Lobby Card, Superman in Exile

Description (Brief):

Promotional lobby card for the 1954 movie "Superman in Exile." The film was a compilation of three previously released episodes of the popular television series "Adventures of Superman." The card, one of a set produced for the film, features a still of three characters and an animal cage.

Description (Brief)

Premiering in 1952, the syndicated program "Adventures of Superman" ran on television for 6 seasons and 104 episodes. The three episodes packaged into the movie "Superman in Exile" were all taken from the show's second season (1953-1954.) They include the stories "Superman in Exile;" "The Face and the Voice," and "The Whistling Bird"

Description (Brief)

The "Adventures of Superman" starred actor George Reeves in the title role. The show also featured Noel Neill as journalist Lois Lane, Jack Larson as cub reporter/ photographer Jimmie Olson, and John Hamilton as editor Perry White.

Description (Brief)

The character of Superman first flew into action in 1938. The costumed superhero was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland Ohio, who used, among other things, Classical mythology, philosopher Fredrich Nietzche's concept of the "uber mensch," and the era's popular science fiction and adventure writing, for inspiration.

Description (Brief)

With his debut in Action Comics #1, Superman became an instant sensation with audiences, inspired by the "Man of Tomorrow's" virtue and heroics at time when the Nation was slowly emerging from the economic catastrophe of the Great Depression and moving closer to World War.

Description (Brief)

Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Superman was sent to Earth as a child, where our world's yellow sun granted him extraordinary powers such as flight, super-strength, near-invulnerability, as well as other extraordinary abilities including heat and X-Ray vision. As an adult living in the city of Metropolis, the alien, born Kal-El, protects his identity by assuming the persona of Clark Kent, a "mild-mannered" journalist.

Description (Brief)

Fighting for "Truth and Justice," Superman birthed a cultural fascination with superheroes, and has become one of the most recognizable and influential fictional characters in history. In addition to comic books, the character has been explored in all forms of media, including radio, television, and film, and has been used to promote a variety of successful consumer products, educational initiatives and public service campaigns.

Date Made: 1954

Associated Person: Reeves, GeorgeNeill, NoelLarson, JackCopyright Holder: National Comics Publications, Inc.Maker: National Comics Publications, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: SupermanMotion PicturesGeneral Subject Association: Television


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Credit Line: DC Comics, Incorporated

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0213.015Accession Number: 1987.0213Catalog Number: 1987.0213.015

Object Name: lobby card

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3db4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1192389

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