There are some extremely rare photos in Lee Marvin Point Blank that have never seen the light of day. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of them. However, it is here for your persual with a great story below…
In this rare photo, taken by famed photographer Jim Marshall, Monte Walsh co-stars Jack Palance (left) and Lee Marvin (right) take a break from filming and visit Johnny Cash (center) backstage after one of his performances. According to Lee Marvin’s son, Christopher, there’s a great little anecdote related to this image. He told me that just as the photographer snapped the picture, Marvin said to Palance, “Geez, Jack! Unfold your hands. You look like a f**king faggot!” Hence the look on everyone’s face. Also, partially visible as reflected in the mirror, is Cash’s wife, June Carter.
Oh, one more thing! Take note of Marvin’s neckwear and belt. If you look closely you’ll see they’ve been reversed, as in his tie is his belt and his belt is his tie. Quite fashionable, don’t you think? Maybe he was trying to out do Palance’s bandana type neckwear. More to the point, it’s a good indicator to the condition Marvin was probably in.