GEORGE "SUPERMAN" REEVES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300231
GEORGE REEVES Smiling early image, in formal attire with bow tie Photograph Signed: "Sincerely/Yours/George Reeves". Sepia, 8x10. Pencil note on verso (unknown hand: Feb. 1941).
Special Sale Price $2,762.50
Smiling early image, in formal attire with bow tie
Photograph Signed: "Sincerely/Yours/George Reeves". Sepia, 8x10. Pencil note on verso (unknown hand: Feb. 1941). Best known for playing the "Man of Steel" on film and on television, George Reeves (1914-1959), born George Bessolo, made his film debut in 1939, and played Stuart Tarleton, one of the Scarlett O'Hara's hopeful beaus, in Gone With the Wind (1940). The year he signed this photo, Reeves appeared in seven films, including a starring role as a Nazi-hunting FBI agent in Man at Large. Continuing his "life before Superman," Reeves was cast in 17 films, including Knute Rockne, All American, Virginia City, The Fighting 69th, 'Til We Meet Again, Pony Express Days and Meet the Fleet. Reeves' career took a fateful turn when he was cast as Superman/Clark Kent in 1951's Superman and the Mole Men, a role he reprised in the 1953-1957 television series. Superman in Scotland Yard, a compilation of three episodes from the TV series, was released in 1954. Reeves was neither the first nor the last film Superman, of course. Kirk Alyn preceded him, while Christopher Reeve and others have followed, but many buffs consider George Reeves the most authentic Man of Steel. His death by gunshot wound on June 16, 1959 was officially ruled a suicide, but suspicions of murder have persisted. Corners creased. Some surface creases (not effecting signature). Signature light, but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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