|Freda Kelly then|
When Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, asked her to be the Beatles' fan club secretary, she was in 17-year-old heaven. Self-described as naive and immature, she had a talent for organization, a passion for answering all the mail addressed to the fan club, uncompromising loyalty to the Beatles, and a deftness in evading Epstein's periodic tantrums. She was scrupulously honest, eschewing the signature stamp and funneling pictures to be autographed to 'the boys' in their spare moments. She rescued hair from under the barber chair for those who wanted locks of hair. She even sent a pillow case home for George to sleep on at the request of one avid fan. She also believed in boundaries, and there were personal questions that would never be answered and secrets to kept.
|Freda Kelly now|
There was some great music from the era in the movie, though sadly not much Beatles music - presumably rights for Beatles music was beyond the budget of documentary filmmakers. This was a sweet film and lots of fun to see.