The Beatles At Shea Stadium

The Beatles at Shea Stadium is a fifty-minute-long documentary of The Beatles' August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium in New York City, the highlight of the group's 1965 tour. The documentary was produced by Ed Sullivan (under his Sullivan Productions, Inc. banner), NEMS Enterprises Ltd. (which owns the 1965 copyright), and the Beatles company Subafilms Ltd. The project, placed under the direction of manager of production operations M. Clay Adams, was filmed by a large crew led by cinematographer Andrew Laszlo, used fourteen cameras to capture the euphoria and mass hysteria that was Beatlemania in America in 1965. The documentary first aired on the BBC on May 1, 1966. However other sources place first transmission on the BBC as being March 1, 1966. In West Germany, it aired on August 2, 1966. It aired in the United States on ABC on January 10, 1967.

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