DC 75th Cont’d…

More exclusive photographs from the Superman hall in the Mostra de Valencia showing Marlon Brando’s Kryptonian robes from the Council scenes in Superman: The Movie. This exhibit marks the very first time the costume has been available to view so intimately by the public. From the top; Note the complete ensemble (having been taken with a flash) showing off the properties of the 3M material exactly how it appeared in the movie – the fabric being composed of beaded glass to reflect light to great effect. A close-up of The ‘S’ insignia on Brando’s tunic – this feature initially confused audiences until it became apparent all Kryptonian society have crests emblazoned on their chests – These black velvet symbols were encrusted with rhinestones under costume designer Yvonne Blake’s instruction to further enhance their impact. The costume shot without flash reveals the detail of the 3M material cut into uneven pieces and applied by hand to construct the garments. This had to be done with cotton gloves as the material was sensitive and would lose its reflective property when mis-handled…

DC 75th Exhibition…

In association with the amazing supermanjaviolivaresnews.blogspot.com I’m ecstatic to present the above photographs taken last week in from the Festival Internacional De Cine De Accion YAdventura in the Mostra de Valencia, Spain. This venue is currently playing host to the largest archive of Warner Brothers original props and costumes from their Superhero franchises ever seen in public exhibition with entire halls devoted to both Batman and Superman Movies. On display in the Superman gallery are both Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh’s Superman costumes and for the first time outside of the WB museum, Marlon Brando’s original Jor-El costume. The exhibits are notable for the fact the pieces are totally accessible to the public as they are not behind barriers nor shielded by acrylic cases so these expensive garments can be researched as never before. My sincere thanks to SuperFan Javier Olivares Tolosa for providing what is the best photo reference of this most complex of costumes to date. An exhaustive article written by me (with research by Chris King) about this costume can be found here on the incomparable CapedWonder.com…