Book Soup to host Barbara McQueen and Marshall Terrill in February
Barbara McQueen and Marshall Terrill are "going Hollywood" in February when they appear at a world famous book store on the Sunset Strip to promote Steve McQueen: The Last Mile.
The signing will take place 7 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2007 at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
"Book Soup is the coolest bookstore in the world," said Barbara McQueen. "I used to shop there all the time when I lived in Los Angeles. I'm absolutely thrilled they are hosting a signing for us."
The event, which is billed as "McQueen for a Day," will be more than just a book signing promises co-author Marshall Terrill.
"I've had assurances from several McQueen friends and associates that they will show up and say something in tribute to Steve," Terrill said. "The signing will be a gathering of friends, associates and Steve McQueen fans. I guarantee this will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Who knows, you might even bump into a celebrity or two."
Barbara McQueen and Terrill will read a few of their favorite passages from Steve McQueen: The Last Mile, talk about how they wrote the book and why McQueen hasn't spoken publicly about her famous husband in more than 25 years. They will also take questions from the audience at the end of their presentation.
The 240-page book contains approximately 150 pictures documenting Barbara McQueen's three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, which includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980 McQueen's years out of the spotlight. It also chronicles Barbara's early history and modeling career; her years with McQueen at Trancas Beach and Santa Paula as well as behind-the-scene photos on the sets of Tom Horn and The Hunter.
Book Soup will offer both the $95 special limited edition as well as a new $49.95 hardback version of the book.
The store will also have on hand the 2005 version of Terrill's Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel to sign.
The cost to attend the signing is free, but an RSVP is required to guarantee admittance. Contact Tyson Cornell at (310) 659-3684 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
For those who can't attend the event, Book Soup will broadcast the presentation on its website at www.booksoup.com.
Publisher Dalton Watson will also take orders from buyers around the world who want to purchase a special limited edition with an inscription from Barbara McQueen and Marshall Terrill. Orders must be in placed by February 1, 2007. For more information, go to www.daltonwatson.com.