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    George Reeves "Superman" Costume Ensemble from Adventures of Superman (Warner Bros. TV, 1952-58). George Reeves was the first actor to portray Superman on the small screen, becoming a staple in American households in the 1950s, forever etched into the minds of Baby Boomers. Vintage original, remarkable (2) piece "Superman" costume consisting of (1) blue knit wool, long sleeve bodysuit with yellow and red wool felt "S" applique patch affixed to chest and featuring an integral, plainweave, noil fabric, floor-length cape affixed at the shoulders and featuring "S" applique patch at central back of cape and (1) pair of red knit, machine stitched wool briefs with wide belt loops at hips and (1) yellow synthetic-coated leather belt with oval brass buckle that fastens with hook and eye in the back of the buckle, which has been identified by experts as seen in many of the later color episodes and the finest example existing. Body suit/cape retains the internal Western Costume bias label typed, "George Reeves." The costume is accompanied by an extensive professional summary of the textile examination. Costume pieces exhibit age, production wear and fading in areas, particularly to the cape and back of costume. The tunic bears a cluster of small holes in the vicinity of the chest emblem and proper left shoulder. Sensitive repairs to waist of bodysuit. The belt exhibits some delamination, damage and a .6" hole to the back portion. Includes copious supporting materials and LOAs from collectors (including renowned Hollywood prop and costume authority James Comisar, who states this Superman costume was donated by the show's producer to a Southern California university, presuming the executive to be Whitney Ellsworth due to "WE12" handwritten on the tunic's label), historians and other knowledgeable parties including, Thol Simonson, FX artist on the show. Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    November
    7th Sunday 10:50 am CT
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    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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    This lot is in: 4 - Signature® Floor Session - The Azarian Collection (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 89801-89913) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, November 7, 2021.
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