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Production-Used Script


A script from the production of Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. Intended to be filmed alongside Superman II, the production encountered a host of difficulties and setbacks, including the departure of director Guy Hamilton, who had to leave the production due to his status as a tax exile. Bound in a blue card cover, this […]

September 29, 2019


Yvonne Blake Lara Susannah Yorke Costume Sketch


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolour on 16 in. x 23 in. leaf of illustration paper, featuring Susannah York as Superman’s mother,“Lara,” and wearing the distinctive grey/silver “projection” costume as worn on Krypton. From the personal collection of Superman producer Ilya Salkind. Estimate: $4,000 to $6,000

October 5, 2019


‘Lex Luthor Falling From Ursa’s Back’ Original Pencil Drawn Designs and Production Made Copies


“Why do you say this to me, when you know that I will kill you for it?” A set of original design sketches from Richard Lester’s 1980 action packed film Superman II. Superman (Christopher Reeve) agrees to sacrifice his powers so he can lead a normal life and start a relationship with Lois Lane (Margot […]

November 23, 2019


Lex Luthor’s (Gene Hackman) Waistcoat and Trousers


Lex Luthor’s (Gene Hackman) waistcoat and trousers from Richard Donner’s superhero classic Superman. Luthor wore his costume when he discovered Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) weakness, Kryptonite. The waistcoat screen matches the scene in the library where Luthor plots against the superhero. Made from linen, the costume comprises a grey pinstripe waistcoat with matching trousers. The waistcoat […]

September 29, 2019


Yvonne Blake Jor-El Marlon Brando Costume Sketch


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolour on 16 in. x 23 in. leaf of illustration paper, featuring Marlon Brando as Superman’s father,“Jor-El,” and wearing the distinctive grey/silver “projection” costume as worn on Krypton. Includes an additional clear overlay with matching vestments for presentation and approval of the producer. From the personal collection […]

October 5, 2019


Collection of Hand-Painted Concept Artwork


A set of six hand-painted artworks detailing various scientific and electrical set pieces from Richard Donner’s Superman. These art pieces showcase a combination of pencil, paint and pastel on black paper and card, one appears to show an early imagining of the Krypton homeworld. Several pieces are mounted onto another layer of card; two even […]

August 17, 2019


Fortress of Solitude Crystal


A prop crystal from Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. Crystals were seen in the Fortress of Solitude when Superman (Christopher Reeve) summoned the consciousness of his father Jor-El (Marlon Brando). The piece is made of clear resin and shows some wear from production use, but remains in fine overall condition. Dimensions: 28 cm x 3 […]

September 29, 2019


Yvonne Blake Eve Teschmacher Valerie Perrine Costume Sketch


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolor on 16 in. x 23 in. leaf of illustration paper, featuring Valerie Perrine as Lex Luthor’s sexy secretary/companion-in-crime, “Eve Teschmacher.” From the personal collection of Superman producer Ilya Salkind. Estimate: $1,200 to $1,500

October 5, 2019


Superman (Christopher Reeve) Costume Display


Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) costume from Richard Donner’s classic superhero film Superman and its sequels Superman II and Superman III, both directed by Richard Lester. A groundbreaking film, the original Superman brought a sense of legitimacy to the superhero genre, and earned numerous accolades for its storytelling and visual effects. The costume was worn in the […]

August 25, 2019


Travelling Matte Unit Clapperboard


A travelling matte unit clapperboard from Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. The travelling matte unit was responsible for masking moving objects during special-effects photography, particularly when Superman (Christopher Reeve) was seen flying. This slate is made of black-painted wood with a clapper that is attached via metal hardware. The clapperboard shows white paint which divided […]

September 29, 2019


Yvonne Blake Lex Luthor Gene Hackman Costume Sketch


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolor on 16 in. x 23 in. leaf of illustration paper, featuring Gene Hackman as Superman’s archenemy, “Lex Luthor.” From the personal collection of Superman producer Ilya Salkind. Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000

October 5, 2019


Production Used Script


A production-used script from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. Written by David and Leslie Newman, this second draft is dated 20th July 1979 and was issued to construction manager Terry Apsey. The script is bound in a blue card cover with script clips, and consists of 140 A4 pages printed on white paper. The […]

August 31, 2019


Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) and Superman (Christopher Reeve) Contact Sheets


A set of four contact sheets from Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. Used by production staff to select press stills, these contact sheets show Gene Hackman during Lex Luthor’s swimming pool sequence and Christopher Reeve during Superman’s heroic crime prevention spree. Each sheet is printed on glossy photographic paper displaying a number of contact prints, […]

October 1, 2019


Ilya Salkind’s personal Superman the Movie script


247pp, original dark blue studio covers with gilt lettered Superman. This revised script dated July, 1976 was the personal script of producer Ilya Salkind, and is signed by Salkind on the title page. From Ilya Salkind’s personal collection. Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000

October 5, 2019


“Superman Extinguishes Flames” Daily Planet Newspaper


A Daily Planet “Superman Extinguishes Flames” newspaper from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman III. The production-made newspaper refers to the moment ‘evil’ Superman (Christopher Reeve) blew out the Olympic flame, but the sequence was ultimately not used in the final cut of the film. Consisting of the front and back cover, the piece is printed […]

August 31, 2019


Combined Superman and Superman II Script


A combined script used in the production of Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman and Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. Both films were intended to be shot simultaneously, and much of Superman II had been shot when a break was called to finish Superman. Lester was ultimately called upon to complete filming after the studio […]

October 1, 2019


Christopher Reeve complete Hero Superman costume


This costume consists of a long-sleeve leotard of blue and red stretch jersey, with chest emblazoned with the trademark Superman “S” and an interior Bermans & Nathans label typed “Christopher Reeves [sic] 12186 Superman;” a pair of matching blue stretch nylon tights with interior Bermans & Nathans label typed “Christopher Reeve Colour A 18629;” a […]

October 5, 2019


Hand-Drawn Pencil Space Rocket Concept Designs


A set of eight pencil designs for various sections of a space rocket and lunar module from Richard Donner’s Superman. Each page of this set is full of hand-drawn images on tracing paper; some have measurements and scales written alongside. Many of the sheets have worn edges and short crease marks across the edges, but […]

August 31, 2019


Set of Four Building Construction Blueprints


A set of building construction blueprints from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. This collection of four paper blueprints includes one print of the Eiffel Tower from the beginning of the film and three prints of Metropolis buildings. The Eiffel Tower print includes a detailed plan of the elevator underside that Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) […]

October 1, 2019


Susannah Yorke Lara costume


This is the incredible costume worn by Susannah York in her key role as Lara, mother of Superman. The two-piece costume consists of tunic, with faux jewel detailing around the collar, and pants each layered with a luminous silver/gray reflective material, which appears to glow when, subjected to strong light. This ingenious costume effect was […]

October 5, 2019


Hand-Drawn Collage & Painted Control Panel Concept Designs


A set of four original control panel designs created during the production of Richard Donner’s Superman. These designs were created using pastels, paint and pencil on card collages with some contemporary clippings added to the screens. The smaller piece is signed by Harry Lange alongside a scale annotation. Three collages are presented in plastic sleeves […]

August 31, 2019


Peter Murton’s Personal Script


Bound in brown card with metal fastenings, the 140-page script is printed on white A4 paper. The cover features a cut-out window revealing the film’s title. Murton’s name and an issue number of 18 are written on the cover page. Printed lines cross through scenes that had already been shot. The script displays creases and […]

October 1, 2019


Clark Kent transformation suit worn by Christopher Reeve


Grey pinstripe, single-breasted suit jacket and pants. The jacket has an internal Bermans & Nathans label “Chris Reeves [sic] 12849 Superman.” The pants are purpose-split at the back near the waistband, most likely for attachment of a wire harness for this scene. Reeve wore this suit during the scene in which Lex Luthor summons him […]

October 5, 2019


Hand Drawn Apollo Module Concept Artwork


A hand-drawn artwork of the lunar Apollo module attacked by Zod, Ursa and Non in the early scenes of Richard Donner’s Superman II. The piece is drawn with pen, ink, paint and pastel on black card with subtitles. The work is signed by Harry Lange in white pastel, mounted on tan card and presented in […]

September 1, 2019


Production-Used Script


production-used script from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman III. Written by David and Leslie Newman, this final-draft script is dated October 1981 and was issued to uncredited construction manager Terry Apsey. The script is bound in a blue card cover with script clips and contains 161 US Letter-sized pages printed on white paper. Displaying only […]

October 1, 2019


Marlon Brando complete Signature Jor-El costume


Marlon Brando wore this amazing costume in his memorable role as Jor-El, the father of Superman. The costume consists of tunic with iconic “S” insignia with faux jewel detailing, sleeveless full-length robe with faux jewel detailing on the shoulders, pants and boots. The entire costume is layeredwith a luminous silver/gray reflective material, which appears to […]

October 5, 2019


Screen Matched Clark Kent To Superman Transformation Phonebox


A phone box from Sidney J. Furie’s superhero sequel Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) used a phone box in a subway station to transform into Superman and save Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and a train full of passengers after the driver had a heart attack and the train went out […]

September 2, 2019


Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) Flying Tunic


Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) flying tunic from Sidney J. Furie’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. This tunic was created for use in flying sequences. Originally designed by Yvonne Blake for the original Superman films, and made by costumiers Bermans and Nathans, the tunic is made of Polyamide, a specially blended synthetic fabric designed to provide […]

October 1, 2019


Superman 2 Movie Prop Newspaper Daily Planet “White House Surrenders”


Superman 2 Movie Prop Newspaper Daily Planet “White House Surrenders” Featuring Terence Stamp’s General Zod.  Prop has been encased in a UV protected frame and in a smoke-free and pet-free household.

October 10, 2019


Optical Effects Test Footage Reel


A film reel, Betamax tape and CD of EFX test footage from Richard Donner’s superhero movie Superman.The film reel is stored in its original case and contains optical effects test footage. The footage has been transferred onto the tape and CD, and features a repeated take of a confrontation between Superman (Christopher Reeve) and Lex […]

September 3, 2019


Production Storyboard Copies – Superman Pulls Man From Car


Scene Reference: A storyboard is a filmmaking tool productions use to pre-visualise scenes shot by shot. Components: Storyboard 27 Materials: Paper Tags & Markings: Shot 27, description “SM bends down, opens the sunroof and reaches in -” Storyboard 27A Materials: Paper Tags & Markings: Shot 27A, description “SM pulls the driver from the car” Condition: […]

October 1, 2019


Daily Planet Letterhead


An original prop letterhead used in the 1978 film. These were used as set decoration. Originally included an envelope but this has been sold separately. This Lot is the prop Letterhead only. Accompanies the original Propstore COA (pictured).

October 19, 2019


Daily Planet “Caped Wonder Stuns City” Newspaper


A Daily Planet “Caped Wonder Stuns City” newspaper from Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. Perry White (Jackie Cooper) held up a newspaper the morning after Superman (Christopher Reeve) rescued Lois (Margot Kidder) from an out-of-control helicopter, and demanded the Planet reporters discover more about the flying stranger. Printed on newspaper stock, the cover features the […]

September 3, 2019


Crew Screening Ticket


A screening ticket from the promotion of Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. Sent to Earth from his home planet of Krypton, Kal-el (Christopher Reeve) is raised by humans and grows to become the honest and true Clark Kent, while also taking on the identity of Superman to protect the people of Earth. Tickets were allocated […]

October 1, 2019


Multi-Layer Storyboard – Vera Becomes A Cyborg


“Activate circuits 29 through W7 and start full-power coordinates on exterior defensive systems.” “In other words, push this red button.” “How did you know about that?” A multi-layer storyboard from the production of Richard Lester’s 1983 superhero sequel Superman III. Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman (Christopher Reeve) in two: good Clark Kent and […]

October 27, 2019


Superman SFX Flying Miniature


A Superman special effects flying miniature from Richard Donner’s superhero film Superman. FX flying miniatures were used during the film for some shots of Superman (Christopher Reeve) flying through the sky. This miniature is a resin model of Superman in his iconic blue, red and yellow costume, his arms stretched in front of him. A […]

September 8, 2019


Kryptonite crystal


This is the spectacular screen-used Kryptonite crystal prominently seen in the beginning of Superman: The Movie. In the movie, Jor-El (played by Marlon Brando) plucks the mythical green crystal from a nest of hollow crystals and places it in the infant Kal-El’s (baby Superman) pod before jettisoning his son away from danger, into space and […]

October 4, 2019


Lorelei (Pamela Stephenson) Storyboard


“I ask you to kill Superman, and you’re telling me you couldn’t even do that one, simple thing.” A Lorelei (Pamela Stephenson) storyboard from the production of Richard Lester’s 1983 superhero sequel Superman III. Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar causes Superman (Christopher Reeve) to split in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel. […]

October 27, 2019


Daily Planet “White House Surrenders” Newspaper


A Daily Planet newspaper with a “White House Surrenders” headline from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. Papers with this headline were printed after General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his Kryptonian cronies took the White House by force. Newspapers are seen being sold by a street vendor, as well as on various tables as set […]

September 8, 2019


Miniature School Bus


Miniature yellow school bus measuring approx. 38 in. long fabricated from wood, styrene plastic and metal, meticulously hand-painted and detailed with weathered effects and small figurines inside. The bus has solid rubber tires, and is wired with two switches to illuminate (untested). Used in the sequence when Superman saves the bus from going over the […]

October 5, 2019


Original Studio Costume Emblem Design


“Easy, miss. I’ve got you.” “You – you’ve got me? Who’s got you?” Original studio costume emblem design from Richard Donner’s 1978 superhero film Superman. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero. This emblem and many like it […]

October 31, 2019


Two Hand-Drawn Storyboards


Two hand-drawn storyboards from the production of Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. Both are labelled as part of the “Metropolis” battle sequence, with one page depicting Superman (Christopher Reeve) standing on a building ledge, and the other showing Superman charging towards Non (Jack O’Halloran). Dated “21.7.79”, the storyboards are rendered in pencil. Each drawing […]

September 8, 2019


Four Prop Newspapers


Original (4) prop newspapers. From Superman: The Movie: prop The Metropolis Times newspaper with headline “Live Warheads Used On Twin Missile Test” and prototype New York Times paper with “Blue Bomb Buzzes Metropolis” (same headline and photo were used on film version but printed on The Metropolis Times). From Superman III: the Italian newspaper Corriere […]

October 5, 2019


Green Crystal


An original prop used in the production of Superman II, the 1980 superhero sequel starring Christopher Reeve in the title role. This is an original green memory crystal which plays a significant role in the franchise including the creation of the Fortress of Solitude with this crystal being similar in size and shape to the […]

November 5, 2019


Cosmonaut Boris’ (Jim Dowdall) Spacesuit


Cosmonaut Boris’ (Jim Dowdall) spacesuit from Richard Lester’s superhero sequel Superman II. Boris wore his spacesuit on the moon as the Artemis II’s crew was attacked by General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O’Halloran). The spacesuit is made of cotton, with a reflective plastic film and a metal helmet neck ring. […]

September 8, 2019


Yvonne Blake Superman Costume Sketch


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolor on a 16 ½ in. x 23 ½ in. sheet of artist’s illustration paper, featuring the classic superhero costume for Superman. This design was executed before Christopher Reeve was cast in the title role, so the likeness of Superman is somewhat general. Costume notes at the […]

October 5, 2019


Superman’s Christopher Reeve Make-Up Chart Display


“Good afternoon, Mr. President. Sorry I’ve been away so long. I won’t let you down again.” A Superman (Christopher Reeve) make-up chart display from the production of Richard Lester’s 1980 superhero sequel Superman II. Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers so he can lead a normal life and start a relationship with Lois Lane (Margot […]

November 23, 2019


Lex Luthor’s (Gene Hackman) Cravat


“And there will be peace. There will be peace when the people of the world, want it so badly, that their governments will have no choice but to give it to them. I just wish you could all see the Earth the way that I see it. Because when you really look at it, it’s […]

March 8, 2020


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