I saw Superman the Movie at the theatre in 1978 when I was a wee lad. It was the only movie I remember my Dad and I going to together... Wow... That memory just popped back in there... hit me hard... be back in a bit for more... oh man... BTW thanks, this is actually a good thing.
OK... I'm back. Superman the Movie. Me and Dad went to the movies together just the two of us... it was the one and only time he ever took me to movies. This is a precious memory, he would die just a few years later when I was 10 almost 11 years old. Got me emotional when I the memory hit me. Anyway here was the original tale was about to spin:At the Boswell Showcase as a lobby prop for this movie they had on display a real wooden 1940s era telephone booth! It stayed there for years after movie was long gone. It was big enough to change in and the little windows in the door were darkened so you couldn't see in it. It was certainly plausible that Clark Kent could change to Superman in one... But here is the trivia of whole thing... he really didn't change in a phone booth in the comics that much and he never did it in the old George Reeves TV show! So where did it come from? It came from the Radio show... at one time the radio show was more influential on the Superman mythos than anything else! Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Inspector Henderson, Kryptonite, and even the first meeting of Superman with Batman & Robin all appeared on the radio show first! This is why the telephone booth was so ingrained into the public psyche that audiences roared with laughter when Clark is searching for a place to change into superman and passing a modern open phone kiosk, he eyes it up and down before moving on.
Wow, that was a ton of awesome info on the Superman mythos. Thanks for sharing!Glad to hear it was a positive memory for you, but sorry to hear about your dad.
Its ok... I write in a stream of consiousness sometimes...I know where I want to end up but I just write what comes to mind as I get there... that old memory of dad and I just wandered in and well... I wasn't prepared for it and had to take a break to get back on track. I cherish the few memories I have of my dad because he left so early in my life. Cheers!
I never had the privilege of seeing Superman in theaters. Rather, my first experience was popping over the large Warner Bros. clam shell VHS cassette and popping it into our tape player - Or rather, my dad's.It's the type of movie that as an adult I appreciate way more than when I was a kid. It's got a fantastic story, great character building and to date the only man I will ever consider to be Superman, Christopher Reeves. From start to finish the film is built to perfection.
I was first exposed to George Reeves as Superman, but Christopher Reeve actually made be believe he was Superman... and they made him look like he just walked right out of a Curt Swan drawn Superman Comic from that time!
I was the opposite. Christopher was first for me, and George many years later. In fact, I may have seen all four Superman movies with Christopher before seeing the classic TV series.