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Old May 24, 2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Here is a wonderful video tribute with George speaking about his friend, Peter Sellers. Peter was in so tight with George, I can't see anything about him without thinking of George, too.

George and John both appreciated Peter from his early Goon days. Later George debunked the myth that John had wanted George Martin because of his work with Peter Sellers, joking that it was actually all the Fabs who'd wanted George M for this reason! Peter was tied in with Ravi, and with Shymasundar, with Derek, and of course with Ringo, the Pythons, and others. Peter visted George a lot at Friar Park, watching movies and such... they even were part of an early property investment/development company together! Both sharing a love of Indian culture and spirituality. Peter also chanted Hare Krishna mantra!

So here's George, speaking a bit about his friend~ (Beatles part from about 2:43)

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Old May 24, 2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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Lovely video indeed! Thanks 4 sharing!!!
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Old May 24, 2008, 04:17 PM   #3
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i love this video!! i recorded it off TV in about 1998, i think the interview is from 95...

George looks so comfortable and relaxed and it really is a great find!! Glad to see its finally made it to youtube!!!
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You're so welcome~ glad you guys liked it!! This is my favorite era for George.
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After being treated to this video, Peter Sellers will always have that Harrison connection for me as well.
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This is a nice thread. Just wanna add some things

Just like George, Peter Sellers used to film a lot in his private life. When the BBC were making a documentary "The Peter Sellers Story", George dropped by the editing suite carrying a heap of Sellers memorabilia and reminiscing about the time he, Sellers and Ravi Shankar went to Disneyland together.
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George loved Disneyland! He used to go there also with the Derek/Eric bunch, and also went for one of Dhani's early birthdays.
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I'd like to hear more George in Disneyland stories.
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Sure, BB, I've even found a photo you may not have seen of George at Disneyland!




I collected a few of the quotes for you... George uses Disneyland like a ... sort of... benchmark of wonder.

Harrison pulled up at one of the guesthouses, which is where we would do our interview. A couple of months later in Los Angeles, he said to me, "I wasn't sure how to handle that situation when you came out to Henley. You must have noticed that I took you to the Lodge to do the interview. I don't normally do interviews at home, because it's such a distraction - this big, Gothic heap. I always try to make people welcome there, but you can't help but say, 'What's this?' 'Why is that there?' 'What's that say?' There's all these Latin inscriptions and little carvings. It would have been like going to Disneyland - give me three coupons, and I'll show you this bit."
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Mukunda: You've been to our multimedia Bhagavad-gita museum in Los Angeles. What kind of an effect did it have on you?
George: I thought it was great--better than Disneyland, really. I mean, it's as valuable as that or the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. The sculpted dioramas look great, and the music is nice. It gives people a real feel for what the kingdom of God must be like, and much more basic than that, it shows in a way that's easy for even a child to understand exactly how the body is different from the soul, and how the soul's the important thing.

http://www.krishna.org/Articles/2000/08/00066.html


And talking about Haight Ashbury George said, "I had this vision of all these nice little workshops full of happy people making little wares with smiling hearts, almost like a Walt Disney 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' movie, all on acid. That's what I thought. Instead it was like a Bowery with down and outs.."


George and his buddies always seemed so fond of Walt Disney and Disneyland. George and Derek both loved the cartoons as kids, went to see them at the movies, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Derek was so smiten as a boy with Disneyland that a neighbor once told him he could introduce him to Walt Disney himself. This neighbor had a local man dress up in round glasses and a hat..and a big overcoat tied with a string... and brought him to Derek as "Walt Disney in disguise." Derek asked him questions about his 'work' and this man explained how cartoons were drawn and produced and how the sound was sinc'd. This fake 'Walt' told Derek he'd give him an autograph for the cost of three candy wrappers, lol! Derek said he sort of believed the man was the real Walt, but sort of disbelieved as well!

George's other buddies loved Disneyland, too, like Ravi in an interview was asked what kinds of things excite him and he said Disneyland... so Ravi also must've been really impressed, too. And like Rob mentioned in the Peter Sellers thread, Ravi and Peter went with George to Disneyland, too...

Eric Idle does voices in Disneyland's Jungle Boat Cruise and in the Indiana Jones Adventure. Also he has a major bit now in the 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids' attraction. He plays Dr.Nigel Channing. It is a really good attraction! I was super excited to see Eric have such a prominent spot there!

And then I know George of course took Dhani there as a boy. I think it was an all around appreciation!
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I Loved the Gita display in LA!!! one of the highlights of LA for me for sure!!

Ive never seen that pic before, theres Eric Idle there of course! i wonder if those are just fans that snuck in or asked for the photo?
hmm what else about George and Disneyland?! i remember something about George and Three's company or the cast or something seeing here there? its a very vague memory but George said he wantched it anyway...im sure it was Three's company?! lol

And lol there is the Matterhorn at friar park, and of course disneyland has its matterhorn bobsleds and the gondola lol, just had to say it!

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Bump, just awesome reading stuff
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The video from post 1 is not there anymore but there is a very good one here where George talks about Peter Sellers like how got to know him better than before via Ravi Shankar.

Peter Sellers also talks here about his spiritual views and is seen playing a uke with a Beatles wig on.



There is also a short video of The Beatles talking with Peter Sellers mainly about drugs

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