Friday, April 14, 2017

Don Nunley and The "Failure" Of Steve McQueen's Film LeMans

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Our guest Don Nunley was a longtime Hollywood Property Master who's written an incredible book Steve McQueen-LeMans In The Rear View Mirror. The Book is available now

The book features incredible images shot by Mr Nunley plus his personal account of this passion project that McQueen had dreamt about for 10 years. After films like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullet, MqQueen was dubbed The King Of Cool and finally had the Hollywood clout to realize his dream of making LeMans.

The production was a nightmare and Nunley's book lays out all the frustrating details that destroyed McQueen's relationship with his film mentor, director John Sturges , His marriage, his production company and nearly cost him his reputation in the industry.

We get great behind the scenes insight from Nunley, including the story about his involvement in selecting one of the most famous pieces of movie memorabilia connected to McQueen The Heuer Monaco Watch. Nearly 50 years later it's still a highly sought fashion statement for men of all ages.

Plus we talk about other Nunley Hollywood memories of the Oscar winning Jack Lemmon classic Save The Tiger and making The ww2 film The Bridge At Ramagen, during which the American film production faced a real life soviet army invasion !

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