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Brad Shey

I'd like to speak to you for a moment...all of you out there at The Adventures Continue..and especially to one of the finest men I've ever known...Jim Nolt. Jim, I know everyone is as proud of you today as I am..because we feel we have a right to be proud. But there's more to it than that.

Who in their wildest dreams watching the Adventures of Superman as a kid could have imagined being part of a celebration the likes of which occurred the weekend of August 16 - 17, 2014.

A vision coupled with dedication and determination. Well Jim has done all these things. And thanks to his tireless effort...a dream became reality.

In fact we think he's... something kinda special. How about all of you?

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8am: My wife Marcia and I had the honor of driving the “founding fathers” of The Adventures Continue, Don Rhoden and Jim Nolt to the Superman Plaque dedication.

Following directions from Perry White, we were off to Tarzana. at 5400 Wilbur Avenue in Tarzana, California.


It had been 61 years since Jack Larson and fellow cast members George Reeves, Noel Neil, John Hamilton and Robert Shayne filmed this scene from the 1953 Adventures of Superman episode, “The Man Who Could Read Minds,” their only location scene together.

Shortly thereafter the special guests arrived.. Jack Larson, Stephanie Shayne (along with her Dad's cane), Beverly Washburn, Jacqueline Hamilton (granddaughter of John Hamilton), and the "First Lady" of Superman,Laura Siegel Larson, daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.

Following the unveiling of the plaque,

everyone gathered for the Super Celebration 2014 luncheon at The Beverly Garland Hotel.

The most emotional moment of the weekend. Jack Larson and John Hamilton (“Perry White's” son) reunite for the first time since 1958!

I was thrilled and honored that Jim Nolt had asked me to produce a video tribute, entitled Jimmy! to be shown at the luncheon.

Every guest at the luncheon received this wonderful commemorative coin as a keepsake from the event of a lifetime.

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On Sunday we toured the Pasadena Playhouse where George Reeves honed his craft as a young actor. Thanks to Pete Parkin for being a sensational and informative guide.

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Additional pictures:

Jack Larson laughs as he watches a scene from Jimmy!

(Photo courtesy of Dana Pless)

Dinner at the In and Out Burger with (L-R) Greg Moffett, Marcia, Me, and Bobby Ryan.

Photo courtesy of Brian McKernan)

Greg Moffett with George Reeves in a scene from “The Stolen Elephant.”

An exclamation point to this incredible celebration weekend. A small group decided to make the trek to 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive. Thanks to the courage of Ted Newsom who went to the front door, we had a marvelous encounter with Michael Chasteen, the home's owner for the past 17 years.

He could not have been nicer. He too is an admirer of George Reeves and took this group photo of us in virtually the same spot where George posed with his car some 55 years ago. Ted also made a great photo shop version of our encounter.

Marcia and I had the time of our lives. The event was a bucket list item written and accomplished in just a couple of days, resulting in friendships we will treasure always. I'm so honored to have been part of it.

Brad Shey
Posted August 29, 2014

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