I am using the original blog post posted in June of 2016 in order to bring it forward with all of the comments below intact. But I want to make some additions, and do some speculation. The first post was very short.
From this point forward I refer to the original Paul McCartney as Paul, and his replacement as Faul. I do not know their real names, so that will have to do.
First, I want to go back to the original photo that started me on the McCartney twins hunt. I call it the “Boat Photo.”
The arrows point to two McCartney’s as I see them, Paul (left), and Faul (right). Keep in mind that they stepped in and out of each other’s shoes frequently, in the early days especially when they were not so easy to tell apart. If you have time and like Beatles’ music, take time to watch A Hard Day’s Night, which has more of Paul, and Help!, which has more of Faul. If you are alert and attune to trickery, you will see how camera work in Help! separates faces and hands playing instruments, so that we never see the face of the man playing left-handed base, just the left hand.
Below are the two brothers, side by side. It is easiest to tell the difference by the eyebrows, original Paul with his wraparounds, and Faul’s flatter.
But something else is going on here … I was just watching parts of HDN again, and I had a real problem deciding which Paul I was looking at. McCartney is not in many of the scenes, and we often see him with his grandfather and wearing a mustache.
The left eyebrow seems to say Faul, and the right is obscured by hair. I remember reading that when they shot the movie, Jane Asher was coaching Paul in acting and he was taking it too seriously. So his scenes were not very good. Could it be that they looked so different that they had to limit their camera time? Jane Asher, after all, was, no pun intended, a beard, not that either Paul or Faul were gay, but that she dated both in public, adding to the illusion that two were one.
There is stuff in HDN like the left shot here, where we don’t get a good look at all. I am thinking Faul, just going on left eyebrow. But I was surprised on viewing parts of it again how often his face is either obscured or quickly in motion.
Eyebrows are not the only ‘tell.’ Another is hair part. Paul parted his on his left, and Faul on the right. Further, Faul’s part was so wild that my wife called it a cowlick. It is apparent in his childhood and in most photos of him over the years unless he is wearing a wig, as he does these days.
The monkey business with Paul and Faul has been going on from the beginning, and the the people around the Beatles were challenged to hide it with disguises, lighting and camera angles. If I did not know to look for twins, I never would have seen that there were two of them. Even when I first looked at the boat photo above, I did not know what to make of it. I just scratched my head.
Above is a 2013 video of Dhanny Harrison singing For You Blue, and I think it was Richard Juckes who supplied it to us. His performance is interspersed with photos of him with Paul and Faul. At :41 we see the Paul:
He is wearing a wig of course, as in 2013 he would be 69 or 71, depending on which birthday you use. Note the eyebrows.He is easy to distinguish from the Faul in a 2013 photo:
The left eyebrow does not wrap. In the photo above from the Dhanny video, Paul is also cheekier, pudgier, jowlier. And notice how Faul is still feigning a left-handed bass, which he may indeed have learned to play over the years. It is one of the easier instruments to learn, I am told. (In the early days after they stopped live performances, they usually put Faul behind a piano, never showing his hands and face in the same shot.)
Above is a video supplied by Tyrone concerning their original manager, Brian Epstein (fake death, August 27, 1967, just short of his 33rd birthday). Here they pull a switch right before our eyes, using film of Paul at 1:27, and Faul at 1:49. Paul stops at 1:48 and Faul starts at 1:49, so they might have felt it necessary to use makeup or darkroom to supply the wraparound eyebrows and the left hair part. But that looks like Faul to me. Everything I have learned thus far says so. [By the way, if these two photos leave you in uncertainty, you are not alone. It is like they are messing with us … it looks like Paul with Faul’s eyebrows and visa versa. I put nothing past them nor do I assume I always get it right. This could be Faul on the left and a later-year Paul on the right, but it looks more like Faul with Paul’s eyebrows. The handlers are aware of their differences.]
Which reminds me of the photo collage that I used previously, from the book Face to Face by Joelle Steele:
Paul appears in 1959, 1964 and 1985. All but one of the others are Faul – 1995 on the lower left could be a blend of the two faces. Notice that in that photo he has the wraparounds, but it looks like Faul from the nose down. Compare the eyebrows in that photo with the one directly above, 1975. Tell me these are the same man.
I regard the Paul is Dead psyop as a work of genius, giving us a small inkling of the kind of power we are up against. Since it is readily apparent on close examination that we are dealing with two separate men, they used misdirection. I will show just one clue of hundreds littered through the album covers, this one my favorite. Take the drum from the Sgt. Pepper album cover and place a mirror halfway up so that the top half reflects on it. Here is what you get:
Good lord! Who would find that without knowing to look for it? “Lonely Hearts” becomes “I ONEIX HE DIE”. Keep in mind that the European convention with dates is to put the day first and the month second, so that I ONEIX would read as we write it … 911 HE DIE.
I stand and salute. I am in awe.
Below is the original post from 2016, which includes a face chop, and after that 84 comments from that time. New comments will begin with number 85.
I did this just to satisfy my curiosity. Shortly after the Mathis “Paul McCartney is Twins” paper came out, a reader approached him with the video below:
The man there claims to be John Halliday, caretaker of the childhood home of the McCartney family. Passersby take more than one look, as he looks an awful lot like Paul.
I am forced, however, to do screen grabs of this grainy film to make a facial comparison. Nonetheless I did my best, and am 94% sure that this man is Paul McCartney, the retired McCartney, living a quiet life in Liverpool while his brother is out setting the world on fire with music. Sort of.