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Superman takes off from Pier 31 in "Beware The Wrecker."
Composite by Randy Garrett
Instead of just a photo this month, I'd like to share this illustration and poem from Tony Avacato.
For "Our Superman"
Out of our hunger for heroes,
We choose not relics of those times but constant prayers
But dreams die hard, immortal in their span some memories
Copyright2005 by Anthony Avacato
Do these qualify as a pic of the month? Below are two shots of Superman catching Hadley and the plane from "The Mind Machine." I believe the Superman in the first pic is a double. The other is obviously Reeves himself.
Would you believe that some of the set decorations used in
the first season of the Adventures of Superman still exist?
Rick, from Stairway to the Stars recently came across these two items and wrote:
I thought you might enjoy seeing these two survivors of RKO,
both used in the Adventures of Superman (and one in Star
Trek). I am still working on this project, but as it
progresses it seems unlikely there are many more of a distinct
nature, as the change in Studio(s) seems to have brought out
a change in rented furniture and set decorations. Some pieces
we identified had already been sold from the warehouse, such
as the marble statue of David, first seen in "Jet Ace,"
and later used as an insert as George runs and leaps out of another
open window at the end of the corridor. As an antique, with no
regard to screen use, it was sold for $6,000. I read with great
interest Michael Hayde's account
of the first twenty-six. It did answer a few questions I had.
Thanks so much for your help.
From Carl Glass of Bakersfield, California...
This portrait, by Randy Garrett, is virtually a dream come
true for me. George Reeves had something really special emanating
from his being... something that makes us want you to hang out
with him and be his friend. Thanks to Randy, that is now "a
reality" for me.
I watched "Ghost Wolf" the other night and noticed a train with the name Weyerhaeuser Timber Company on the side of the coal car. I wasn't positive so I slowed down the film to get a good look. The train is the one that took Lois, Clark, and Jimmy to "the timber company out in Oregon from which we get most of our pulp wood." I did some research and found that the stock footage used was of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company 4.