A little girl’s dream: Being on the ‘Tom Horn’ film set with Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s widow Barbara Minty, a self-professed cowgirl born on a dairy farm in Oregon, grants a scoop interview about the halcyon months she spent in southern Arizona seeing the 1960s box office titan film his final Western role “Tom Horn.” In the accompanying still a steely-eyed, tobacco-chewing 48-year-old King of Cool means business as the titular “Tom Horn” on location near Nogales, Arizona, circa March 1979. Photography by Dave Friedman / Courtesy of Barbara Minty McQueen / appears in “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile…Revisited”

Tom Horn was Steve McQueen’s penultimate film and perhaps the project closest to his heart. Based on the life of the controversial Wild West detective-hired assassin, the star and executive producer archived extensive notes on a tape recorder over a nearly three-year period.

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