An alternate cover?
While Lee Marvin: Point Blank was in the final stages of production, several cover images were considered before settling on the one that was ultimately used. One that was considered early on is pictured below. It was taken during a hunting expedition Lee Marvin did for Gun World Magazine in the early 1960s. Marvin wrote an article for Gun World about the expedition entitled The Dubious Dynamics of Dove Downing in which he elaborated on his technique, weapon of choice and a bit of history in hunting from his Florida days. There’s another story there to published at a later time that Lee loved to indulge in but was entirely fabricated!
The photo below didn’t make the fnal article, but although uncredited, it was recently brought to my attention that the wonderful photographs accompanying Lee’s article were taken by Richard Friske. It was Friske’s son Matthew who brought it to my attention and thank you for it, Matthew. According to Matthew, his father and Lee would go hunting and fishing in and around Tucson quite a bit.