Just out from Crown books: a new bio of the great Steve McQueen by Marc Eliot.
OK, so in personal life the King of Cool was no role model.
Sex, drugs and violence were part of his repertoire even after he made it big, and not always in a glamorous Hollywood way.
And he was certainly no stranger to the dangers of cigarettes, guns and fast cars.
A new biography of the King of Cool by Marc Eliot
But the King of Cool never claimed to be an angel.
There were enough of those already.
With a plethora of original material, rare photos, and new interviews, Eliot reveals the man behind the myth in all his lights and shadows.
According to Eliot, McQueen was inordinately jealous of Paul Newman, for one thing, and he sometimes went a little too far (see below).
But we’ll focus instead on the high points, like adding his Hancock to the concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in 1967.
He may not have a similar station in heaven, but we still say God save McQueen….
Mug shot for speeding and drunk driving while on vacation with his family in Alaska prior to the release of The Sand Pebbles, 1966; courtesy of Crown
- Posted November 04, 2011
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- Courtesy Crown Books