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George Harrison: Living in the Material World Wins Two Emmys

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World took home two Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the chronicle of the late Beatle’s life won for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, while Scorsese won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming.

In the Nonfiction Special category, Material World beat HBO’s Bobby Fischer Against The World and Gloria: In Her Own Words, A&E’s Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies and Comedy Central’s 6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park.

In the Outstanding Directing category, Scorsese defeated Bertram van Munster for The Amazing Race,” Robert B. Weide for American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary,Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory and Craig Spriko for Project Runway: Finale (Part 2).

For more information, visit Harrison’s official website.

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George Harrison Giveaway Winner Revealed

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Congratulations to Rod Kennemer of Garden City, Kan., for winning our Gretsch/George Harrison giveaway.

Kennemer’s new G6128T-GH George Harrison SIGNATURE Duo Jet™ and “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” book are now in his possession!

Here is Rod with his new instrument:

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Olivia Harrison To Discuss New Book

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The author of the very book Gretsch is offering to the grand-prize winner of the George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Giveaway will be signing copies in New York City this Friday, as Olivia Harrison is set to appear at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2289 Broadway at 7 p.m.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a 400-page tome that culls together items from Harrison’s personal archive of photos, letters, diaries and memorabilia, giving an unprecedented and richly detailed look at the entire life of a great musician who touched the lives of millions.


The book is filled with reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

While at the NYC event, Olivia will sit down with musician Warren Zanes to discuss George and the book and sign copies.

The winner of Gretsch’s George Harrison Giveaway will also get their very own G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, while five second-prize winners will receive a copy of the book.

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Watch Trailer for George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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The Martin Scorsese-directed George Harrison: Living in the Material World premiered over Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. The two-part documentary will air on HBO October 5-6.

The film is accompanied by a book of the same name, penned by Harrison’s widow, Olivia.

“It’s been five years (referring to the time it took to make the film) and it really took a good two years before I could just open my hand a bit,” she said at a Telluride screening Q&A of sharing her late husband’s keepsakes in research for the film. “There were letters that George never imagined his mother saved or that would be read. They were so revealing and just so honest; that really was the beginning of this project.”

Enjoy a trailer for the film below.

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George Harrison Documentary And Book Announced

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HBO has acquired the North American broadcast rights to Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which will debut in two parts — on October 5 and October 6, 2011 — exclusively on HBO.

London — Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK announced that it will be releasing the film in the UK on 10th October 2011 in three editions – DVD, Blu-ray and DVD Double play (DVD/ BD combi pack), and a beautifully packaged DVD / Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, which includes an exclusive CD of previously unheard tracks from George Harrison, and a book of photography to accompany the film.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most pre-eminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist, and filmmaker. Scorsese weaves together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies, and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen (or heard) before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.

The film includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart. They speak honestly and frankly about George’s many talents and contradictions.

Additionally, in late September, Abrams Books will publish Olivia Harrison’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, a personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia from George’s life that reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. The book release is intended to coincide with the release of Scorsese’s film.

More details at georgeharrison.com


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