Monday, March 12, 2007

"Maravich" College Basketball Mix ready to view

With more than 1 million viewers fascinated by the "Ultimate Pistol Pete Maravich Basketball" mix, Wayne Federman and Marshall Terrill, authors of "Maravich" (Sport Classic Books, $24.95) have unveiled the sister video.

The "Ultimate Pistol Pete Maravich College Basketball" mix, which highlights Maravich's storybook career at LSU where he became Division I's most prolific scorer, is now posted on and

"The words in our book vividly describes Pete's talent and how he played, but on this video, you get to see some of the incredible plays he made on the court in a game," said co-author Wayne Federman. "Some of the things he did will leave you shaking your head and asking, 'How did he do that?'"

The six-minute video is accompanied by music and contains footage from Maravich's LSU varsity career (1967-1970).

"Maravich" is now in its second printing and remains one of the top-selling sports books in the country.

McQueen media blast to reach millions

A Barbara McQueen New York media blast planned for the week of March 13-17 will reach an estimated 20 million people worldwide.
By the end of this week, millions of television viewers, radio listeners, newspaper readers and online browsers will find out whatever happened Barbara McQueen and will be introduced to her new book, “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile.” (Dalton Watson Fine Books, $49.95)
Steve McQueen's widow will kick off her press junket with an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Tuesday, March 13. The show has an estimated viewing audience of five million people nationwide.
The number will double when Barbara McQueen appears on the FOX Network's “Fox & Friends,” on Wednesday, March 14. McQueen's 10-minute interview will be syndicated nationally on FOX stations throughout the country and the world and will reach an estimated 10 million people.
Also planned for the week are a series of satellite radio interviews with Premiere Radio Network, as well as interviews with CNN radio, News Fox Radio and Flash News, all nationally syndicated radio shows. On Thursday, March 15, McQueen will also give print interviews with several New York publications, including “The New York Times.”
All of these efforts will go toward promoting “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile,” a new 240-page photo book which will go wide release on March 13. The book contains approximately 150 pictures documenting Barbara McQueen's three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, which includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980 McQueen's years out of the spotlight. It also chronicles Barbara's early history and modeling career; her years with Steve McQueen at Trancas Beach and Santa Paula as well as behind-the-scene photos on the sets of Tom Horn and The Hunter.
Books can easily be obtained by going to or

Friday, March 2, 2007

Barbara McQueen invades East Coast

Barbara McQueen, widow of actor Steve McQueen, will invade the East Coast in March with an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” several book signings and attend the world premiere of new Steve McQueen documentary.

McQueen will appear as a guest on “The Last Show With David Letterman” on Tuesday, March 13, along with actor Jeff Goldblum and musical guest The Queen. The former model-turned-photographer will appear on the show to promote her 240-page book, “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile” and talk about why she has re-emerged in the public spotlight after 25 years.

On Thursday, March 15, McQueen, along with co-author Marshall Terrill, will sign copies of “The Last Mile” at the world famous Kiehl's Pharmacy, 109 Third Avenue (between 13 & 14th avenues). The pharmacy contains a world-class collection of cars and motorcycles. The two authors will sign books with one of Steve McQueen's bikes lurking in the background. The signing takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include cocktails and appetizers. For more information, call (212) 677-3171.

The two will then travel to an hour north to Newburgh, New York to sign books at the Newburgh Barnes and Nobles, 1245 Route 300. The 1 p.m. Signing, which takes place on Saturday, March 17, includes a presentation and question and answer session. For more information, call (845) 567-0782.

Later that evening, McQueen and Terrill will attend the world premiere of “An American Rebel: Steve McQueen,” a new 90-minute documentary. Directed and produced by Richard Martin, the documentary is based on Terrill's 1993 biography, “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.” The premiere starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Downing Movie Theater, 19 Front Street , Newburgh, New York. It includes a 6:45 p.m. wine & cheese reception, and a Q & A with Martin, Terrill and McQueen following the conclusion of the documentary. The film's soundtrack features music from Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, Anne Murray, The Rolling Stones and the Human Beinz. The last time a Hollywood premiere was held in Newburgh was with Tyrone Power and the West Point film, “The Long Grey Line” in the 1950s. Tickets for the premiere go on sale March 1 and seats are limited. For more information, call the Downing Film Center at (845) 561-3686.

An after premiere party will be held at 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at the East Side Bar & Grill, 624 Route 300, Walden, New York. McQueen and Terrill will be on hand to greet guests and sign books. For more information, call Sam Torres at (845) 629-0803.