Rare Collection of Superman Autographs
COLLYER, Bud (1908-1969). Radio personality. His most memorable role was on February 12, 1940 when he assumed the title role “The Adventures of Superman.” Millions of young listeners sat in front of the radio visualizing the man of steel after hearing Collyer say: ”A strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men….” A choice large pencil signature “Bud Collyer” adding “Superman” on a vintage album page. A former collector has written in pencil “June 15,45”. Not a common signature.
ALYN, Kirk (1910-1999). First actor to play the D.C. Comics character Superman on the screen (1948). Photograph, 8”x10” head and shoulders pose as Superman. Signed with a three word sentiment: “Best wishes, Superman, Kirk Alyn.”
LARSON, Jack (1928-2015). American actor, best known for his portrayal of cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the Adventures of Superman TV series during the 1950’s. He was the partner/companion of Montgomery Clift. Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head and shoulders pose, smiling. Inscribed: “For Bob W- My best wishes, Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen.” Not common in signed photographs.
BOND, Tommy (1926-2005). American child actor in “Our Gang.” He was the first actor to appear on screen as “Superman’s pal” Jimmy Olsen (1948). He appeared in a total of 73 films. Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, full length pose of Bond with Superman. Signed: “Tommy Bond, Jimmy Olsen.”
NEILL, Noel (1920- ) American actress in motion pictures and television. Best known for her portrayal of Lois lane in the film series Superman (1948) as well as the television series The Adventures of Superman. Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, of Noel Neill with Kirk Alyn sitting in their newspaper office. Signed by both: “Noel Neill, Lois Lane” and “Superman, Kirk Alyn.”
Rare Signed Photograph
SHAYNE, Robert (1900-1992). American actor. Best remembered for his portrayal of Inspector Henderson in the television series “The Adventures of Superman.” Photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head and shoulders pose as Inspector Henderson. Inscribed and signed: “To Jim, Best wishes from Inspector Henderson, Robert Shayne.”
REEVE, Christopher (1952-2004). American actor wop was selected for the role of Superman out of 200 aspirants. Reeve played the part of Superman in the 1978 movie and performed his own stunts. During 1995 a horse riding incident broke his neck causing paralysis. Fabulous photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, head and shoulders pose as Superman from the Warner Bros. movie. Boldly signed. Very fine condition.
The collection ...................................$1,195.00