667: Steve Mcqueen U.S. Passport Used During Filming
STEVE MCQUEEN SIGNED U.S. PASSPORT USED DURING THE FILMING OF LE MANS. - This U.S. Passport was issued to McQueen on April 14, 1970 from the U.S. Embassy in London, England due to his losing his previous passport during his European travels. Listed as “Terrence Stephen McQueen K.A. Steve McQueen” with his birth date of March 24, 1930 and height of 5 feet 11 inches. Boldly signed twice, “Steve McQueen” – beneath his personal data as well as on the 2 3?4 in. x 2 3?4 in. black & white photograph. Among the stamped visas in the passport is McQueen’s entrance into France on April 23, 1970 through Orly Airport, most certainly for the preparation of filming Le Mans. Less than two months later the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans race took place where the majority of the racing footage was taken for the film. Among McQueen’s other destinations are Casablanca, Madrid, Jamaica (while filming Papillion) and Acapulco. A fantastic personal artifact from the “King of Cool”.