GEORGE "SUPERMAN" REEVES - EPHEMERA UNSIGNED CIRCA 1953 - HFSID 350552
Sale Price $8,500.00
Breakaway shirt & tie worn by Reeves in the The Adventures of Superman.
Ephemera Unsigned: Shirt and tie worn by actor George Reeves on classic The Adventures of Superman television series in 1953. Accompanied by letter from prior owner when on loan to the Smithsonian National Museum of Modern History in 1987. Best known for playing the "Man of Steel" on film and on television, George Reeves (1914-1959) made his film debut in 1939. He played one of Scarlett O'Hara's hopeful beaus in Gone With the Wind (1940). Reeves' career took a turn when he was cast as Superman/Clark Kent in 1951's Superman and the Mole Men, a role he reprised in the 1953-1958 television series. In The Adventures of Superman, Reeves portrayed the character again. Reeves was neither the first nor the last film Superman, of course. Kirk Alyn preceded him, while Christopher Reeve and many others have followed. Reeves was never able to shake off being typecast as Superman; the television show ran until he was 44 years old. His death by gunshot wound on June 16, 1959, was officially ruled a suicide, but suspicions of murder have persisted. Chipped along edges of frame and at corners. Shirt exhibits yellowing and staining. Fine condition. Framed to an overall size of 30½ x 25¼. Minor wearing and chips on frame.
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