I first became aware of Lee Marvin when my family got their first TV set during the run of his series M SQUAD. I was eight or nine and didn’t know from movies. I likely saw him in a movie or two during that period, but they didn’t stick. It was after those years when I began to be aware of the movie star Lee Marvin.
He stood out in anything he did in those years whether he was the big star of the picture or third or fourth lead.
LEE is a collection of short stories celebrating the actor all through his life from injuries during WWII to his death and everything in between. These stories are fiction, but all are based around real events in the actor’s life. Some fine writers and great stories. The collection opens with a fine introduction by Mike White and I knocked it out in two chunks. Here is the list of titles and contributers.
1944: Hospital Ship – Adrian McKinty
1954: Out On The 101 – Jake Hinson
1959: An Evening At Droopy’s – Scott Philips
1961: The Man Who Shot The Duke – Heath Lowrance
1963: Trust – James Hopwood
1964: A Sort of Intellectual – Jenna Bass
1966: Just Swell – Cameron Ashley
Interlude: Another Day In The Sun – Erik Lundy
1967: The Gun Hunter – Eric Beetner
1968: The Wandrin’ Star -Ray Banks
1968: Gone Fishing – Andrew Nette
1972: Down Mexico Way -Luke Preston
1973: North of The Emperor – Nigel Bird
1976: The Wild Coast: Roger Smith
1980: The Big Red One – Johnny Shaw
1986: And The Gunslinger Followed -Ryan K. Lindsay
1987: Epilogue:-Lee Marvin Is Dead – Jimmy Calloway