Books on Steve McQueen:

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"Steve McQueen features action shots of McQueen with his motorcycle buddies, in his fast cars, with his leading ladies and fellow actors, including scenes from several of his early and best films. One hundred black and white, and color images will appear in this unique book design commemorating one of the most compelling actors of the twentieth century. Steve McQueen is a photographic close-up of a great movie star, and a touching memory of a personal friendship." *

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Steve McQueen William Claxton. 9"x12". 176 Pages. 100 Duotone and 20 four color plates. (ISBN:1-892041-37-5) $60.00.

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Bentley Publishers announces the publication and availability of ex-racer and acclaimed motor sports photographer and author Michael Keyser's "A French Kiss with Death: Steve McQueen and the Making of LeMans: The Man, The Race, The Cars, The Movie." This exciting new hardcover book from Bentley is part celebrity biography, part motor sports and part movie making.


Hardcover - 464 pages 1st edition (November 1999) Bentley Publishers; ISBN: 0837602343 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.55 x 10.85 x 8.40

(Thanks to Patrick Jongejan of the Netherlands for the information on this book)


Japanese and French books on Steve McQueen:

(Thanks to Vincent Daubigny of France for sending the following information)

There are many books on McQueen, and all are very good. Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel, by Marshall Terril, seems to be one of the best, although each book contains information unique to itself.

Here is one of my favorite passages from this book:

     Not one to socialize with the Hollywood crowd, Steve asked Pat Johnson and his wife, along with a then unknown Chuck Norris and his wife, to attend an event with him and Ali. "Everybody who was anybody in Hollywood was there," remembers Johnson. It was a black tie affair, but McQueen showed up in a plaid Benetton lumberjack shirt, blue jeans, boots, and a long beard.
     Not once during the event did McQueen get up. Instead, everybody in the room came over to greet him like he was royalty. Says Pat Johnson, "The cream of the crop from Hollywood came over to Steve to shake his hand. Clint Eastwood, John Lennon... all came over to the table. It was like they were paying homage to him. They were all in awe of him. He was not in awe of anybody."