New York Film Locations

We'll Take Manhattan (2012)

Last Updated: July 2023

In 1962 budding young photographer David Bailey (Aneurin Barnard) gets a fifteen guinea contract working for 'Vogue' magazine. For his first shoot, an Acrylan advert, he picks inexperienced teenage model Jean Shrimpton (Karen Gillan), 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 (Helen McCrory). 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.

The St. Regis Hotel, 2 East 55th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


6th Avenue (btw West 48th and 49th Street) Manhattan.


Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue and West 50th Street, Manhattan.


Empire Diner, 210 10th Avenue and West 22nd Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: David Bailey capturing Jean Shrimpton in an unique pose.

New York Public Library, 476 5th Avenue (btw East 40th and 42nd Streets) Manhattan.


Chambers Street and Centre Street, Manhattan.


Saks Department Store, 5th Avenue and East 50th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Another copy of a famous photo taken by Bailey in New York City.

Robert Moses Playground, East 41st Street and 1st Avenue, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Another copy of a black and white style of photo taken by Bailey in New York City.

East 41st Street and Tudor City Place, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Another copy of a black and white photo taken near Trump Tower.

5th Avenue (btw East 56th and 57th Streets) Manhattan.


Central Park South and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


Brooklyn Bridge, Lower East Side, Manhattan.


Gay Street and Waverly Place, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: A black and white photo taken near the United Nations.

Tudor City, Tudor City Place and East 42nd Street, Manhattan.



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