There are close-up portraits from the Las Vegas Sahara Hotel press conference, the Las Vegas Convention Centre gig and from a private party at the Beverly Hills mansion of Alan Livingston, then president of Capitol Records. Above, George Harrison.

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

John.  The rare colour transparencies, taken by Dr Robert Beck (1925 - 2002), are to be sold along with the copyright at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March. Dr Robert Beck/Omega Auctions/PA

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

The Beatles during their first tour of the United States. - Dr Robert Beck/Omega Auctions/PA

Culture pictures of the week: 11 January 2013

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

Paul.  The rare colour transparencies, taken by Dr Robert Beck (1925 - 2002), are to be sold along with the copyright at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March. Dr Robert Beck/Omega Auctions/PA

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

The rare colour transparencies, taken by Dr Robert Beck (1925 - 2002), are to be sold along with the copyright at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March. Dr Robert Beck/Omega Auctions/PA

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Paul & John in The rare colour transparencies, taken by Dr Robert Beck - are to be sold along with the copyright at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States in 1964

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

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The rare colour transparencies, taken by Dr Robert Beck (1925 - 2002), are to be sold along with the copyright

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

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After Beatlemania conquered America, colour photography was used more widely for their 1965 and 1966 appearances, and the famous 1965 Shea Stadium show was filmed in colour by the BBC.  Picture: Dr Robert Beck/Omega Auctions/PA

Rare photographs of The Beatles during their tour of the US in 1964

Rare colour transparencies taken by Dr Robert Beck of The Beatles during their first tour of the United States are to be sold at Omega Auctions in Stockport, in a special Beatles memorabilia auction in March.

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