From the publisher of
The Adventures Continue
TAC, Jr. #32
May 22, 1999
Today is a special day for me for several reasons... among
them is the fact
that final arrangements have now been made with Variety.
The photo and all
names have been submitted, and next week I'll give approval to
The results of your generosity will be seen on June 1.
1) GEORGE'S PICTURE FOR VARIETY AD
June 1 is approaching, and that means you'll soon be able to
see the special
photograph chosen for theVariety ad. I'm pleased to say
that Jim Beaver
has allowed us to use an unusual one from his personal collection.
shows an extremely handsome George Reeves taken when he was in
his mid to
late teens, It was his mother's favorite photo of him... one
she had hanging
in her home for many years. I'm proud to be able to use it, and
thank Jim for so generously sharing it with us.
2) MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DONATION
You, the readers of The Adventures Continue, are to be
only did you contribute enough money to pay for the full-page
Variety, you also contributed enough to make a handsome
donation to the
California Chapter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. This
week I'll be
sending a check in the amount of $1,100 to MG. When I receive
a reply, I'll
post it at the web site.
3) GEORGE REEVES IN SPORTS
A few weeks ago, Tom (no last name given) sent me this trivia
from the world
Last week, when the New York Yankees were playing the Texas
Yankee Stadium. One local New York TV broadcaster mentioned that
Ranger pitcher Rick Hiller resembled George Reeves of the old
show. Rick is prematurely gray and does have a slight resemblance
when seen on TV. The other announcer in the broadcast booth didn't
that Rick resembled George at all.
Announcer 1: Do you mean resembles him in face or body?
Announcer 2: Face.
Announcer 1: Didn't George Reeves have dark hair?
Announcer 2: Yeah, I guess you're right. Well, maybe I'm off-base
one, but to me, they look alike.
4) JOHN HAMILTON'S FINAL RESTING PLACE
Robert Prion recently visited John Hamilton's grave site. He
John Hamilton's cremated remains are located at Hollywood
located on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, just behind Paramount
The ashes are in an outside wall of cremated remains located
behind the large
mauseleum containing such people as Valentino and Peter Finch.
5) THERE'S LIABLE TO BE A ROTTEN APPLE IN ANY BARREL
Several readers asked how Dwight Kemper made out regarding his
purchase of a
George Reeves life mask at the eBay auction last month. I'm happy
things worked out all right for Dwight. The message was not meant
negative toward eBay, however. I'm sure the eBay auction site
of satisfied users every day. But there's bound to be a scoundrel
among all the people who buy and sell there. And that reminds
me of a
comment Clark Kent made in "Joey." Of course Clark
was referring to horse
racing, but it gives me another opportunity to share dialogue
and snaps from
an episode of the "Adventures of Superman."
CLARK: Hope you remember to tell Joey.
LOIS: Oh Clark, now you're just being nasty.
CLARK: No, Lois. Just practical. After all, horse racing can
be a good clean
sport, but there's liable to be a rotten apple in any barrel.
JIMMY: If you think there might be some dirty work afoot, why
don't you ask
Superman to keep an eye on things.
CLARK: For your information, Jim, Superman manages to keep mighty
and he also only happens to have two eyes.
JIMMY: Yeah, but what eyes!
6) SUMMER HIATUS
This will be the last issue of TAC, Jr. for several months. I
plan to use
the summer months to add new material to the web site and to
take some time
for a little fun. Feel free to write any time, but barring anything
special happening, you can expect the next issue of TAC, Jr.
in September. I
know that for the readers in the southern hemisphere things are
(oh, there's an opportunity to share more dialogue from "Superman"),
can't wish everyone a pleasant summer, but I can wish for everyone,
matter where you are, good health and happiness always.
The Adventures Continue . . . with George Reeves