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Charlie Is My Darling, Press Release

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Charlie Is My Darling, Press Release

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It was the success of Peter Whitehead's fi lm WHOLLY COMMUNION, a half documentary of the International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall, London, June 1966, that lead [sic] to the invitation by Andrew Oldham, the Manager of the Rolling Stones, one week before, to make a fi lm during the two day tour of Ireland- CHARLIE IS MY DARLING. The only conditions were- no tripods, no lights, one camera, two days, four concerts and no- one knowing WHAT would happen, when or why. The fi lm was as much a happening, as the unforeseen incidents that comprise any day in the life of the Rolling Stones.

Peter Whitehead, who is 29, studied Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University; but spent his time in the theatre, writing for the University newspaper and painting. After graduation at Cambridge he received a scholarship to study painting at the Slade School of Art in London. He has never painted a painting since his arrival at art school. The Film Department was too much of a temptation and by the end of the year he had made two experimental fi lms, the success of which earned him, immediately his fi rst fi lm; a half hour documentary in colour THE PERCEPTION OF LIFE. Nine months spent fi lming through a microscope to capture the last 500 years of Biological History in 25 minutes of fi lm, convinced him that science also was not his religion. …

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