Monday, December 12, 2011

Raleigh Tourist/The Beatles and James Bond

From the 1973 catalogue.
A new addition, a 1976 Raleigh Tourist in excellent condition with an aftermarket period headlamp/speedo combo, Brooks saddle and rod and lever brakes.
An exploded view.
The Beatles riding Raleigh Tourists in their 1965 film Help, filmed on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Some photos from the lobby of the El Greco Hotel in Nassau. The hotel's owner, Nick, was the personal chef for the Beatles during their stay in Nassau early 1965.
George's birthday cake. The Beatles started filming Help on February 23rd, 1965 and wrapped a couple of weeks later on March 6th. George Harrison's birthday was on February 25th.
The Beatles with Nick.
Sean Connery also stayed at the El Greco while filming Never Say Never Again.