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Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway

Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway

by Bruce Scivally
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First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman’s appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton “Bud” Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786431663
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/03/2007
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Film historian, documentary writer and producer Bruce Scivally lives in Northridge, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1. Siegel and Shuster Create a Legend 5

2. Superman on the Air 16

3. Superman Paramount 24

4. A Job for Kirk Alyn 29

5. Superman Comes to Television 45

6. The Middle Years 62

7. You’ll Believe a Man Can Fly 76

8. Echoes of the Past 110

9. Lois & Clark 121

10. Superman Wings It to the WB 135

11. Smallville 141

12. And Now a Word from Superman 159

13. Reviving Superman 166

Afterword 190

Appendix I: Superman Books 191

Appendix II: Superman-Related Websites 193

Appendix III: Superman Cast 194

Chapter Notes 197

Bibliography 217

Index 225

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Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
captainatom More than 1 year ago
Any Superman fan will want this book. It is well written and researched. With the new movie it needs an update but boy is it good to read what went on behind the scenes of the other films,TV shows, radio, broadway shows and cartoons. A fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago