A tribute to George Reeves and the cast and crew of the
Adventures of Superman
Superman character created
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Many of you know that more than six decades ago, in the spring of 1953, I developed a keen interest in the "Adventures of Superman" and all involved in its production. When forty years ago Gary Grossman published Superman: Serial to Cereal I read it through in one sitting, and my interest grew ever more intense.
In the late 80s Don Rhoden published the first two issues of a fan magazine he dubbed "The Adventures Continue," a magazine I continued to publish until 2001. In 1994, "The Adventures Continue" went online where it's remained since and where, from 2006 to 2012, Lou Koza ably expanded the site's content. The number of TAC contributors is many, and they all share a remarkable love for the series and for George Reeves.
Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, the "Adventures of Superman" is but a blip. And yet... perhaps not. To be sure, it didn't change the course of mighty rivers. But it did... it surely did... change the course of more than a few lives. There was a time when I thought those lives numbered but one. But I was so very mistaken, for indeed a multitude of lives were changed, and all for the good I trust.
But all things must come to an end, and so “The Adventures Continue” will go offline at the end of May, 2016. Part of the reason is financial. I've paid for this site for more than twenty years but have never taken even a dime in advertising. Then too, hackers are becoming a problem. Fighting them will require additional money. And, at the end of next summer, I will turn seventy. To be sure, seventy isn't as old as it used to be though.
Lois: Now Clark, don't go building this up. He was an old man... he had a heart attack. It's as simple as that.
But seventy seems a good time to make this change.
Anyway, I'm letting you know all this so that if there are any pages you want to keep, now's the time to start downloading them. And there is a free program available to download the entire site to your hard drive or to disk. Send e-mail if you have any questions.
I will, however, continue the TAC Facebook page. If you haven't already joined, I urge you to do so.
A great personal joy over these many years has been making friends with many of you who read these pages and in connecting us with each other. In the past fifteen years I've made it a point to meet up with more than a few of those people in several different cities across this country. I plan to continue to do that. George Reeves – The People's Friend. Getting together in friendship is, I think, a fine way to continue that legacy.
Adventures of Superman
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Note from Michael Hayde:
Jim, Here's another "scoop of news" that hit my in box.
Grapevine Video is releasing Phyllis Coates' Panther Girl of the Kongo
in a two-disc set. Grapevine releases are usually very good quality,
so this might be the best looking version available.
If you have
a Facebook account and the
join in the
fun as we watch and comment on two episodes
Puzzle For Smallville
a new Superboy story from
(August 16-17, 2014)
and remembrances from
Chris Brockow (2)
What's In Your Closet?
Table of Contents
George Reeves Photos
at Heritage Auctions
at the La Grange Pet Parade - 1956
Interview with Veronica Guyader
of Woolstock, Iowa...
George Reeves' birthplace
by Chris Brockow
A new and expanded version of Beverly Washburn's book,
Reel Tears, The Beverly Washburn Story, Take Two,
is now available
If you can't find what you are looking for on this Front page, you'll find those past articles and features on
Since 1989, the readers of The Adventures Continue, through donations and proceeds from sales of certain items, have contributed a total of
George Reeves was National Chairman of MG in 1955
Read letter of appreciation from Esther Land of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.
MGA was founded by Jane Ellsworth, wife of "Superman" producer Whitney Ellsworth. George Reeves served as national chairperson in 1955 and remained close to MG in the years following.
In fact, through TAC, George Reeves maintains a connection with MG to this day. MG marked its 60th anniversary with a special newsletter that includes the history of the organization complete with the photo of George Reeves accepting a certificate from Jane Ellsworth and Mathilda Kark Spak (page 5).
I'm proud to note there is also a nice mention of The Adventures Continue. Anyone wanting to make a donation in George's name is invited to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wouldn't George be surprised to know he continues to inspire generous donations these many years later. ~Jim
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Candid photo image of George Reeves at Disneyland July 17, 1955. Anaheim, Ca.
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