August 24th, 2005


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Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis originally created the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie in protest against government requirements for "identifiable Canadian content" in domestically produced television programming. The skits, as an SCTV program "The Great White North" featured two dim witted brothers who combined as many negative Canadian stereotypes as possible. Despite this, they became so popular that the skits were included in the U.S. version of the program, and Thomas and Moranis were made members of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture.
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1957 Sentimental Letter from Brian to be Shown Publicly

Historic Epstein letters go on show

Aug 24 2005
Daily Post

TWO, until now, unknown letters from Beatles manager Brian Epstein are going on display in Liverpool.

E. Rex Makin, lawyer, good friend and next-door neighbor of Brian and his parents on Queens Dr, LiverpoolThe letters come from the collection of Professor Rex Makin, the Epstein family solicitor during the height of Beatlemania.

Both will be seen at The Beatles Story, the Beatles museum at the Albert Dock. Professor Makin has donated the letters to the museum from his own private collection.

One dated 1964 is a formal request asking for a reference for NEMS from Mr. Makin.

The second is rather more interesting, a personal hand written letter from Epstein sent to Rex in 1957.

It is very personal and refers to Rex Makin's engagement .

Mike Byrne, director of the museum, is impressed by it. "It shows an insight into Brian's caring character," he says.

The letters went on permanent display yesterday.

"They are sure to be a big draw to the many Beatles fans expected in Liverpool for Beatles Week and the Mathew Street Festival," said Byrne.

Louise Collier, operations manager of The Beatles Story, said: "I was delighted that Professor Makin has offered The Beatles Story the opportunity to display these valuable items."

The Beatles Story is one of the city's top attractions, having won the Attraction of the Year five times.

It has 18 features, each depicting a different aspect of the Beatles' career.

The previous day's   Daily Post  article on the same subject, plus a small photo of Brian, can be found at Original Epstein letters given to Beatles Story.

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