Barbara McQueen invades the East Coast

Barbara McQueen, widow of actor Steve McQueen, will invade the East Coast in March with an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” several book signings and attend the world premiere of new Steve McQueen documentary.

McQueen will appear as a guest on “The Last Show With David Letterman” on Tuesday, March 13, along with actor Jeff Goldblum and musical guest The Queen. The former model-turned-photographer will appear on the show to promote her 240-page book, “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile” and talk about why she has re-emerged in the public spotlight after 25 years.

On Thursday, March 15, McQueen, along with co-author Marshall Terrill, will sign copies of “The Last Mile” at the world famous Kiehl's Pharmacy, 109 Third Avenue (between 13 & 14th avenues). The pharmacy contains a world-class collection of cars and motorcycles. The two authors will sign books with one of Steve McQueen's bikes lurking in the background. The signing takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include cocktails and appetizers. For more information, call (212) 677-3171.

The two will then travel to an hour north to Newburgh, New York to sign books at the Newburgh Barnes and Nobles, 1245 Route 300. The 1 p.m. Signing, which takes place on Saturday, March 17, includes a presentation and question and answer session. For more information, call (845) 567-0782.

Later that evening, McQueen and Terrill will attend the world premiere of “An American Rebel: Steve McQueen,” a new 90-minute documentary. Directed and produced by Richard Martin, the documentary is based on Terrill's 1993 biography, “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.” The premiere starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Downing Movie Theater, 19 Front Street , Newburgh, New York. It includes a 6:45 p.m. wine & cheese reception, and a Q & A with Martin, Terrill and McQueen following the conclusion of the documentary. The film's soundtrack features music from Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, Anne Murray, The Rolling Stones and the Human Beinz. The last time a Hollywood premiere was held in Newburgh was with Tyrone Power and the West Point film, “The Long Grey Line” in the 1950s. Tickets for the premiere go on sale March 1 and seats are limited. For more information, call the Downing Film Center at (845) 561-3686.

An after premiere party will be held at 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at the East Side Bar & Grill, 624 Route 300, Walden, New York. McQueen and Terrill will be on hand to greet guests and sign books. For more information, call Sam Torres at (845) 629-0803.


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