George Best's Boutique

George Best's Boutique

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Details

Location

Manchester

Year

1968

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage / Courtesy of UTV Archive

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

02min 36sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Browse through the oh-so-fashionable goods on offer at the George Best boutique. Silken scarves, corded belts, trendy jackets and what’s this? A football icon turned tailor! This charming film captures Best in the first flush of superstardom. Already renowned for his footballing exploits on the pitch, here we see George Best the fashionista. Crowds of eager fans jostle outside his boutique, faces pressed against the window, all desperate to catch a glimpse of their hero. These news rushes are courtesy of the UTV Archive. 

Notes

George Best ran a number of boutiques in Manchester. His business partner in the rag trade, none other than Manchester City footballer, Mike Summerbee.

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