Today would’ve been the late Christopher Reeve’s 63rd birthday. To celebrate his life and career SUPERMANIA presents some of the newest additions to the archive along with some classics shown previously.
Look no further than the Entertainment Memorabilia Live auction held by Propstore only last night to see how highly regarded, sorely missed and totally definitive Reeve’s portrayal of Superman was/is by the fact an autographed 10×8 (similar to those above) sold for an unprecedented £700.
Whereas the lot in question featured a dedication simply from ‘Chris’ all the above feature his full signature and have stories to tell all their own. From the top – colour 8×10 obtained from Amanda as named – only a young girl when her father had this picture signed and recently salvaged after a tree smashed through their property. Shannon’s loss, from the Dixie Trek Convention of 1994 (the only appearance Chris ever made) is documented here.
Sandra is the daughter of Edward Jaffery, a camera grip who worked on the first three Superman Movies –
“I am the Sandra in the photo!
My dad worked as part of the crew, working on this film at Pinewood Studios.
I was only a child at the time and didn’t get to meet Superman myself, but my dad worked alongside him daily and asked if he would sign this photograph for me, which he was very happy to do…”
And finally Mark was a fan and friend of a technician working on Superman II that had Chris sign in between takes.
All the above are great examples of how Chris’ portrayal touched people’s lives and his great dedications reflect what a great custodian and Super man he really was.
Rest in peace, ‘Toph…