Friday, October 17, 2008

Icon of Cool

When I think of Icons of cool there's two names that come to mind, first would be Sean Connery and second, Steve McQueen. Icons are becoming few and fewer as time goes on.

Unforgettable Steve McQueen is the definitive picture book on the legendary icon who starred in such movies as The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno. He’s a legend not just because of the macho roles he played but because having been a juvenile delinquent, Marine, oilfield roughneck, lumberjack, producer, motorcycle racer, sports car driver, and Hollywood King of Cool. The sum of those things has created what is the Steve McQueen style. The book captures his life stories in photographs by Sid Avery, William Claxton, Raymond Depardon, Larry Kastendiek, and others, as well as vintage selections from various archives and featuring a foreword by Brad Pitt. Available now at Amazon, $37.80.

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