London Film Museum Gallery
This first costume pictured below was photographed by Martin Lakin in 2008 and has since been returned to the Prop Store of London. It appears to be the very same costume that Christopher Reeve is shown wearing in this photo taken at Pinewood Studios, England for Superman II.
This second costume pictured below was photographed by Martin Lakin in July 2012 and has since been returned to the Prop Store of London. It appears to be the very same costume that Christopher Reeve is shown wearing in this one-of-a-kind continuity Polaroid taken on the Lex Luthor set at Pinewood Studios, England, in September 1977 and in various promotional photos for Superman-The Movie.
Prop Store of London’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction
Over 450 lots of original props, costumes and rare production material from more than 150 films and television shows were auctioned at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London on September 23, 2015. The spectacular live event featured an interactive webcast with bidding available online, by phone or in person.
Prop Store and ODEON also presented a 2 week, museum-grade, free-to-enter exhibition showcasing over 250 of the auction lots. This display will allow visitors the opportunity to get up close with these incredible pieces of entertainment history.
Below are photos (courtesy of Prop Store of London) of an authentic, screen-worn Christopher Reeve Superman “wet” underwater costume tunic worn in the Superman-The Movie scene where Superman struggles to free himself from the deadly Kryptonite in Lex Luthor’s lair pool. Also featured below are CapedWonder photos of Christopher Reeve on the set wearing a “wet” costume.
Below are photos (courtesy of Prop Store of London) of an authentic, screen-worn Christopher Reeve Superman “muscle” underwater costume tunic worn in Superman-The Movie during select flying sequences.
Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour Gallery
Superfans Greg Joseph and Joseph Rinaldi shot these exclusive photos of an authentic, screen-worn Superman-The Movie Christopher Reeve Superman costume and an authentic, screen-worn Superman III evil Superman costume at the New York Comic Con. These two costumes were part of the Superman 75th Anniversary Costume Tour by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment.
Photos by Greg Joseph:
Photos by Joseph Rinaldi:
Julien’s Auctions Gallery
I developed a business relationship with the President, CEO and Founder of Julien’s Auctions, Darren Julien, a few years ago, and have been friends with the company’s COO, Jason DeBord for well over a decade. Always the consummate professionals and very accommodating, Darren and Jason have been gracious enough to share these detailed photos of three excellent examples of authentic, screen-worn Superman IV flying costumes.
The first two costumes came directly from Superman IV‘s London-Cannon Films Post Production Supervisor, Stephen Barker, while the third from an anonymous source who worked at the studios at the time of filming.
Please note that one photo features red stockings in place of boots. The stockings were NOT production used.