The riveting story of The Beatles’ loyal, longtime secretary
Good Ol’ Freda
DVD ($29.98, Magnolia Home Entertainment)
Fans of the Fab Four will flip their Beatle wigs over this 2013 film-fest documentary hit about the shy Liverpool teenager who was hired to work for a local band with no idea that they’d go on to become legends—or that she’d remain their loyal, steadfast secretary until the end. For the first time in 50 years, Freda Kelly tells her story in director Ryan White’s riveting, revealing look at the unassuming young woman who rode out the hurricane of Beatlemania deep on the inside, the witness to a musical revolution whose job afforded her one of the most unique perspectives in all of rock and roll.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine