Steve McQueen (and his houses) in 1963 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • March 25, 2010 Yowza yowza, Hunka hunka. Life Magazine just published 20 previously unpublished photos of Steve McQueen from 1963. Major heart-thumpin’ eye candy. Oh, the interiors are nice, too. See the 1963 slide show here. Related stories Marimekko Unikko by Maija Isola, 1964 Renovating 1970s houses: The next big thing Ad Comments 22 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Jeanne says March 25, 2010 at 9:16 am I was looking at those pictures yesterday. I guess he would have been 80 years old yesterday. 🙁 Oh-what- a-beautiful-man! He was the epitome of cool. And his house is nice, too. Reply gavin hastings says March 25, 2010 at 9:48 am I always wondered “Is this guy for real?” and suspect he wasn’t. This chapter makes me sad and I find the photos as staged as his persona Steve died at FIFTY ridldled with cancer. Pam, I know this is not where you were going with this …but… Reply Lawrence Bill says March 25, 2010 at 10:05 am Pam, thanks for posting this. Reply Joe says March 25, 2010 at 10:27 am Wow Gavin, jealous much. If I didn’t know any better judging by your little Avatar pic I’d say you and McQueen have similar dashing good looks.If there’s one thing to remember about Steve McQueen, it was that he really was that cool. He was the George Clooney of his day. He raced cars like it was his full time job, he was that serious about it. Reply gavin hastings says March 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm I apologize. Reply gavin hastings says March 25, 2010 at 10:27 am On a lighter note- Please continue on the LIFE link to “Stars at Home”……you just have to see Jayne Mansfield’s shag rug covered bathroom…..It could be your poster child for “Save the Pink Bathroom”. Maybe. Reply pam kueber says March 25, 2010 at 11:05 am yes, gavin, i have seen that photo before. i have never featured it because it is copyrighted by time/life. (that is why you only see a screen shot of the steve mcqueen page on my site – not any of the photos in their entirety.) Reply Frank says March 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm Great pictures. His “Palm Springs bungalow” was an Alexander track home in Raquet Club Road Estates in north Palm Springs. I love the indoor pictures in the original kitchen. Raquent Club Road Estates is a really cool neighborhood. Here is the neighborhood website: http://www.racquetclubestates.com/ McQueen’s Southridge PS house is currently on the market for over 3 mill. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Palm-Springs/2203-Southridge-Dr-92264/home/5700292 Reply Zew Croo Mom says March 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm I always wondered what people in SoCal did with fireplaces. Apparently, you can put a record player in them! Reply Lawrence Bill says March 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm Fireplaces are actually the best place to put turntables because they eliminate room-borne vibration. Steve McQueen was actually pretty smart when it came to mechanical things. Reply Janice says March 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm What a treat! I “came of age” in the 70’s and like so many young women at that time, I LOVED Steve McQueen. I guess I hadn’t remembered that he was only 50 when he died. Joe is right – Steve was the George Clooney of his day. Happy 80th birthday Steve! Reply Mandy Ford says March 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm He is quite the eye candy. My husband is actually distant cousins of Steve. Crazy, huh? Reply Barbara says March 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm I’m so excited to look through these. Like Janice, Steve McQueen was my idol in those days–my best friend and I were first in line whenever a new movie of his came out. To this day, when his movies come on TV I go gaga! Reply Linda Blackmore says March 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm The one of him close up with the hat and cigarette–holy mackerel!!! Reply MCMeg says March 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm My, my, my. I can’t thank you enough for posting this, Pam. Pure 60’s beefcake, er, I mean what great interiors! Inspiring. I recognized his tv stand from our late 50’s early 60’s mobile home that was our vacation home. (I wish I had pictures to post.) Cool baby, cool. Reply Becky says March 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm Interiors? Where? It’s a bit warm in here! Reply RetroSandie says March 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm Pam, love the pictures. The Life site was a great find. It’s nice to take a peek back at famous people with their life and times as well as their dwellings, as it is to also see stories about “normal” folks in lots of black and white photos. It was all cool!! 🙂 Reply Margaret Roach says March 26, 2010 at 7:43 am I love him; such a hero of my younger days. Thanks, as they say, for the memories. Reply Rebecca Prichard says March 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm Hottie Reply Julie says March 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm Thanks so much for posting these! Wow, I love me some Steve McQueen. He’s one of my Dad’s favorite actors, so I grew up watching his fantastic films. Even though he would only be a year younger than my grandmother were he still alive, he was a smokin’ hot man! (Of course, in these pics, he’s basically my age.) Plus that house is AWESOME! Reply Alice says March 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm Uh, Pam, was there something about the DECOR that you EXPECTED us to notice? hubba, hubba Reply Dana McKenzie says July 21, 2012 at 12:57 am great slideshow Pam the link has moved away from Steve McQueen now but this should get you straight to him .. cheers Dana http://life.time.com/culture/steve-mcqueen-unpublished-photos-of-the-king-of-cool/#1 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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