Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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ICA - 10th September 1969

ICA Event Pack.

A pack of items as given out to the audience at a showing of Lennon and Ono' art films at the New Cinema Club, Institute of Contemporary Arts, 10th September, 1969. The film's included Ono's "Bottoms" and Lennon's "Self-portrait" which detailed the rise (and fall) of his penis. The pack includes the wooden spoon and baking tray (noise makers), each of which has been signed by John and Yoko; Lennon has signed the tray as 'Jack Lennon', which he did rarely; autographs on the printed label are a little obscured. The signatures on the spoon are in black marker, Yoko's autograph has faded slightly, but both are clear and legible. The pack also includes the 'Love and Peace' flyer, the Ono 'Danger Box' / Lennon 'Build Around it' perspex case, the Lennon 'fold it nine times' paper sheet (creased where folded), the New Cinema Club booklet, 'Love and Peace = Bagism' postcard, the John Lennon Diary, a small Lennon chapbook 'You are Here', two promo photographs, the 'rape' flyer, 8-page promo booklet, and a single sheet giving the programme schedule. 14 items in total, individually most are scarce, as a complete collection this package is very rare; indeed it is the first such set we have encountered. Lennon was a visual artist before he picked up his first guitar, penned his first song or entered into partnership with the artist Yoko Ono.

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