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was almost two years in the making, and on March 4, 2017 about
seventy fans of George Reeves and the Adventures of Superman
met in Sarasota, Florida at the Holiday Inn – Lido Beach.
This “Celebration of Friendship, luncheon brought
together people from all over the country and provided yet
another opportunity to renew old friendships and to form new
ones. (Previous luncheons/dinners were held in New York City and
Burbank in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015.)
Guests started arriving on Thursday, and by late afternoon on Friday several folks wearing Charlie Rose Superman t-shirts were seen roaming the streets.
Driven from the airport by Dick Stammer, Jim Hambrick and daughter, Morgan arrived from Metropolis, Illinois on Friday afternoon. That gave a few of us time for a sneak peak at the costumes and at Brad Shey's documents from Jack Larson's estate.
The luncheon was held in the Sarasota Room on the seventh floor of the hotel. The doors opened at 11 o'clock, and for the next seven hours we first savored a delicious meal and then enjoyed a program consisting of a presentation from Al Vacio (son of George Reeves' best friend Natividad Vacio), a panel discussion, videos, trivia contest, and a display of the costumes and documents.
Program and Photos
Brad Shey created a video entitled “Friendships”
Mike Cline provided us with a copy of his original video production entitled Superboy Mike used local talent to create original scenes that he then incorporated into existing scenes from three episodes of the Adventures of Superman.
Throughout the afternoon Virginia Vacio picked names from a hat and prizes were given out. Thanks to Gary Grossman for providing copies of Superman: Serial to Cereal to Mike Cline for copies of his Superboy video and to Dick Stammer for several copies of his CD featuring the music from the Superman series.
March 14, 2017
"Like The Only Real Magic -- The Magic Of Knowledge"