We’ll Take Manhattan
explores the explosive love affair between photographer David Bailey and sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton. This drama brings to life the story of two young people falling in love, misbehaving, and inadvertently defining the style of the Sixties along the way. We’ll Take Manhattan
is a drama that is all about being alive and taking a chance, being young and kicking down the statues, and yet it is also a beautiful love story, It’s the story of that wild week, of Bailey and Jean's love affair, and of how two young people accidentally changed the world of fashion forever.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Behind the scenes, Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In 1962 budding young photographer David Bailey gets a fifteen guinea contract working for 'Vogue' magazine. For his first shoot,an Acrylan advert, he picks inexperienced teenage model Jean Shrimpton, who has left home to escape a bullying father and moves in with Bailey, despite his having a wife. When the magazine launches its Young Ideas feature, to capture a youth readership, Bailey and Jean are sent on a photo shoot to New York with the magazine's fashion editor Lady Clare Rendlesham. Lady Clare is incensed when Bailey defies her orders and shoots impressively unorthodox photos of his nervous muse, demanding his removal from the magazine. Vogue editor Ailsa Garland, however, recognises the innovative nature of Bailey's work and over-rules Lady Clare, giving rise to one of the most famous partnerships of the Swinging Sixties. ...We'll Take Manhattan ( We Will Take Manhattan )