26 November 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from CapedWonder.com! I truly appreciate your support and enthusiasm over the past 13+ years! Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!
Please take some time to read my friend Scott Cranford’s on-line book, SUPERMAN’S BOOK OF MORALS – it’s great! “This book is designed to present children with the classic, confident, and caring role model that’s not as visible in many modern interpretations.” — Scott Cranford.
25 November 2015
Happy 95th Birthday Noel Neill! Visit here CapedWonder page here!
Please enjoy this Superman-The Movie 188-minute television edit!
24 November 2015
Edited by Julian Francis Adderley.
20 November 2015 [UPDATED 25 November 2015]
The Saving Lois Lane gallery has been expanded with lots of new photos. Check them out here!
10 November 2015
NECA has done it again, this time with a 7″ figure of Christopher Reeve as Superman!
Visit NECA’s website to see more photos!
09 November 2015
THIS is a WONDERFUL video featuring a young boy named Grant Curran (dressed as Superman) meeting Christopher Reeve on Saturday Superstore on 17 January 1987. I always appreciated and admired how kind and genuine Christopher was with children. Check out Martin Lakin’s recent interview with Grant here!
08 November 2015
I have deactivated my Facebook account and left the CapedWonder page and group in the hands of my amazing admins until I return. I needed to free up some time to pursue other important projects.
I absolutely adore Superman set photographer Bob Penn’s photography for Superman-The Movie and Superman II: the Richard Donner Cut. I am incredibly blessed to own hundreds of his prints and transparencies. Among my favorites are his July 1977 iconic promotional poses of Christopher Reeve as Superman in various locations throughout New York City.
Below is a photo from the “fist” series (same photo/two versions). The left version is a “raw” source file with no alterations (courtesy of Superfan Matt Derby). The right version has had minimal retouching and some contrast adjustments to bring out the city background and select parts of his costume. Enjoy!
Below are two different photos from the “fist” series. Can you spot all of the differences between them? Enjoy!
07 November 2015
Portrait Artist Kristopher B. Meadows has recently completed a brand new oil on canvas painting of Christopher Reeve’s Superman, inspired by photos from Superman-The Movie. This is not to be missed. Click here to enjoy many photos of it!
31 October 2015
Please enjoy the full WonderCon 2015 CapedWonder Reunion Q&A Panel below! Please excuse the one word of profanity. See more about the reunion here!
27 October 2015
Here are more work-in-progress photo updates of professional portrait artist Kristopher B. Meadows’ stunning oil on canvas portrait of Christopher Reeve as Superman.
Happy Birthday Jeff East!
17 October 2015
Wishing Margot Kidder, our Favorite Lois Lane, a SUPER DUPER Happy Birthday!!! Super Hugs for you Margot!!!
10 October 2015
On this day in 2004, Christopher Reeve passed away. We will forever remember you, Chris, and the gifts you gave us all.
Featured here is Christopher Reeve’s original Director’s chair from the Richard Donner Superman Years at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios (1977-1978), an original Christopher Reeve Superman costume tunic, and original Christopher Reeve Superman boots, all from the CapedWonder Collection. Photography by Ramon Casares.
Tribute art by Jon Fendt.
25 September 2015
Today, September 25, 2015, would have been Christopher Reeve’s 63rd birthday. We celebrate his life each day here on CapedWonder.com.
Please enjoy this August 29, 1983 full-page ‘Variety’ ad congratulating Christopher on his immense success in his dual role as Superman and Clark Kent, a wonderful B&W headshot of Chris from 1988, and a trio of Chris looking sharp in a tuxedo.
Be sure to save the images to your computer so you can enjoy them full size.
21 September 2015
My friend, television’s Jimmy Olsen, and playwright, Jack Larson, passed away at 87 yesterday.
“True Gentleman” doesn’t do Jack justice; he was so kind, generous, friendly, and intelligent.
What a complete Honor and Privilege it was knowing him for 27 years.
Jack, I am so grateful that you inspired me to become a photographer, something I am very passionate about to this day. Goodbye my Friend. I will miss your voice, your smile, and your spirit.
Jack Larson gave me the first photo shown below; it features Jack backstage with Christopher Reeve at Chris’ performance of Summer and Smoke in Los Angeles in 1988.
The photos below of Noel Neill & Jack Larson were shot by me at Noel’s 85th Birthday Party on November 26, 2005, in Hollywood, CA.
The photos below from Christopher Reeve’s star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 15, 1997. The post ceremony party was held on the set of Cheers; Gerard Christopher is on the far left, followed by Jack Larson, Marc McClure, and Jim Bowers. See more photos from that day here.
Please enjoy the rare vintage photos below from The Adventures of Superman. See more here.
16 September 2015
Beginning 01 October 2015, updates will change from a few times per month to once per month. I’m also going to be cutting back on social media; it’s taking up WAY too much of my precious time. Have a great day!
15 September 2015
Superman Supersite has posted photos and a report about Prop Store of London’s huge auction of entertainment memorabilia being held on Wednesday, 23 September. Some of the auction items are currently on display at the British Film Institute (BFI) IMAX theater in London. Click here for more photos and information.
Supermania has posted information and pages from the auction’s official catalog here.
06 September 2015
We are now hosting an Artist Spotlight page for Jon Fendt! Thanks for all of your amazing creations Jon! Check it out here!
13 August 2015
A new “SAM” (Superman in Advertising & Media) scan as both a JPG and PDF file.
The New York Times article dated December 12, 1978 covering the December 11, 1978 New York City premiere of Superman-The Movie at the Loew’s Astor Plaza Theater benefiting the Special Olympics.
More about the fate of the Loew’s Astor Plaza Theater here.
View the PDF here.
IF you can’t see the PDF, download Adobe Acrobat Reader here and zoom into the scan.
Expect many more SAM scans!
06 August 2015
There are lots of new photos and updated photos in the Superman: The Richard Donner Years Galleries!
31 July 2015
On 23 September, 2015, Prop Store of London will be auctioning an authentic, screen-worn Christopher Reeve Superman “wet” costume tunic from Superman-The Movie. Go to the CapedWonder Superman Costume Page and scroll way down to learn more and see more photos.
30 July 2015
I finally received my NECA Christopher Reeve Superman figure from Entertainment Earth today. The figure is HUGE and quite impressive! I shot some portrait photographs of it (the first eight photos featured below). Enjoy!
29 July 2015
Marc McClure and Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III) at our CapedWonder WonderCon gathering last April! Thanks for being with us Marc and Jeff!
16 July 2015
A phenomenal trailer edited by CapedWonder Oliver Harper! Congratulations Oliver!
08 July 2015
04 July 2015
Happy 4th of July! Make it a Safe and Super Weekend!
02 July 2015
CapedWonder.com offers its most sincerest congratulations to Alaxandra Reeve Givens and her husband, Garren, on the birth of their new baby, Christopher! How wonderful that they named the baby after his grandfather, Christopher Reeve!
Read more here: Alexandra Reeve Givens Welcomes Son Christopher Russel