Flying In Miniature…

The first of many posts to come chronicling Superman props displayed in Planet Hollywood restaurants around the world.  Above is one of the late Derek Meddings‘ intricately detailed flying miniatures currently exhibited in the London site. The figure pictured was about 8″ long made from resin and sporting a cloth cape (complete with hand-drawn yellow shield!).  These models were often ‘flown’ on invisible thread by way of a channel bore straight through the body and would have been utilized in scenes such as Superman chasing the flood after the Hoover Dam burst – Photographs by me…

Super-Chirashi…

Japanese Movie flyers or ‘Chirashi’ (measuring approx. 25 1/2 x 18 1/2cm) have unique compositions culling art from alternative photographs or poster art – often deviating greatly from their western counterparts. They are double-sided and have more photos and movie synopses and/or cast information on the rear. This is a rare and very collectable set from all four movies. From my collection…

Pinewood Fine Dining…

Extremely rare photos of Margot Kidder & Christopher Reeve in the canteen at Pinewood Studios, England in 1977 – To maintain his physique Reeve would eat four times a day and often in costume. It was during one lunch session here that he met longtime girlfriend to-be Gae Exton by accidentally stepping on her foot in the queue. The stunt track jacket he is wearing can also be seen in the Superman; The Movie Special Edition DVD documentaries during filming of the baclony scene with Kidder and the group photograph session at the end of shooting (Bottom pic courtesy Capedwonder.com)