Alternative Poster Campaigns – ‘Christmas’…

This newest addition to my collection and another SUPERMANIA first is from a set of what I believe to be unpublished studio 10×8’s taken of a series of poster mockups for Superman: The Movie featuring variations on the tagline and featuring art (with the exception of the bottom image) by the legendary Bob Peak. Though the familiar silver shield and rainbow streak would ultimately be the final image used in the global release, The Peak painting in the first poster was later utilized in full colour and the liner notes of the Varese Sarabande sountrack release in 1998…

Ultimate Reeve Superman 1:1 Progress…

More progress images of my full size Superman display from the Super-Talented John May. This dry-fitting of the head to the body is vital to establish correct proportions in the overall figure to correctly capture Reeve’s unique physique. The six/six mannequin was a true find as its muscular without being bulky and with its long legs and relaxed pose ideally convey the physicality of Reeve’s incarnation. Once the head is complete, brackets will be used to fix the head to the shoulders before filling & sanding can take place. Though the body is the closest match commercially, more modifications will be needed to bulk out the thin legs and to shorten the torso to meet the maximum height requirement of 6’5″….More to come…!

1952 – 2004…

Today would have been Christopher Reeve’s 58th birthday. I’m often asked how I feel about his passing and his influence on me, and rather than acknowledge the most bittersweet of tragedies I have an overwhelming sense of pride. If only the rest of us could forge such a lasting legacy twice over – first making us believe a man could fly and second making us believe a man could overcome.
Above is an article written by me for UK Collectors magazine TV & Film Memorabilia published in 2005 detailing Reeve’s life and career with an emphasis on collectables produced during his tenure. The fact that an influx of new items bearing his likeness now and to come is a fitting testimony to Reeve’s place in out hearts as the definitive Superman…

Flying Unit ’87…

This newest acquisition of genuine set-used Crew-wear is notable for the fact it once belonged to somebody working on the ‘Flying Unit’ and would have been present during most if not all stunt/ flying scenes. One suspects this blue satin Bomber jacket would have been most useful during the chilly November nights at Elstree Studios in 1986/7 and as the pictures demonstrate, it survived in pristine condition to this day…

Hooray For Hollywood..?

One of the many choice exhibits in a waxwork museum which, to the best of my recollection, I discovered in Kissimmee’s Old Town, Orlando, Fl in the late nineties. While its usually always a pleasure to see Christopher Reeve’s Superman represented in any form – this particular piece is more notable for its comedy value though the recent Cinemaquette offering seems to emulate the hair. Photographs by me…