Research for Lee Marvin Point Blank sometimes included things not normally associated with an acting icon, such as collectible soundtracks on vinyl records. Below are some examples of just that….
Ernest Golds’ rousing and poignant score for Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools (1965) was released as an album conducted by no less than Arthur Fielder of The Boston Pops.
Capitalizing on the suprising success of Cat Ballou the same year, an album was released as a’sort of’ soundtrack that was comprised of the title tunes sung in films by the then recently deceased Nat ‘King’ Cole even though the album cover prominently featured something else….
With his stardom in full ascension by the mid and late 60s and soundtrack sales soaring it was a natural that the following albums to Lee Marvin films be released. Maurice Jarre’s muscular, Mexican-themed score to The Professionals (1966)…..
And of course, Marvin’s biggest hit film of the decade, and of his career naturally meant a soundtrack release of Frank DeVol’s score, especially for anyone who needed to hear the full version of Trini Lopez singing The Bramble Bush….
Closing out the decade with a true musical entity, Paint Your Wagon’s soundtrack included this simple watercolor of Marvin in the inside gatefold….