Superman the Movie
Lex Luthor’s (Gene Hackman) Waistcoat and Trousers
Categories: Costume, Movie Props
Date Sold: 22/08/1970
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 has six shiny grey plastic buttons down the front, with two pockets and a black silk back with an adjustable strap. Both components feature a Berman and Nathans costumiers label in the lining, which reads ‘Gene Hackman 12213 Superman’. The waistcoat displays stains down the front and some sun damage is present across the shoulders.
Estimate £700 – 900