From the Publisher of
The Adventures Continue
October 1, 2001
1) SUPERMAN RETURNS TO THE AIR
I have some exceptionally good news today. The Adventures
of Superman will
once again air on TV Land beginning October 21 at 4:30 AM. First
"Superman On Earth." All indications are that the series
will air seven days
a week, in sequence, at this hour.
2) VARIETY UPDATE
Under this heading I have both some good and bad news. The good
news is that
the 50th Anniversary ad will be published in Variety in
October. The ad will
feature Randy Garrett's logo, the words, Thanks for 50 years
Adventure! and Mystery! along with the names of all the contributors.
bad news is that the rates have gone up considerably since I
first my first
contact with Variety earlier this year. At that time I
was told we could
place the ad in both the East and West Coast editions for a total
The current rate is $4,888 for the West Coast edition alone.
We have enough
to cover that, of course, but it leaves less than $200 to donate
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Still, I think all of you who supported
effort did a miraculous job. I'll keep you posted.
3) PETITION REMINDER
TAC, Jr. #50 included a link to a petition
encouraging the release of the
Adventures of Superman on DVD. I checked a few minutes
ago and see 116
"signatures." I recognize many of those names. I don't
know how many are
needed or if the powers that be will pay any attention to it
it surely can't hurt to be counted. If you forgot about it, please
minute now to sign in.
4) WHAT DOES GEORGE REEVES MEAN TO YOU
Now that the summer of 50th Anniversary activities (Superman
Week, TAC #16,
Variety ad) are winding down, I plan to devote more time
to the web site. A
couple weeks ago, Marc Levenson wrote:
<< Good to hear about the growing ad fund and the excitement
week. I thought I'd pass on some personal information you might
My new wife and I were married here in Dallas in a beautiful
ceremony on June 16th. I dedicated our wedding to the memory
Reeves, who, exactly forty two years earlier, left such a hole
memories and hearts. Forty two years later, he still has as much
me as he had on a little seven year old boy. >>
That got me to thinking... I wonder what influence George
Reeves and the
Adventures of Superman has had on the lives of others.
If they impacted on
your life, tell me about it. E-mail me your story and pictures,
post them on a web page. Almost everyone who reads this newsletter
site has told me at one time or another... Gee, I thought I was
the only one
who loved George and the series so much. Maybe you have a display
sort. Perhaps the series influenced your line of work or gave
direction in life. Well, now's your chance to share your thoughts.
Perry White would say... Be sure to get plenty of pictures.
5) SUPERMAN IN TURKEY
Superman is known the world over and has had many incarnations.
the Adventures of Superman with George Reeves and the
rest of our friends,
but William Armstrong stumbled across an interesting version
of the Man of
Steel on his travels through the Internet. If you click on the
links near the bottom
page and follow his directions carefully, you can watch two
videos of a Turkish Superman. Andwhile you're there, check some
of the other
pages at Bill's site. I think you'll enjoy them.
6) JOE MANNIX IN METROPOLIS
Jerry Krumm, who contributed much to Randy Garrett's "Metropolis
<<In the first season of Mannix, Joe worked for Intertact.
I had a feeling
that these episodes might have used 40 acres as it was a Desilu
is a site
showing Joe's custom Toronado on location at the western street
Season two was done at Paramount. >>
Jerry also contributed a photo from "Miracle of the Bells"
done at "Forty
Acres." Look for that photo on my web site in October. Did
you see the photo
from Armand Vaquer that's posted there now? (http://www.jimnolt.com)
7) THE END -- PUBLISHED IN LITITZ, USA
All contents (c) 2001 by Jim Nolt.