I saw these on the covers of Bantam paperbacks in the very early 1970's. Bantam also published Colonel Sun, by Kingsley Amis. Don't know offhand if the cover was by the same artist, but it looked like the same style.
You're right, TC. It does look very similar.
I don't believe I've seen these before. Cool.
McCarthy was mostly known for Westerns, but he also did the covers for Bantam's James Bond paperbacks (including Colonel Sun). With Robert McGinnis, he also did poster art for the Bond movies Thunderball and You Only Live Twice. McCarthy's movie posters include war movies (The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare), Westerns (Once Upon a Time in the West, Lawman, Duel At Diablo, The Sons of Katie Elder), and a couple of sorta-kinda Westerns (Circus World, Africa-Texas Style, and Valley of Gwangi).The Marshall Tucker Band used a McCarthy painting for the cover of their album, Long Hard Ride.
That last painting looks like Stanley Baker, dunnit?
It do indeed, Shay. Think he worked from photos?And great info, Anonymous. I'll take a look at those posters.
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