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Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California. Sponsored by cereal manufacturer Kellogg's, the syndicated show's first, and last, air dates are disputed but generally accepted as September 19, 1952 and April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons (episodes 1-52, 26 titles per season) were filmed in black-and-white; seasons three through six (episodes 53-104, 13 titles per season) were filmed in color but originally telecast monochromatically both on the ABC network and in first-run syndication. Television viewers would not see Superman in color until the series was syndicated to local stations in 1965. George Reeves plays Clark Kent/Superman with Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. Phyllis Coates plays Lois Lane in the first season with Noel Neill stepping into the role in the second season (1953). Stories follow Superman as he battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading "off-duty" as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent. Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, Clark's colleagues at the office, often find themselves in dangerous situations which can only be resolved with Superman's timely intervention. Adventures of Superman generally employed visual effects advanced for television of the period, and, while the show won no major awards, it was popular with its audience and remains popular today. Its opening theme, known as The Superman March, has become a classic of its kind and is instantly recognizable by most classic television buffs and Superman fans. In 1976, the book Superman: From Serial to Cereal was published, and, in 1987, selected episodes of the show were released to video. In 2006, the series became available in its entirety on DVD and reruns of the show still hold a place on television programming schedules. In 2006, Hollywoodland, a film dramatizing the show's production and the death of its star, George Reeves, was released.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Death George Reeve found dead
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3 When Criminals go to Hideout It's always a Bomb shelter w/lead lining
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4 Same Character Different Actor Lois
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5 Supes puts out fire... Using a hose!
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6 Color Lost it
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 jimdcarter, OK, you got me on timing re the show's cancellation and Reeves death. However; Hollywood has had more talk of series' revivals and pick ups than stars on Hollywood Blvd and only a tiny portion actually have gone into production so my contention that Reeves died after the last episode of the original show had been produced stands. I apologize in advance for sounding cold here but,as unquestionably tragic as it was and however much we may be tempted to speculate on what might have been re a possible future revival, the fact remains that his death had NO impact on the original show itself when it first aired because it was over by the time of his death. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on December 19, 2012, 12:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Pelirojo- the series ended in 1958. Goerge Reeves died in 1959, at a time when they were in negotiations to bring back the show. Had George lived, the show almost certainly would have continued for at least a season or two. -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on December 16, 2012, 10:20 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 True, jimdcarter- unless one is Elvis or Michael Jackson! However; it must be stated that George Reeves still questionable sudden gunshot death happened several years after the syndicated series ended. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 5, 2010, 9:36 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Death is almost always a bad career move! -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on August 3, 2010, 9:33 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 After George Reeves was found dead in 1959, you know an era had come to an end -- Submitted By: (JamesGillespie) on January 31, 2010, 9:32 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 When Joey runs his last race, don't worry Alice after he is turned into glue the children's charity will get the money from the sale and the glue. Waste not want not I suppose. -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on August 2, 2009, 7:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I always thought it was funny how neither Clark or Lois were ever seen taking notes. Yeah, in Clark's case, that was excusable because he was the Supe and had a photographic memory but Lois was so dumb that it only took a suit and a pair of glasses to keep her from guessing his ID so how could she have possibly memorized a word for any of her stories? LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 21, 2009, 4:10 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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