George Reeves Superman Costume Up For Sale


A rare Superman costume worn by George Reeves in the 1950s “Adventures of Superman” TV series is up for auction at Heritage Auctions.

Expected to fetch over US$50,000, the rare Superman tunic and padded muscle torso consists of a slate blue knit wool, long sleeve bodysuit with yellow and red wool felt “S” applique patch affixed to the chest.

This is rare, not only because it’s from the 1950s, but more for the fact that George Reeves was known to cut out the “S” from his costumes at the end of each season to send to sick children who wrote to him.

“This tunic was acquired from Western Costume Co. with no chest logo, and when a chest logo patch original to the 1950s television production surfaced nearly fifteen years later, it was reattached by museum conservators to the woolen tunic in 2006.”

Visit Heritage Auctions for further details and to place a bid.

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May 14, 2023 8:16 pm

It’s a worthy, admirable cause that George did that. But I do wonder how costume and production designers felt about George cutting the S out of his suit after each season. They would’ve had to make a whole new one all over again I would imagine. Unless if they had a whole lot of suits for George to wear.