Remembering Noel Neill
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, we will be honoring the life and career of the late actress Noel Neill, best known for her role as “Lois Lane” in the 1950s television series, ‘The Adventures of Superman’.
The event will be held, appropriately enough, in the Southern Illinois town of Metropolis, where Noel was present in 2010 for the dedication of a statue of Lois Lane, modeled after her likeness.
The service is being held on Saturday, November 5, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, IL. It is open to the public.
Miss Neill passed away of natural causes on July 3, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona. She was 95.
As of this writing, the scheduled speakers/presenters include the following:
* Dr. Pam Munter of Palm Desert, CA. She is the author of Almost Famous, and When Teens Were Keen. Pam will discuss Noel’s life in Hollywood before Lois Lane. Website: pammunter.com
* Jim Nolt of Lancaster, PA, editor of The Adventures Continue. Website: jimnolt.com
* Jim Bowers of Las Vegas, Nevada, editor of CapedWonder Superman Imagery. Website: CapedWonder.com. Jim will also be showing a special tribute video.
* Steve Younis, Sydney, Australia, (video contribution), editor of Superman Homepage. Website: supermanhomepage.com
* Larry Blankley of Granite City, Illinois
* John Field of San Diego, CA (video contribution)
* Lisa Gower & Karla Ogle of the Metropolis, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
* Terry Ryan of Sydney, Australia
* Stephanie Perrin of Romeo, Michigan
* Angie Sivori of Lake Charles, Louisiana
* Larry Thomas Ward of Tucson, AZ, author of “Truth, Justice, & The American Way: The Life & Times of Noel Neill” and “Beyond Lois Lane”.
Music will be performed by The Melungeons.
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