George Best at 21

George Best at 21

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Location

Year

1968

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

07min 16sec

Audio

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, ITV, UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

With bottles of bubbly at hand and adoring fans hovering nearby, this early interview presents an image of George Best as footballing superstar. He was, at the time, one of the highest-paid footballers in England - on wages of £160 per week - and valued at £200,000 by his club. One of the great showmen footballers, Best here describes the sport as part of the entertainment industry and ponders the day when players might earn filmstar wages.

Notes

Ever fashionable, Best also discusses the boutiques that he helped run in Manchester. His business partner, none other than Manchester City footballer, Mike Summerbee.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

These news rushes are courtesy of the UTV Archive.

Interviewer: Leslie Dawes

Interviewee: George Best

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