About 2.5 years ago, I reviewed the book “Confessions of a Beatlemaniac!” A true story of a fan who broke all the rules to MEET THE BEATLES!“ by Dee Elias after meeting her at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans. And about a year later, I posted that Dee was having a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a short film based on her book.
For those of us that were lucky enough to get in on the ground floor by contributing to her highly successful campaign, and requested a copy of the DVD as our reward, we got the goods about 2 weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to pop this movie into my DVD player!
This 20 minute short starts with an animated title page that is just too cute. Hint: It’s a play on the book cover. Then the fun starts, as Dee and her friends reminisce about the fab time that had trying to meet the Beatles when they were just young innocent girls. Flash backs will take you back to 60’s with Dee and company sneaking and conniving their way to actually get up close and personal with the Fab Four. This movie is delightful…
But Dee’s adventures didn’t end in the 60’s. Dee and her movie crew have decided to enter this movie as a Short Film in several movie festivals this year. For the rest of her adoring fans, it’s scheduled to be released to the public in 2017!
For those that haven’t read her delightful true story of meeting the Beatles, you can purchase her book on her website or on Amazon. It’ll help pass the time while we all wait for the movie to be released to the public!
Good luck at the film festivals, Dee!
In celebration of all these sexy authors and their books, I’ve decided to have a contest. Leave a comment below to be entered. One entry per email/person. Contest ends on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. I will have Random.org select a winning entry. It’s really that simple!
Here’s what you’ll win. All books (except Dee Elias’) are signed by the author!
Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George and Ringo 1970-1980 by Robert Rodriguez
Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll by Robert Rodriguez
Confessions of a Beatlemaniac by Dee Elias
“We’re Going to See the Beatles!” by Garry Berman
The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt
Changin’ Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation by Al Sussman
‘Confessions of a Beatlemaniac’ by Dee Elias
- ‘Confessions of a Beatlemaniac’ by Dee Elias
I had the pleasure of meeting Dee Elias at the Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago and finding out about her book ‘Confessions of a Beatlemaniac: A true story of a fan who broke all the rules to meet the Beatles!‘ Without even reading a word, I got the impression that Dee’s story is going to become huge among other Beatles fans.
Though this book is currently listed on Amazon.com as being for ages 10 – 18, it’s definitely a multi-generational read. Taken from the pages of Dee’s diary when she was 14-16 years old, this book tells of the extent to which Dee, her friends and many other Beatlemaniacs would go to just to get close to the Beatles. This is the story of how she honed her technique by managing to meet other stars like Sonny & Cher and Simon & Garfunkel.
Why did she wait so long to tell her story? When I spoke with her at the fest, she said not only did she think no one would be interested, she also was still keeping her antics a secret from her parents 50 years later!
If you’re looking for a fun book directly from the heart of a true Beatle fan who was THERE, you’ll enjoy this quick (168 page) read. (And you absolutely won’t want to miss the story of Dee’s encounter with Billy J. Kramer!)
This book is available for Kindle at Amazon.com. Paperbacks are available exclusively through Dee’s website: www.ConfessionsOfABeatleManiac.com.
You can follow Dee on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Confessionsofabeatlemaniac
I rate this book: 4 out of 4 Beetles