The Steve McQueen and Neile Adams papers span the years 1955-2007 (bulk 1955-1973) and encompass
approximately 38.7 linear feet. The collection contains nearly three dozen scrapbooks documenting the
McQueen's married life and times; some production material related to McQueen's company, Solar
Productions, predominantly financial or legal in nature, including agreements, contracts, and
distribution statements; manuscript material and notes for Neile McQueen Toffel's memoir, "My Husband, My
Friend"; and photographs. The photograph series consists of scrapbooks and prints of motion picture
production, stage production, and biography photographs.
Steve McQueen was an American actor active from 1956 to 1980. As a leading actor during the 1960s and
1970s he was a top box-office draw. McQueen was married to actress Neile Adams (now known as Neile
McQueen Toffel), actress Ali MacGraw, and model Barbara Minty. McQueen was nominated for an Academy Award
in the best actor category for THE SAND PEBBLES (1966). Neile Adams was born in the Philippines to
parents of English and Spanish descent. She came to the United States as a teenager and later studied
acting and dancing. She and Steve McQueen were married in 1956. The marriage lasted nearly sixteen years.
25 linear feet of papers.
13.7 linear feet of photographs.
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