Superman the Movie
Susannah Yorke Lara costume
Categories: Costume, Movie Props
Date Sold: 21/08/1970
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 first innovated in this production and used on all of the planet Krypton inhabitants providing a fantastic, otherworldly appearance. Both tunic and pants have Bermans and Nathans labels typewritten “Susannah York Superman”. The role York plays, as Lara is a very important and memorable one, being Superman’s mother and playing opposite Marlon Brando as “Jor-El”. Due to the nature of construction, the costume exhibits areas of wear, but these do not detract from its overall appearance. An iconic, instantly recognizable costume; a wonderful piece of Superman history.
Estimate: $6,000 to $8,000