13 January 2017: Superman-The Movie Gallery Updates
The majority of the Superman-The Movie galleries have been updated with new and improved photos; check them out here.
There is still more work to be done in the Marketing & Promotion and Premieres/Press Junkets galleries; I am updating those over the next few weeks.
Below is a scan of an original storyboard from the CapedWonder Collection; see more storyboards here.
12 January 2017: The Super Train
Featured below is a photo of Clark Kent jumping in front of the Kansas Star train in Superman-The Movie (top) and an original photograph shot by me at the exact same level crossing – an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level – in Canada in 2011 (bottom). I was fortunate to have a train go by while I was there, as it was a very quiet track that day.
11 January 2017: Lynn Stalmaster Believes in Christopher Reeve
40 years ago this month – January 1977: Casting director Lynn Stalmaster strategically places a casting photo of a young stage actor on the top of Richard Donner’s inbox, only to discover later that the photo is placed at the bottom of the pile. Undeterred by his thoughts on the young actor, Stalmaster again places the photo at the top of the inbox, and again, three times in total. Donner takes a shot and contacts the actor, who is in the middle of production on the play, My Life, as an understudy for William Hurt, via his agent, to come in for a reading. The agent informs the actor that the chances of getting the part are remote at best because no one had seen a script. Christopher Reeve agrees to meet with Richard Donner to discuss the Superman project.
Read about Lynn Stalmaster’s amazing career here. And see his acceptance speech below for his Honorary Oscar at the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, on November 12, 2016.
These photos of Christopher Reeve below, shot to promote his character on the TV soap opera, ‘Love of Life’, were taken within a couple of years of Christopher Reeve first meeting Richard Donner about Superman. The headshot – with the white background – was scanned and retouched by me, and can be seen all over the internet on various websites, blogs and social media outlets.
09 January 2017: Superman II Alley Transformation
Please enjoy this panoramic of Clark Kent’s transformation into Superman in the back alley from Superman II using numerous Blu-ray screenshots. Click on the image and it will open in its own box. Then save the PNG file to your computer and open it with your favorite viewer to enjoy the full-size version (3447 x 400 pixels).
07 January 2017: Superman-The Movie Screenshots
Many Superman-The Movie screenshots have been uploaded to our satellite website on SmugMug. Please enjoy them here. There even more screenshots at the top of this page; see the far right dropdown.
01 January 2017: Wishing You a Prosperous New Year!
Hand-craved “CapedWonder Superman Imagery” by Michael J. Stribling. The carving is laying on a Giclée canvas gallery wrap enlargement of a Curt Gunther photo of Christopher Reeve as Superman. Photography and layout by Jim Bowers.