small Illinois town on the Ohio River bordering Kentucky comes alive on the 2nd
weekend of June each year to host a Superman Celebration. This four day
offers something for each family member. Children will
enjoy Super Silly Games,
Youth basketball, Costume contests, an Ice Cream
Social, a Super Dog Show, musical
events, and the appearance of Superman and
will enjoy National Musical Acts, Weightlifting competition, Pro Wrestling, a
Tournament, a Walk/run race, a Bicycle ride, Car Cruise, Garden Show,
Flea Market, and
a Street Carnival. Fort Massac State Park is the site of
a large Classic Car Show
and offers camping with modern facilities.
What HOMICIDAL MANIAC is buried in the
Metropolis Masonic Cemetery?
to find out
are usually available and in addition to Superman, you may have seen Julie Newmar,
that "Puurrfect" Catwoman, Adam West-The Original Batman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane,
Lou Ferrigno-The Hulk, Jackson Bostwick-Captain
Marvel, and Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen.
Noel Neill appeared almost every
year until her death in 2016. Noel Darleen Neill was the
very first Lois Lane and also played Lois Lane in the TV series of Superman from 1953-1957
Reeves as Superman. During the 2000 Celebration, Noel was available in the
lobby of Community National Bank. Noel was born 11-25-1920 in Minneapolis,
Noel died at home in Tucson, AZ on July 3, 1916.
A Lois Lane Statue was unveiled on Friday June 11, 2010. The statue is
foot tall bronze patterned
after Noel Neill. The statue was created
Gary Ernest Smith of Highland, Utah and is located
at 8th & Market
Streets. Mr. Smith is
also the creator of the 15 ft tall
4,500 lb bronze
statue of Superman completed in 1993.
and adults will enjoy the Super Museum. Owner Jim Hambrick has the largest
collection of Superman items in the world. Jim has about 750,000 items
items displayed within his 15,000 sq ft museum . The museum is located near
Square and the Large Superman Statue. The museum website is www.supermancollectors.com.
Marvel holds an M.F.A. in acting from The U of
California-1973, and has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and
Jackson is more widely known for his Saturday morning
Shazam and his portrayal
of Captain Marvel. This CBS
show ran from
1974 through 1980.
In 1940, Captain Marvel took his place among the comic
book Superheros when
Billy Batson uttered "Shazam" for the first
time. Tom Tyler was the first Captain Marvel
in 1941, however Jackson
Bostwick is more well known for his portrayal.
What Green brutish menace is 7 feet tall and weighs 1,040 lbs and has
strength? Well, you probably already know that it's Robert Bruce
Banner when he
gets angry. Robert was a nuclear physicist from Dayton, OH
and was exposed to radiation
from a Gamma-Bomb. When angered, Mr. Banner
morphed into the Incredible Hulk.
The calm Mr. Banner was played on TV by
Bill Bixby and the riled Banner was played
by Lou Ferrigno. Lou played the
Incredible Hulk in the TV series from 1978 to 1982.
Ferrigno was the
youngest man to win the Mr. Universe competition at the age of 21
and the only
person to win the competition twice in a row. Lou has appeared in many
movies and currently (2004) plays himself in the TV series King of Queens.
Margot Kidder was a frequent Celebrity to visit during the
Festival. Margot Ruth Kidder
was born 10-17-1948 in Canada and died on May 13, 2018 at home in Montana.
Adam West was a frequent celebrity in Metropolis. Born William
West Anderson on 9-19-1928
Walla Walla, WA & died on 6-9-2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Adam was The Original Batman.
Some Pictures from 2004
Here's a few pictures from Superman Days in 2000 & 2002.
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