HARPER'S BAZAAR FEBRUARY 1965
“I’m not sure if I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts”
Steve McQueen films released in 1965
Baby the Rain Must Fall
Released January 15, 1965 - McQueen plays Henry Thomas , an irresponsible rockabilly- guitar playing singer, recently released from prison after serving time for stabbing a man during a drunken brawl. He costars with Lee Remick. The end of the film finds him back in prison.
The title song, composed by Elmer Bernstein with lyrics by Ernie Sheldon, was performed by Glen Yarbrough during the opening credits. Yarborough's recording reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The May, 1965 video below, highlights some 1965 fashion in a bizarre backdrop for Glenn Yarborough's performance.
Baby The Rain Must Fall - Glen Yarborough (open in new tab)
The Cincinnati Kid
Released October 15, 1965 - McQueen plays Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young poker player seeking to establish his reputation as the best player out there. This leads him to challenge Lancey "The Man" Howard (Edward G. Robinson), an older player widely considered to be the best. Howard played by The duo face-off in a climactic final poker hand . Adapted from a novel by Richard Jessup, the script was the work of Ring Lardner, Jr., and Terry Southern. Director Norman Jewison, replaced original director Sam Peckinpah soon after filming began.
Supporting cast - Tuesday Weld; Ann-Margret, Joan Blondell, Karl Malden, Rip Torn, Cab Calloway, Jack Weston
Steve McQueen in the News Today
June 2010 Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey have named their Warner Bros-based production company Team Downey. For their first producing project, the Downeys have come aboard Yucatan, a heist film originally crafted by Steve McQueen as a star vehicle for himself.
September 2010 The Fifth Avenue Sunglass Hut in New York City hosted a special Persol/Steve McQueen launch party.
November 2010 Tommy Hilfiger announces “Tommy’s Global Celebration of American Style”, featuring a 25 piece, limited edition capsule collection known as The ICON Collection, which updates Tommy’s all time favorite garments inspired by his personal idols such as Grace Kelly, Steve McQueen, Deborah Harry and others.
“Racing is life…everything before and after is just waiting”
STEVE MCQUEEN & JEAN SHRIMPTON
HARPERS BAZAAR FEBRUARY 1965