The Crystal Mask…

Aquired from the Propstore Of London nestled amongst a bulk lot of Superman: The Movie production ephemera come these treasures from the Dovemead Ltd. Art Dept. These never-before-published contact sheets depict early studies of Marlon Brando’s Jor-El for his appearance on krypton and later in the Fortress Of Solitude. The reel of the Crystal mask is arguably the best study of the prop to date while the bottom sheet records Brando’s first day on-set…

Fact Files…

A collection of rare trivia from various publications – From the top – vintage Look-In (Junior TV Times magazine) Superman and Christopher Reeve fact files, European clipping (translation would be welcome for this!!) and clipping from The Sun newspaper circa mid-1980’s. Learn anything new..?

Man Of Vinyl…

This 15″ tall vinyl statue with cloth cape was produced by Hamilton Gifts in 1988, not long after the release of Superman IV.  Resembling an oversize Super Powers figure the likeness owes more to Jose Garcia Lopez line art than his cinematic counterpart. Part of a range that included similar comic-book treatments of Batman (and Spider-man)The figures came with white metal stands and were articulated at the shoulders. Interestingly, recasts of this sculpt (minus stand and featuring slap-dash paintjobs) were sold in Warner Bros. Stores for many years later until their demise…