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I'm wondering... if the photo was a reprint made four years later or did the photographer actually forget until January of 1971 that there was a Beatle sitting and waiting on a roll of undeveloped film? — Joe L.
I took this photo outside Paul's house. My original print is from the actual date, but every time I made copies for friends - and I made many of that photo and others for pen-pals all over the world - the date printed on the photo is when the store printed it, not when it was taken. I still have most of my original prints plus negatives and/or slides. They are all in my book. The few I didn't have were scanned for me by friends I had made copies for.
Paul about to get in the mini to take him to the photo shoot at Hyde Park on 18th May
Yes. Ringo and Paul were wearing capes for that shoot.
A rough translation of my diary entry for that day (from my book in Portuguese, "Do Rio a Abbey Road"): "Went to Cav. Saw Paul leaving: navy blue cape (got stuck in the car door), black, white and red checked socks, red and white scarf. I took one photo of him. He was smoking, smiling. He came back with Ringo and John, who was wearing pink corduroy trousers, long flowered kaftan, red jacket, scarf and a badge "Camp Here". He smiled - beautiful! He said "Open in the name of the law" and "They all love you, Paul". He left later on, made a funny face and smiled. He didn't go to EMI, I think he went home. I stayed until 10:00pm and Paul didn't go out. His cousin was there. I went back home and heard some songs from the LP on Radio London. I love him." (Please don't copy this text elsewhere, thank you).