Original poster to The Dirty Dozen, Lee Marvin’s biggest hit film.
Here, in all of its colorful and fiery glory is the original poster to The Dirty Dozen, the biggest grossing film of Lee Marvin’s career and one of the biggest in all of MGM’s illustrious history. Remember when film poster art looked this cool? The story of how Marvin came to make the film, his opinion of it and the never before told stories behind the making of this classic is recounted in detail in Lee Marvin Point Blank….
By the way, the bald guy next to Charles Bronson doesn’t really look much Telly Savalas, does it?
From the July 1967 issue of Mad magazine, here’s their parody of The Professionals by artist Mort Drucker and writer Larry Siegel. Just another way of showing how popular Marvin had become during the mid to late 60s, as written about in detail in Lee Marvin Point Blank.
As to the parody, I love the way Drucker drew Ralph Bellamy’s private train as a NY subway car and the ‘asides’ they give Woody Strode. Oh, and do you sense a trend in the way Drucker draws Lancaster? Only thing missing are bugs on his teeth. And then there’s the…ahem…’charms’ of Ms. Cardinale that are interestingly rendered…. And so, without further ado…..
INTRO: “And now MAD presents its own version of the recent Western movie — well, it wasn’t exactly a ‘Western’ movie, it was more of a ‘South-Western’ movie about –well, it wasn’t exactly a ‘South-Western’ movie, it was more of a ‘South-Western Mexico’ movie about four –well, it wasn’t exactly a ‘South-Western Mexico’ movie, it was more of a — a … Well, let’s face it, it was a ridiculous movie about four ridiculous hired gunmen who should have been called: