Background and Credits
Born in the early 1960s, I am an Army brat who has lived from Alaska to Panama, Canal Zone. My father was a highly decorated Army Infantry Airborne/Ranger Colonel, and my grandfather was a distinguished Army Major General. After graduating from a military college, I had the honor of serving my country as an Army Transportation Corps officer during and after Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. After military life, I spent much of my time in the photography industry until moving to the Western United States, where I’m married and very happy. Today, I enjoy my career as a photography, imaging and marketing professional.
My dad taught me not to put up with anyone’s negative energy; never compromise my integrity, morals or values; treat responsible, honest, hard-working people with respect, tact, common courtesy and manners; be giving and help others; give credit where credit is due; and ask for what I want. My mom taught me the power of kindness and laughter. Thank you for being great parents Mom and Dad!
My “Super” credits include Research Consultant for the three 2001 Superman-The Movie Special Edition DVD documentaries; Graphics/Photography Contributor to the 2006 Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition and Christopher Reeve Superman Collection DVD box sets; Creative Consultant and Photographer for the 2008 Superman-The Music (1978-1988) 8-CD music box set; and Photography Contributor to the 2008 Special Effects Superman: The Art and Effects of Derek Meddings coffee table book. I also contributed materials to the 1998 DC Comics books, Superman: The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Man of Steel and Superman Masterpiece Edition: The Golden Age of America’s First Super Hero. In July 2010, I was credited in the Cinemaquette Superman booklet.
I have been exposed to over 30 years of history of the Christopher Reeve Superman movie series, with focus and emphasis on photographs, promotional materials and collectibles (movie and non-movie). Through years of research and networking with fellow fans, celebrities, collectors and motion industry professionals, I have gathered a great deal of fascinating and highly-detailed information and materials. I am not an official movie prop authenticator, nor am I able to share my views or opinions about a prop’s origin, accuracy, authenticity or inauthenticity, so I highly recommend visiting Original Prop Blog and spending some time there to get answers.
CapedWonder™.com was launched on 28 March 2002. With your support, it is my hope and intention to keep this website going for a very long time.
Together, let’s Celebrate the Legacy of Christopher Reeve — a True American Hero.
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