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A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

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'Good Ol' Freda' tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As the Beatles' fame multiplies, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history but never exploits her insider access. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda finally tells her tales for the first time in 50 years. Written by Anonymous

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Good Ol' Freda: Behind a Great Band, There was a Great Woman  »

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$6,798 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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$136,742 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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All You Need is Freda
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a story about a secretary and her impact on a band that impacted society and changed the fabric of our world. Freda Kelly was taken into the hearts of the Beatle's family - she was a sister, confessor, wet nurse, and the rainbow bridge to the fans. Undoubtedly, this is the best documentary ever done on the Beatles due to the organic honesty and unvarnished recollections of a woman who avoided cashing in.

I was a puddle of tears at the end. The movie impacted me on so many levels. My mother was a secretary, and with each personal victory that Freda achieved (she was 'sacked' by John Lennon, and within minutes he was on his knees begging her to come back) I was reminded of my own life, and my own mother's struggles during this same time. God bless Freda Kelly, she weathered her own personal tragedies and lived to tell this gripping tale.


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