Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1
Author and Broadway star, Neile Adams McQueen, the former wife of the late movie star idol Steve McQueen, will kick off The Fourth Annual Idyllwild Authors Series presented by Eduardo Santiago & Pen Center USA on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Café Aroma, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549.
Neile Adams McQueen will be interviewed by the host of the author series, Eduardo Santiago, followed by a signing of her memoir, My Husband, My Friend, about her life with her former late husband, the movie star idol, Steve McQueen. Admission is free. Books will be sold at the event. To learn more, please call the Idyllwild Author Series at 323-377-9730 and visit online at www.idyllwildauthors.com.
Broadway performer Neile Adams ("Kismet," "The Pajama Game," "At The Grand") was personally selected by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to play a lead in their first National Company Tour of "Me And Juliet." Adams also starred in numerous regional musical productions, including: "Damn Yankees," "Bye, Bye Birdie," "Carousel," "Can Can," "South Pacific," "Connecticut Yankee," "Where's Charley?," "Desert Song," and others.
Film and Television credits include: "The Pat Boone Show," "This Could Be The Night," "The Bob Hope Show," "The Eddie Fisher Show," "The Patrice Munsel Show," "The Walter Winchell Show," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Man From The South," "Five Fingers: A Shot In The Dark," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: One Grave Too Many," "The Perry Como Show." "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Ten Minutes From Now," "The Jack Benny Program: Jack Loses A Raffle," "The Man From UNCLE: The Yellow Scarf Affair," "Fuzz," "Women In Chains," "So Long, Blue Boy, " "The Bionic Woman: Max," "The Rockford Files: The Competitive Edge," "Vegas: French Twist," "Buddy Buddy," "Chu Chu and The Philly Flash," "Hotel: Saving Grace," "Nightmare On The 13th Floor" and "Dead On The Money."
Adams is a member of the charitable organization, SHARE and is a board member of The Boys Republic of Chino Hills. In 1986, Adams wrote her best selling book entitled, "My Husband, My Friend," about her life with her former husband, Steve McQueen. In December 2006 a 20th Anniversary edition of Adams' book was re-released by AuthorHouse and is now available at www.amazon.com. In recent years Adams has created and presented he own cabaret shows, which have received rave reviews in New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris and Palm Springs. She has four CD albums. To learn more about Neile Adams, please visit the website, www.myhusbandmyfriend.com. To read a recent interview in Time magazine, please visit http://life.time.com/icons/steve-mcqueen-and-neile-adams-life-photos-by-john-dominis-1963/#1.
Eduardo Santiago, host of the Idyllwild Authors Series, was born in Manzanillo, Cuba, and, along with his family, fled to the U.S. in 1968. He attended the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) majoring in Film and Television Studies. After graduating from Cal Arts, Santiago worked in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, CA. for the next 15 years, starting as a news writer at KCBS-TV culminating with the position of Creative Director at Galan Entertainment.
Santiago, an avid reader, nurtured his dream of writing his own novels by taking creative writing courses and writing at night and on weekends. He completed his first novel, Tomorrow They Will Kiss in 2004. The book promptly sold to Little, Brown, and Co. and was published in 2006. Tomorrow They Will Kiss went on to win several awards including Best Historical Novel and Best First Book honors at the International Latino Book Awards.
His follow up novel, Midnight Rumba, published in 2013, won Best Fiction award at the New England Book Festival, the Beverly Hills Book Award, and the Latino International Book Award for Best Historical Novel 2013. Having lived his dream of becoming a published novelist of note, Santiago nurtures aspiring writers by teaching at UCLA Extension's Writing Program. And he celebrates writers and the written word by curating and hosting the Idyllwild Authors Series, which he founded in 2011. He is the recipient of PEN Center USA's Emerging Voices (2004) and The Mark (2009) fellowships. All of Santiago's work addresses, in one way or another, the Cuban Revolution and its effect on the Cuban exile community in the U.S.