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The Many Looks Of Superman
How the big blue boy scout’s suit has changed over the years

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The Many Looks Of Superman | George Reeves (1952 – 1958)
George Reeves (1952 – 1958)

Adventures Of Superman

Television’s first Superman, himself portrayed onscreen by Ben Affleck in 2006’s Hollywoodland, George Reeves was one of the famous victims of the “Curse of Superman”, dying of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1959. While Reeves was sometimes depressed after being typecast as Superman and finding it hard to land other roles, there’s no question that he took his work at Superman seriously, and did his best to provide a role-model for kids. But what about the duds? Well, the suit is once again seriously primary-coloured, and still boasts the granny pants of doom. But the shield looks more familiar, if still a little squished, and the cape is now properly attached along the back of his neckline. It’s clear that this provided a few pointers when it came time to transfer Superman back to the big screen in 1978…
 

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