Tink wrote:In the photo of him standing with Aunt Mimi, he strikes me as having an uncanny resemblance to later Beatle-connected Peter Sellers (with Ringo in The Magic Christian). A case of DNA sharing?
You might recall this post from FFD:
There are several direct references to AHDN and Help! in the Magic Christian. There are even actors playing Lennon & Yoko.
It is also in the HDN railcar scene when Paul is asked if his grandfather can talk, Paul replies, "Of course he can talk, he's a human being isn't he?" And then Ringo says, "Well, if he's your grandfather who knows, hahaha."
In Sellers' personal train car, there is artwork hung on the walls of mouths and ears. Later in the film, Sellers buys an expensive painting, cuts the nose out and gives it to Ringo. Ringo then says to the art dealer, John Cleese, "Keep your eyes out for a good ear".
The Magic Christian was written by Terry Southern, who appears on the Sgt. Pepper cover. He also wrote Candy, which Ringo starred in. And he co-wrote Dr. Strangelove with Kubrick, which Peter Sellers starrs in as three different characters.