Nicknamed the King of Cool, Steve McQueen was not only a magnetic performer on screen, but a skilled racer behind the wheel. Becoming a huge box office draw, McQueen became well known for his stoic portrayals of anti-hero characters in the 1960s. While working on films like The Great Escape and Bulitt, McQueen would often perform his own stunts for car chase sequences. He even took his motor skills to the track, racing under the pseudonym Harvey Mushman in several competitions.
Collectors are always on the hunt for Steve McQueen memorabilia, and they are willing to pay premium prices to own pieces from the high speed superstar. We sold McQueen’s annotated script for The Great Escape in September 2019 for $68,750. The manuscript contains notes written in McQueen’s own hand, modifying and striking through some of his lines and adding his own commentary on some scenes. Released in 1963, The Great Escape was the film that secured McQueen’s reputation as a remarkable Hollywood star and remains a classic escape flick.
McQueen pieces like signed photographs have gone for big prices at auction, like this photograph of McQueen clad in a racing uniform for his film Le Mans. We have also featured photos of McQueen posing with his co-stars including Elga Andersen and Ali McGraw.
Screen-used items have also done exceptionally well with our bidders, and we’ve offered several pieces of clothing that were worn by McQueen. Take a look at this screen-worn shirt used in 1966’s The Sand Pebbles which realized $7,137. McQueen can be seen wearing this shirt in several scenes including the film’s bar scene. McQueen’s two piece navy uniform from the same movie was another exceptional sale, going for $4,038.
The demand for Steve McQueen memorabilia hasn’t gone out of style, and our highly-qualified team is here to help you earn big bucks for your pieces. Race on over to our website or give us a call – We’ll tell you what your Steve McQueen items are worth!
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