Daily Planet “White House Surrenders” Newspaper
Categories: Movie Props, Newspapers
Date Sold: 22/08/1970
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 decoration.
The newspaper features a Daily Planet front cover with pictures of the US President (E.G. Marshall) and Zod. The cover page sits over a copy of The Windsor Express, a British newspaper local to Pinewood Studios, where Superman II was filmed, to give the appearance of a full copy of the Daily Planet. The articles on the cover page do not match the events in the film. The paper has some wear from production use and storage, including some creasing, and has been folded in half. Dimensions: 59 cm x 44 cm x 0.3 cm (23 1/4″ x 17 1/4″ x 1/8″)
£1,000 – 1,500