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The Original Superman on Television Paperback – April 21, 2011
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Author Michael J. Bifulco covers the entire series episode-by-episode in chronological order. The new edition contains even more photographs than previous editions, with photos that are larger and sharper-looking.
Every episode (including a special U.S. Treasury Savings Bond short subject film "Stamp Day For Superman" with the TV cast) has a synopsis and cast list. The author has also added short biographical profiles of the major players and character actors who appeared on "The Adventures Of Superman", and has unearthed many fascinating facts about the making of the series.
Best of all "The Original Superman On Television" is a wonderful tribute to George Reeves, the magnificent but under-rated actor who's talent and star charisma made a two-dimensional comic book character into a three-dimensional success.
The companions to this book are "Speeding Bullet" by
Jan Alan Henderson about the life and mysterious death of George Reeves, and "Behind The Crimson Cape: The Cinema Of George Reeves" by Jan Alan Henderson and
Steve Randisi which completely covers Reeves' extensive motion picture career.
I give it 2 stars instead of one because the author does love the show as much as I do, but you will learn nothing new from this. I get the impression that the only research that went into this was watching the episodes. Well, OK, now I know how many times Ben Weldon or Tristram Coffin were on the show. I didn't know that. Of course, I could have looked that up on IMDb.
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A NEAR RE-DO OF MY REVIEW ON HIS BOOK ON THE 1948 & 1950 SUPERMAN SERIALS, THIS IS THE RUN-OF-THE-MILL, COMMON-PLACE books that I prefer, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT... Read morePublished 22 months ago by John A Driscoll
I grew up watching George Reeves playing the man of steel... Loved the show, have all the DVDs and now I'm enjoying this book!Published on October 16, 2013 by TomCable