Dalton Watson Fine Books is now taking orders for Barbara McQueen’s upcoming photo book, Steve McQueen - The Last Mile.
The 240-page book, priced at $95, is a special limited edition run of 2,000 and is signed by Barbara McQueen and her co-author, Marshall Terrill. The limited editions will include a slipcase and a 45-minute compact disc of the superstar going over script notes as he prepares to film Tom Horn.
The November 2006 release date for Steve McQueen -The Last Mile coincides with the 26th anniversary of the actor’s death and also a McQueen auction of memorabilia hosted by Bonham’s and Butterfields (www.bonhams.com) at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
The photo 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 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.
Terrill said the photo book is written in passage form, weaving Barbara McQueen’s personal history, her relationship with her famous husband and the stories behind the hundreds of candid pictures she took. It will also include a special foreword by Pat Johnson, McQueen’s close friend and karate instructor.
Once the limited editions are sold out, the publisher plans to sell a mass market version of the book in 2007.
To order a limited edition copy of Steve McQueen: The Last Mile, please use the order form in the Shop section on www.daltonwatson.com. Surface shipment is free but outside the UK and the USA, airmail is U.S. $25 extra.
Completing the order form will guarantee a copy to the buyer but the credit card will not be processed until shipment in late November 2007.
To reserve a limited edition copy of Steve McQueen - The Last Mile, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in reserving a copy.