KIRK ALYN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 06/24/1978 - HFSID 292579
KIRK ALYN Shown in character as Blackhawk from the 1952 serial film Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom Photograph inscribed and signed: "To - Allan/a great fan!/Black Hawk/Kirk Alyn/Houston/6-24-78". B/w, 10x8.
Sale Price $180.00
Shown in character as Blackhawk from the 1952 serial film Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To - Allan/a great fan!/Black Hawk/Kirk Alyn/Houston/6-24-78". B/w, 10x8. . Kirk Alyn (1910-1999) was the first actor to portray the Man of Steel on film. He played the character Superman in the 15 episode serial film Superman (1948) and its sequel Atom Man vs. Superman (1950). Alyn enjoyed a loyal fan following for his two Superman appearances, reflecting that fact in the title of his 1974 autobiography, A Job for Superman. The actor had first appeared as a chorus boy in such major Broadway musicals of the 1930s as Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing and Hellzapoppin. Moving to Hollywood in 1942, he was briefly seen in Columbia's My Sister Eileen (1942) and You Were Never Lovelier (1943).The Blackhawks began as comic book heroes fighting Nazis, finding plenty of other foes in the postwar world. Alyn starred in this serial version from 1952. Corners lightly creased and worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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