John Lennon 1971

September 1971

Title: "Imagine" Filming - Celebrities Enter Hotel Room With Yoko
Type: Home Movie
Filming Location: St. Regis Hotel, New York
Filming Date: September 2nd-6th 1971
Broadcast Date: December 1972
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 02:32 Minutes
Quality: A-
Source: "Imagine" (1972): 2:32
Other Sources:
Notes: Late on August 12 John and Yoko flew to New York, never to return to England. They took up residence in the St. Regis Hotel.
3 weeks later they began more filming for their TV special. Over the period of a week in early September they invited celebrities to their hotel suite and filmed them entering the room with Yoko.
One of the first was Fred Astaire who filmed his entrance on September 2.
Dick Cavett and George Harrison filmed theirs on September 6 with Jack Palance, Jonas Mekas and John himself filming their scenes during the week.
The entire sequence, including outtakes, was shown in the 1972 TV special with bits and pieces being used in various promo videos in more recent times.

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