World’s Waxiest Hero…

The Superman exhibit in the Movieland Wax Museum had the distinction of being the first (and most expensive) installation dedicated to the blockbuster movie of 1978. Featuring a great (albeit slightly cross-eyed) likeness of Christopher Reeve, the figure also exhibited one of the original costumes from the production and was housed in a custom-made Fortress Of Solitude style set. A top attraction for many years, time and dwindling numbers meant the Museum would close its doors forever in 2005, by which time the Superman figure (in similar fashion to the display in Madame Tussauds, London) had been stripped of its original costume (third pic down) before being sold in auction for $16,000 just days after the untimely death of Dana Reeve. From the top – full page ad from The Superman II Collectors Album, exclusive official postcard, the waxwork as last seen and Museum leaflet announcing the arrival of the World’s Mightiest Hero…