What type of shoes did Steve McQueen wear in Bullitt?
A fan writes that if you freeze frame the scene at the end of Bullitt ( where he shoots the guy at the airport and kicks his gun away) it's clear that the shoes are definitely not TOD's. "They are a classic Sanders Playboy Lo Chukka Suede Boot with crepe soles like those pictured, made by Sanders & Sanders, a family owned Northamptonshire shoe maker."
On a retailer's website, oipolloi.com, the shoe's description says, "as worn by Steve McQueen." Price listed is 135 pounds, or about 218 dollars.
And this is the previous answer that was posted here:
They are (possibly) TOD'S Driving Shoes.
"Tod's Driving Shoe. Introduced on shoes made for Fiat magnate Gianni Agnelli. Diego Della Valle's signature pedal grippers altered the footprints of die-hard drivers and became a symbol of casual chic" Made in Italy by J.P. Tod's. These retail for around 450 dollars. (Thanks to Michael Langner for the info)
Here are some details on the airliners used in Bullitt.
Special thanks to Louis Gonzalez for sending in the following:
If anyone's interested, here is some information on the MANY airliners which appear in the film's climax at San Francisco International Airport, as seen on the DVD release .
Pan Am 707-321B "Jet Clipper Ann McKim" - Steve and the bad guy run around underneath it shortly after having jumped off of another airplane at the terminal. The tail number "N414PA" can be clearly seen.
Pan Am 707-321B number "409" - a close-up of the "nose" of this airliner is seen in the same scene described above. "409" was the "Jet Clipper Eclipse" N409PA. PSA 727-14 number "103" - bad guy runs underneath it. The number "103" can be seen on the forward landing gear doors and corresponds to aircraft tail number N972PS.
The following MAY have appeared but cannot be confirmed because of the limitations of the fim grain (even on the DVD version), or because it was out of focus:Pan Am 707's "Jet Clipper Glory of the Skies" (taxies back to the gate w. bad guy aboard), number "402"? (Steve runs under it just as it's taking off). The "402" can be seen only in the "making of" featurette on the DVD. Also, a -200 series (stretched) PSA 727 appears but is unidentified.
Observation: the production company must have struck a deal with Pan Am because, if you look carefully in the background of one of the outdoor airport chase scenes, the sign with white "FLY" and red "TWA" is strategically covered up. The typeface of the neon "FLY" also confirms that the second half must have been indeed "TWA".The black & white clock at the terminal seems out of place. Perhaps it was put there just for the movie (easier to reset the time everytime a scene is shot & re-shot). I know that they were filmed after 11:00 pm in what seemed to be chilly weather.
When did Steve McQueen put his hand and foot prints in cement at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood?
March 21, 1967
(Coincidentally, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw's prints are the only two upside down)
When did Steve McQueen receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
June 12, 1986
(answer provided by Kathleen Craughwell)
What was Steve McQueen's favorite verse from the Bible?
Steve's favorite verse was John 3:16:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."
Where was the motorcycle chase in The Great Escape filmed?
The chase was filmed around the mediaeval town of Fussen to the S.W. of Munich, very near to the Austrian border
(answer provided by David Bull)
What was Steve McQueen's favorite kind of beer?
Old Milwakee Beer.
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