Noble County Gold Book Review
STEVE MCQUEEN: THE LAST MILE
Posted on January 3,
In 2006 Barbara McQueen
co-authored the book, ‘Steve McQueen, The Last Mile’. This book chronicles
their three year relationship, leading up to Steve’s passing in 1980. It gives
the public entrance into their personal affairs away from the big screen.
During the last few years of Steve’s life he grew tired of
the movie industry. In place of the sliver screen, he and Barbara toured the
United State country side in a vintage Ford pick-up and relaxed on his ranch in
Santa Paula. Steve grew a beard and no matter what they did, he was sure to
have cooler with a six pack of Old Milwaukee or Coors by his side. They became
ordinary people doing ordinary things.
Barbara writes: ‘He started out every morning in the same
manner: he work up around 8.30 or 9.00AM, had a cup of coffee and chased it
down with a can of Old Milwaukee beer. And if there was any chocolate cake left
over from the night before, he’d have a healthy slice of that as well.’ That’s
a true breakfast of champions!