I just discovered these links on Huffington Post.
http://www.life.com/image/50778275/in-gallery/23302/steve-mcqueen-king-of-cool (NOTE: Picture 5 is probably NOT safe for work)
In the spring of 1963, Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple months away from entering the Badass Hall of Fame with the release of The Great Escape. Intrigued by his dramatic backstory and his off-screen exploits – McQueen was a reformed delinquent who got his thrills racing cars and motorcycles – LIFE sent photographer John Dominis to California to hang out with the 33-year-old actor and see what he could get. Three weeks and more than 40 rolls of film later, Dominis had captured some astonishingly intimate and iconic images, photos impossible to imagine in today’s restricted-access celebrity world. Only a handful of those photos have ever been published… but now, in celebration of what would have been McQueen’s 80th birthday (March 24),
LIFE.com presents these never-before-seen gems from that legendary assignment, along with insights from Dominis about the time he spent with the man who would become known as the King of Cool.
Here are some
more never-seen photos. (Picture 7 is probably not safe for work either)
[sexist fluff]SA-WOON![/sexist fluff]
He kinda had that James Dean thing going for him. Only he struck me as a little brighter.
The picture 7 I’m seeing is of him on the phone in his living room. How is the photo “probably not safe for work”?
Hubba hubba. Sex appeal in the raw.
Truly, thank you for these links.
My Dad, who is also 80, looked a lot like McQueen when Dad was younger.
:smack: Gah, I meant 9, sorry.
His wife (Neile Adams) looks adorable.
I love how the magazine cover of he and his wife on the motorcycle calls them “The Steve McQueens”. I did a double take, thinking it was a typo, until it hit me what they meant.
Yummeh! Thanks for the links.
He always came across as a smart arse in his films (to me). Maybe that helped his appeal.
He was a prime example of men who aged well…he just seemed to get more “rugged” and still looked damned good pretty much until the day he died.
So true. In that sense, I see George Clooney as a modern-day Steve McQueen and I couldn’t help both of them make this middle age woman all hot and bothered.
I once read that his, ah, trouser trout was of legendary porn-ready proportions. I did see a frontal nudity shot somewhere on some naked-celebrity site, but wasn’t impressed… I remember my parents taking us kids to the drive-in eons ago to see The Great Escape, good times!