Today’s site is one that is a little different. It is nostalgic (for us baby boomers) and informative (for those who first came to know of these events in the past year). Best of all, it is one that give one a reason to think. So up, up, and away…
The name of the site is Who Killed TV’s Superman. It is an article from the TV Pary Web site. In case you don’t know, or were never aware of him, George Reeves is considered the best of all the actors to have played the role of the man of steel. But it was a role that he grew to detest and hate – it cost him his acting career and, eventually, his life. For trivia buffs, George Reeves appeared in the film “Gone With The Wind” and had a speaking part (can you find him?). He was given a major role in the film “From Here To Eternity” but audiences by that time could not accept him as anyone other than Superman. So most of his best scenes from what was to be a comeback role wound up on the cutting room floor.
This article discusses all of that, and has some advertisements for all of the Superman television show DVDs. Many were shot in color and are great to watch. This was a time in our country when it was still possible for audiences to cheer for someone who stood for truth, justice, and the American way. Today he would probably be booed. The Warp-o-Meter gives this site a 5.5, but don’t let that stop you from putting on your cape and flying on over.
[tags]Superman, superhero, George Reeves, man of steel[/tags]