'Good Ol' Freda': Stories from the Beatles' secretary
05:00 AM, Aug 16, 2013
Though many women have come in contact with the Beatles, only one may know the band members as well as their wives and mothers:
Last night I watched a charming documentary called Good Ol’ Freda, which profiles Freda Kelly, the Fab Four’s former secretary. When Kelly started, she was a teen fan who’d sneak away to see the group at Liverpool’s tiny Cavern Club. And while other employees came and went as the guys became international superstars, Freda remained with them until their breakup.
Kelly is notable not only for her job but for her sweet and classy demeanor. This film marks the first time she has granted interviews, and she has never written a telll-all book or done anything to capitalize off the connection.
The movie contains tons of rare photos and showcases some of Kelly’s cool memorabilia (yes, she owns a lock of George Harrison’s hair). Made with the support of the surviving Beatles, it also includes several songs from the band.
A trailer was just released, and you can see it on Apple.com or below:
Kelly is so classy that she refuses to discuss whether she dated John, Paul, George and/or Ringo. A true fan, she does enjoy talking about the music and the experiences most of us would give anything to call our own.
Good Ol’ Freda will screen at a few film festivals (in Birmingham, Kansas City, Mo., and elsewhere) before opening nationwide Sept. 6. For a complete list of screenings, head to www.goodolfreda.com.