printed on acid-free 200gsm matt art paper
Binding: Full leather with gilt tooling and gilded page edging
Box: Housed in a lithographed slipcase
Extras: a signed lithograph print of either John, Paul, George or Ringo
Dimension: 250mm x 315mm
Pages: 144 pages