Flying In Miniature…

The first of many posts to come showcasing Superman props displayed in Planet Hollywood restaurants around the world.  Above is one of the late Derek Meddings’ intricately detailed Special Effects flying miniatures currently exhibited in the London site. The resin figure is approx. 8″ long, 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 long-distance shots and the aerial battle in Superman II…

 

Super-Chirashi…

These awesome Japanese Movie flyers or ‘Chirashi’ (measuring approx. 25 1/2 x 18 1/2cm) are notable for their unique compositions, often differing greatly from their western counterparts. They are double-sided and exhibit more images 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…

“Lunchtimes at the studio saw other regulars too – one being Christopher Reeve who’d walk in for his meal in full Superman costume.  He was so polite and would almost always stop at the tables he passed to say hello to fellow diners.  many a waitress swooned after him…”

Roger Moore – Last Man Standing

Pinewood Studios, England, 1977.  The two fresh-faced young leads from Superman: The Movie take their seats in the canteen during a break from filming.  At the height of his fitness regime for the part, Christopher Reeve would eat over four meals a day.  Reeve is also pictured here wearing his custom ‘Stunts Inc’ jacket given to him by Vic Armstrong which he would wear throughout production…