Combat! – The Bridge at Chalons (1963) – TV Vintage Wallpaper of the Day – Lee Marvin Month

Lee Marvin Month – February 2009

Vintage Wallpaper of the Day
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Easily hands down one of my favorite photographs of Lee Marvin ever. Someone jokingly asked me in passing when I posted up a rare photograph earlier of Mr. Marvin from a TV episode of The Virginian (link) if I would also be posting one up from him in the TV episode from Combat! he starred in, The Bridge at Chalons. TV stills are sometimes even much harder to come by but I was able to track this extremely rare one down and it’s one of the essential pictures of Mr. Marvin that this month long tribute would be sorely missing if I didn’t have it.

Caption:
LEE MARVIN
with the stealth of an animal prey, stalks the enemy between him and a bridge he must destroy on “Combat!

Lee Marvin Month! – February 2009 (Archive):
::: February 3 – Combat! – The Bridge at Chalons (1963)
::: February 2 – Lee Marvin Portrait #2 (Smiling)
::: February 2 – The Professionals (1966)
::: February 1 – Lee Marvin Portrait #1 (San Quentin – Drama at Prison)
::: February 1 – The Dirty Dozen (1967)
::: Preview – The Virginian (1962)

About Lee Marvin Month:
Lee Marvin fans rejoice with the month long celebration, immersion and exploration of his work here at Cinema is Dope. This series will take place in February 2009 and will highlight the career of Lee Marvin from cinema to television to real life. Pictures will be of him kicking ass, fighting, drinking, smiling, displaying his trademark scowl and more. Rest assure lots and lots and lots of rare images from both is work and personal life will be on display.

Please help and spread the word on Lee Marvin Month here at Cinema is Dope. Tweet your friends. Mention it in your Facebook status or Friendfeed. Link to it on your blog. Any support is greatly appreciated!!!!!

You can follow along at these specific urls/web addresses:
::: www.cinemaisdope.com/category/movie-wallpaper-lee-marvin-month/
::: tinyurl.com/lee-marvin-month

Related Coverage:
::: Previous Lee Marvin Wallpaper (Cinema is Dope)
::: Lee Marvin: The Coolest Lethal Weapon – Retro done at the Lincoln Center
::: NYT look at Lee Marvin and Lincoln Center Retro

If you’re interested in learning more about Lee Marvin, I highly recommend the following Cinema is Dope book pick for February 2009, MARVIN – The Story of Lee Marvin by Donald Zec.

Additionally fans of Lee Marvin cinema will want to pick up this amazing Point Blank poster from Mondo Tees!

Lee Marvin Point Blank Poster Mondo Tees

As always when in Austin, Texas, be sure to check out Weird Wednesday (January/February 2009 lineup). Previous titles screened include Point Blank.

My current favorite restaurant in Austin is Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Sushi rolls recommended are their Longhorn and Godzilla rolls. If you’re in a hurry sitting at the sushi bar is recommended. Be sure to tell them CinemaisDope.com sent you if you visit.

Image Source:
Official still used in the original US release of the television episode.

Related Links:
::: IMDb Profile

Coming Soon – March 2009 @ Cinema is Dope will feature a month long look at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF).

Previous Monthly Highlights:
::: Japanese Poster Appreciation Month Preview – January 2009

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