The 1950s through the 1970s saw an immense amount of Men’s Magazines flood the market and almost every single one of them at one point or another ran an article on Lee Marvin. Doing research on Lee Marvin: Point Blank found yours truly perusing these periodicals but other than the graphics (ahem!) I found most of these articles were simply rehashed material from other sources. The graphics however, were indeed worthy as one such example below can attest. It’s Topper Magazine from July, 1961…….
Actually, I’ve never heard of this particular one of these Men’s Magazines entry as it must have gone out of print before I could read it. Small wonder as Marvin isn’t even mentioned on the cover of this issue. However, inside is a terrific photo layout with a brief introduction explaining how the likes of Marvin’s buddy Keenan Wynn, actor Rory Calhoun, Olympic gold medalist Bob Mathias and legendary stuntman Cary Loftin spend a weekend in Malibu. Personally I love the shot of Marvin in Loftin’s motorcycle sidecar. Take note of how Marvin’s address is shown and also Marvin’s lack of helmet, or any other protective gear, for that matter. He simply wears his bathing trunks and cool shades. Ahh, the simpler days. Enjoy….