18 August 2014
That’s right! We’re going to be exhibiting at WonderCon 2015. More celebrity announcements and details later…
15 August 2014
“The Reeve family, like many, will remember Robin for the humor, energy and brightness he brought into our lives through the screen. We will cherish him, though, for the quiet and unwavering support he showed our family through the hardest times. The world knew Robin as a comedic titan, but to our family, he was simply one of our Dad’s dearest friends. From the moment they were classmates at Julliard, their friendship transformed into a brotherhood that was built on a mutual admiration for the theater, the arts and, most importantly, laughter.” Read more here.
11 August 2014
Christopher Reeve’s best friend and college roommate, Robin Williams, has died at age 63. A devastating loss to the world. They will both be forever missed. Thank you for your Love, Laughter and Light. Our sincerest condolences go out to Robin’s family and friends. Read more about Robin and Chris’ friendship here.
05 August 2014
Here’s a newly restored full-frame transparency of Christopher Reeve in Gallup, New Mexico (June 1978) taking off after rescuing Jimmy Olsen from Hoover Dam (left). Artist Kristopher Meadows painted this scene with the American Flag many years ago and entitled it, “Someone To Believe In” (right). I sent a museum quality, framed print of the artwork to Christopher Reeve in 2001 and it instantly became Chris’ very favorite Superman item of all time; it hung in his office until his passing on October 10, 2004. Read more about Kris, Chris and the painting here.
28 July 2014
25 July 2014
How about that newspaper! Read more here.
20 July 2014
In honor of the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing, here are super rare photos of Richard Donner’s moon set at Pinewood Studios in October 1977. Thanks to Martin Lakin for the contest clipping.
11 July 2014
A new previously unreleased photo of Christopher Reeve! Here he is in New York City in July 1977 filming his flight approach to Frisky in the tree. Photo by New York based photographer Mike Ginsburg. From the CapedWonder Collection.
09 July 2014
Superman II and Superman III composer Ken Thorne has passed away at age 90. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. Thank you, Mr. Thorne, for your amazing Gift of Music. You will be greatly missed. Read more about Mr. Thorne here. Read more about Superman-The Music here.
19 June 2014
Today is the 33rd Anniversary of Superman II in U.S. theaters!
07 June 2014
David Schneder recently sent me his photos from the 1994 International Network of Somewhere in Time Enthusiasts (INSITE) weekend with Christopher Reeve. Thank you David.
31 May 2014
26 May 2014
I am in the midst of doing major updates and improvements to the Superman Donner Years galleries. Check them out and come back often! Below is a new 35mm transparency of Christopher Reeve as Superman photographed by Bob Penn in New York City in July 1977.
23 May 2014
Aaron Smolinski will be signing autographs at next month’s annual Metropolis Superman Celebration. Shown below are his show print and banner made by CapeWonder.com. See Aaron’s page on CapedWonder.com here.
14 May 2014
Today is the 20th anniversary of Noel Neill and Christopher Reeve’s historic appearance at the Atlanta Trek Dixie Convention! Thanks to Ron Nastrom for making it happen! I hope to have some never-before-seen video footage available later this year of Christopher Reeve’s autograph session. Until then, please enjoy his rousing 90-minute Q&A filmed by me (the date on the video is incorrect). All photography is Copyright Jim Bowers.
Matthew Reeve attended the ‘Superman Hall of Heroes’ event yesterday in New York City in honor of his father. Read more here.
13 May 2014
Lots of new photos in the Donner Years Superman galleries! Below are four samples. Enjoy!
05 May 2014
69 new behind-the-scenes photos from the Superman Donner Years Behind-the-Scenes Gallery have been added! Click here to see them all!
27 April 2014
A recent interview with Richard Donner.
15 April 2014
17 years ago today, Christopher Reeve received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here’s one of many photos I shot on that amazing day. See more photos and read the full scoop here.
I have photographed Christopher Reeve’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame numerous times since it was unveiled on April 15, 1997.
Among my photos is this extreme closeup of the “REEVE” portion of Chris’ star shot on March 29, 2010. I wanted you to be able to see all of the detail (and wear) of the materials used to create the star. You’ll notice that I de-emphasized the surrounding street surface and added a shadow around the star to make it pop out a bit.
The file is 2000 pixels wide for your desktop enjoyment.
Please keep in mind that all of my original photography appearing in this group, on the Facebook page, and on CapedWonder.com is Copyright ©Jim Bowers 2002-2014, and may not be posted elsewhere on the World Wide Web, duplicated or printed without written permission by me.
14 April 2014
Happy 55th Birthday to Mark Pillow! He portrayed Nuclear Man (II) in Superman IV. Check out all of the new photos in the Superman IV.
02 April 2014
Here are some low-res raw scans of candidates for the coffee table book. All photos are from the CapedWonder Collection.
28 March 2014
Today is the 12 Anniversary of CapedWonder.com! Why did I pick March 28th to launch the site in 2002? See the ad below and notice the “March 28th” date – the first day of filming Richard Donner’s Superman-The Movie and Superman II in 1977 – 37 years ago! Thank you for your Super Support for 12 Amazing Years!
25 March 2014
Aaron Smolinski called me this morning to announce that he will be an honored guest at this June’s annual Superman celebration in Metropolis, IL. He’s looking forward to connecting with the fans and signing autographs. He’ll be doing a question & answer session on Saturday, June 14th. Aaron’s a fantastic, genuine, personable and down-to-earth gentleman who you will definitely want to meet! Click here for more celebration information. Please visit Aaron’s page here on CapedWonder.com..
UPDATE MARCH 26, 2014: Aaron will be joined by Valerie Perrine, Dean Cain, and Billy Dee Williams at the celebration.
16 March 2014
Six new behind-the-scenes photos have been added to the Donner Years gallery. Featured here is one of those six photos. Click here to see them all!
15 March 2014
Editor Julian Adderley has posted this emotional Christopher Reeve interview conducted one month before his passing.
13 March 2014
Editor Julian Adderley has posted this great Superman-The Movie music montage by Erich Kunzel.
13 February 2014
“I think of Chris all the time. This (cardboard cutout of him as Superman) is right next to my pool, and I get in the pool a lot and I look up there and I think about him a lot. There’s nobody that could have played that role the way he played it. I don’t think anyone will ever come along and play it like he played it — others will have to play it different — and on top of that, he was a really special individual. A great kid, a great person, loving and devoted, a great sense of humor and the personification of a good friend. He also made my career. I think about him an awful lot.” — Richard Donner
03 February 2014
Here’s a 1986 Diet Coke advertisement. The ‘S’ shield looks very familiar to the Superman movie ‘S’ seen here.
07 February 2014
31 January 2014
Here’s a photo I just now dug out of the archives and scanned in honor of Gene Hackman’s 84th birthday today. Featuring Gene with Chris Reeve at the Superman-The Movie Hollywood Premiere at the Mann’s Chinese Theater on December 14, 1978.
Two seldom seen publicity photos featuring Christopher Reeve as Superman with only ONE hand on his hip rather than the more common BOTH hands on his hips.
29 January 2014
I am immediately reminded of baby Superman’s starship trench. I hope no one was hurt at these farms. There is a Facebook page to help the farmers.
28 January 2014 [UPDATED 27 January]
Did you know that 4′ 1″ Kiran Shah was an uncredited stuntman on ‘Superman-The Movie’? He was used for long distant flying shots (although I am uncertain where he is actually seen in the final cut of the movie).
I have been in touch with the author of Kiran’s future biography and am happy to reveal this CapedWonder exclusive rare and unpublished behind-the-scenes photo of Kirah in his Superman costume. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of his biography.
Aaron Smolinski at the Grammys!
167 Blu-ray screenshots have been added to the Smallville page.
Look familiar? This is from the April 1996 Land’s End catalog. (Save the larger version to your desktop and then open with your favorite photo viewer to read the comic text.)
27 January 2014
Ever wondered if it was actually Chris Reeve ripping opening his shirt in the well-known 1978 promotional photo? Nope, not Chris! Here’s the model…with a mustache – identity unknown.
“…I’ve been kind of busy for awhile.” — Superman.
See more photos here.
Listen to Aaron Smolinski’s interview on Sci-fi Sundae #22. B&W photo from the CapedWonder Collection.
24 January 2014
Here’s the entire Superman-The Movie helicopter rescue as 751 Blu-ray screenshots. Please give the page time to load all of the small photos. Click here to enjoy!
22 January 2014 [UPDATED 27 January]
More new Ramón Casares photographs of a Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman figure wearing a custom costume.
15 January 2014
A new page of Blu-ray screenshots has been created from the 2006 documentary, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman. Below is one screenshot from Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane audition. Click here to view all of the screenshots.
13 January 2014
Baby Superman, Aaron Smolinski, made a cameo in last summer’s Man of Steel. Here is a screenshot from his scene.
Contrary to reports circulating the internet, Aaron is NOT the man in the command center who calls the Man of Steel “Superman” in the movie.
Please visit Aaron’s page here on CapedWonder.com to see more screenshots and learn more about Aaron.
On February 1, 2014, at select Canadian Cineplex theatres across Canada, you can go see Superman-The Movie. Click here to visit The Great Digital Film Festival page.
Please visit Kris Meadows’ Artist Spotlight page!
12 January 2014
Official CapedWonder Photographer and Graphic Designer Ramón Casares has created two new amazing Superman images using his original photography and digital wizardry.
Expect to see an Artist Spotlight page devoted to Ramon’s work sometime in 2014.
10 January 2014
Somewhere in Time is coming to Blu-ray on March 4, 2014. Pre-order your copy today!
08 January 2014
Lots of new photos from the Richard Donner Superman Years (1977-1978) have been added to the Donner Years Behind-the-Scenes Gallery. Enjoy the sampling below!
01 January 2014
Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 is a very prosperous, productive and satisfying year for each of you!
Updates will be less frequent for much of 2014. Thanks for your continued support of and interest in CapedWonder.com!