MAGAZINE COVERS OF THE 1970s
With his immense popularity thru the 1970s, Lee Marvin appeared on the covers of even more magazines. Below are several more examples……
The periodicals that his visage appeared on were no longer limited to films and/or show business. When a short-lived mainstream magazine called WORLD ran a feature on the experimental American Film Theater, they chose for their cover story not such prestige actors as Katherine Hepburn, Paul Scofield or any number of the other legendary stars of the AFT’s projects to grace the cover. Their choice was Marvin as Hickey in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh.
Say what you want, he did wear period clothes well.
The actor was a favorite subject of men’s magazines for feature stories but very rarely was pictured on the cover. An exception was this 1974 issue of SAGA magazine….
The inside pictures were even more impressive than the cover….
Men’s magazines were not the exclusive territory of Marvin coverage. Not to be outdone, a Cosmopolitan rip-off titled Girl Talk saw the news stand potential of a Lee Marvin cover. By the way, check the salon stamp in the bottom left corner…..
One would assume that a magazine called Photoplay would be a tabloid tell-all, which is indeed the case here in the States. Across the pond, the U.K. named a magazine Photoplay, and surprise, surprise, it actually touts the movies themselves. The international stardom of Marvin certainly rated cover space (along with a barely squeezed in Roger Moore) as shown below….