I'm such a hopeless fangirl that I've got other bios on him too. I've got "My Husband, My Friend" by his first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel; "McQueen: The Biography" by Christopher Sandford; and "Steve McQueen: Portrait of An American Rebel" by Marshall Terrill. (He also co-wrote the book that McQueen's widow, Barbara Minty, published last year. I don't have that one because it's way too expensive.)
I'm actually saving the Terrill book for a trip I'm making in June because it's a good thick one -- more than 400 pages.
My favorite book on him is the photograph book simply titled "Steve McQueen" by William Claxton. He knew McQueen for several years in the '60s, starting when he shot publicity stills for "Love With the Proper Stranger," I believe. He became a friend and had unparalleled access to McQueen and the photographs are really intimate. I suspect it was rare that anybody captured him when he wasn't "on," you know? It's a few years old now and I found a copy at a secondhand shop for less than $10.
Hey, it was the '60s. Free love.Marisa wrote:Oh, yeah! Totally agree with you. I know that, given the chance, I would have been one of those having a thing with him without a moment's hesitation.
I haven't seen that in years and I am looking forward to rewatching it now that I know the behind-the-scenes story about it. I wonder if you can tell how hacked off Brynner was?Marisa wrote: BTW, one of the ENCORE channels had The Magnificent Seven last night and I was laughing so hard noticing all the quirky things he does to steal the scenes from YB.
This evening I'm watching "The Sand Pebbles" -- FINALLY. It had been at the top of my Netflix queue for ages but they never could produce it. Lo and behold, I stumbled across a lone copy for rent at the video store. Woot!
It's totally my pleasure! It's great to find a fellow fan here, because I don't know anybody else who shares my interest. This board is fabulous because not only have I found all my fellow DC fans but also fans of Vincent Perez, Jean-Hugues Anglade and now Steve McQueen!Marisa wrote:Thanks for the interesting conversation, Loofah, it's been great to be able to talk to a knowledgeable, intelligent SM fan. I'll let you know when I get the book. Any particular part you recommend? -Sorry! I don't mean to keep you going here forever but I had to ask, hope you don't mind.