Custom Jor-El…

With the breaking news that the license for the 1978 Superman Movie has been acquired by action-figure titans Hot Toys – their announcement that Christopher Reeve will be getting the DX (Deluxe) treatment will be the fulfilment of a long-awaited dream by fans all over the world. In light of the upcoming release this winter – …

Behind the (Deleted) Scenes – The Metro Club…

Shot on location in London’s Hippodrome nightclub in November 1986, the crystal-clear stills above were the only evidence for decades that the scenes set in the grand opening of ‘The Metro Club’ were indeed filmed, serving to develop the relationship between Clark and Lacy and also introduce the archaic Nuclearman I.  According to the script, …

UK Exhibitor Campaign Books…

In an age long before the digital press pack, these magazines would be distributed to Cinemas in advance of release. Containing the Movie synopsis, cast info, competitions and ad. slicks of varying size – they would also be the source of ordering posters and 10×8 photographs. Increasingly scarce due to their fragility and the fact …

Supermannequin…

A truly incredible and unique display – this intricate life-size creation was on loan from Stephen Lane’s (Propstore of London) personal collection to the Movieum Of London (now renamed the London Film Museum) last year. Not only is the reworked portrait of Christopher Reeve generated from one of Stuart Freeborn’s few surviving life-casts but the …

Tom Mankiewicz, 1942 – 2010….

A rare interview from the Starlog yearbook with the ‘Creative Consultant’ who only recently received full & true recognition for his contribution to the Superman Movie mythos. Chances are you’ve seen most of the pictures he’s written without even realising- especially if you are a fan of the James Bond franchise. Tom has a special …

Variety Trade Ads – Announcing….

You have to hand it to the late Alexander Salkind. Only an old-school producer of his caliber would reserve seven pages of Variety (four shown, the remaining 3 consisting of the crystal shield) to announce Superman III was being prepared. These print ads have been lightly touched in an effort to present them as they …