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CBS took the outside of the Ed Sullivan Theatre (home of Late Show with David Letterman) and converted it back to what it looked like 50 years ago this week when The Beatles made their U.S. television debut [x].

First photo taken by Dezo Hoffmann from one of my old scans and second courtesy of CBS’s instagram

Miami, February 14, 1964. The pool was surprisingly chilly, as you can see by Paul’s hand position. Ph: Dezo Hoffmann [x]

"A famous picture of a famous picture being taken. This shot was eventually used on the cover of Life magazine. They couldn’t believe that photographer was using flash in the middle of the day." -Dezo Hoffmann

Scan - "A famous picture of a famous picture being taken. This shot was eventually used on the cover of Life magazine. They couldn’t believe that [the] photographer was using flash in the middle of the day," as Dezo Hoffmann recalled.

Photo: Dezo Hoffmann

"It was a Thursday, and we were out doing stuff. My mom told us we weren’t going to school the next day. Then she told us what was going on and said we couldn’t tell anybody. You want to act cool, like you’re not fazed, but inside it’s pretty much, ‘Wow, the Beatles are in my house!’… They were just real playful. They were like kids." - Linda Pollak-Sullivan, who was 15 years old when LIFE arranged for The Beatles to visit her family’s house in Miami; quoted in LIFE Reunion Special, 1995