Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

A Life in Pictures

Book - 2008
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Steve McQueen, the self confessed 'King of Cool' is as popular today as in the 50s and 60s when he became famous in films such as The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven, The Thomas Crown Affair and later The Towering Inferno. McQueen began his career in television and moved into film in the mid 1950s when he became a true cinema icon, and classic images of him are reproduced today. In many of his films his real-life passion for fast cars and motor racing was evident, and he was always keen to do his own stunts.

This beautiful collection shows the different sides of his professional and personal life with many images not seen before. It will be a delight to his multitude of fans.

Latest stunning addition to the Life in Pictures series Many classic and unseen images of this stylish 'anti-hero' Incisive account of the life of Steve McQueen
Publisher: London : Pavilion Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781862058149
Branch Call Number: 921 M173d
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Dherbier, Yann-Brice


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Nov 11, 2017

Born in Beech Grove, Indiana (1930) - Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor who earned for himself the moniker "The King of Cool". His "anti-hero" screen-persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s and made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.

Throughout his film-career he starred in such notable vehicles as - The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, and The Great Escape. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world. McQueen often came into heated conflict with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.

This glossy volume is a first-rate photo gallery that tells McQueen's life-story in pictures. The best images in this book are the ones of McQueen in his youth before he embarked on his Hollywood movie mission.

*Note* - In 1980 - At the age of 50 - Steve McQueen died from wide-spread cancer that was found throughout his body.

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