Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Pagan Temple looks at George Reeves and 'Hollywoodland'

Having owned up to having a geek gene in my DNA in the DragonCon article the other day, I might as well 'fess up to this fact, too: I dig Superman.

Long before Christopher Reeve donned the blue tights in the late 1970s, I was tying towels around my neck and watching reruns of George Reeves in The Adventures of Superman. Though Reeves appeared in the classic Gone With the Wind as one of Scarlett O'Hara's suitors, and during his run as Superman appeared in the nearly-equally classic From Here to Eternity, Reeves felt he was forever typecast as the Man of Steel.

Patrick Kelley at the Pagan Temple writes an eye-opening article today about the events surrounding the mysterious "suicide" of George Reeves, which is the subject of the new film Hollywoodland.

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