Superman the Movie

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

Categories: Contact Sheets, Production

Date Sold: 22/08/1970

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£ 3660.00

Description

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, made directly from the negatives. Shots include Superman intercepting a thief and stopping an assault on a boat; Luthor swimming; and eight behind-the-scenes prints showing Reeve and Hackman beside the camera crew. The sheets show labels with the film’s title and credit photographers Bob Penn and Douglas Luke. They display minor scratches on the glossy finish. Dimensions (each): 25.5 cm x 20 cm (10” x 8”)

Estimate £600 – 800