"The King of Cool" makes the scene with this vintage restaurant advertising postcard. Portraying various gunmen, soldiers, cowboys, cops and anti-heroes, actor Steve McQueen rose to the top of his profession in the 1970s, when he became the world's highest paid actor. Educated at the school of hard knocks, the ultra cool McQueen was also well known for his love of motorcycle and automobile racing. His on-screen persona had fans lined up at the box office, where his live fast attitude translated into movie magic. His performances where calculated and oddly nuanced, with understated expressions that spoke volumes.
The victim of incurable cancer at the age of fifty, this silver screen icon was taken from his ardent fan base in 1980. Claim a bit of cool for yourself with this Steve McQueen signed restaurant postcard. This certified entertainment treasure takes the form of an ("8-9") strength blue ballpoint pen signature on the back of an advertising PC from O'Henry's Steak House, a former New York City restaurant located in Greenwich Village. This oversized card measures 7 x 5-1/2" and features a sketch type bistro scene by artist Joseph Papin on the obverse and the reverse is printed with descriptive text. A horizontal crease fold passes through McQueen's autograph without diminishing the broad appeal of the movie star's super-tough and highly coveted signature. Full photo LOA from JSA.