VISITIG Hong Kong as small screens burn with Beatles footage to add to the Anthology hype-fest is Tony Barrow, press manager of the Fab Four through the Beatlemania peak from 1962-68. So far the Anthology has made no mention of his contribution to the Beatles' image except to make extensive use of a home movie he shot on tour in the US. Barrow received GBP26,500 (HK$315,000) at auction for the footage, which included coverage of a Yellow Submarine performance. 'I tried hard at the time to find out who bought it, but couldn't,' he said. 'I've been waiting for 10 years for it to surface.' Barrow's anecdotes include assassination threats in Japan from a student faction incensed the group was performing in a stadium reserved for martial arts and other sports events. 'We were virtually under hotel arrest,' he says. Unaware of the danger and fed up with the hotel, Paul donned a raincoat disguise and he and Barrow attempted to sneak out. Barrow was given free passage, but zealous guards stopped McCartney, saying: 'No, no, this one's a Beatle.'