by Armand Vaquer
Things are moving pretty fast and productive with the Adventures of Superman historical marker/plaque project.
Plans are taking shape to celebrate the 100th anniversary of George Reeves's birth in 2014 and part of the celebration is to dedicate a plaque at the spot of a location shoot for the 1953 episode, "The Man Who Could Read Minds."
Today, I am pleased to report that I obtained the verbal okay from the property owner of the house where the stake-out for The Phantom Burglar was set up to place the marker/plaque on his property in Tarzana, California (above photos). We will formalize this later.
The plaque dedication will take place in August 2014. The actual date will be on or about August 16.
Besides this, what remains to be done is to set the dedication date, raise the funds to have the plaque made and make it, and organize the dedication ceremony. Jack Larson has already indicated that he will participate in our celebration events as will Beverly Washburn.
We will solicit contributions for the making of the plaque from the fans. Details will follow on how much we'll need to get it made once a design and cost are determined.
Since the Hollywood Walk of Fame now charges $30,000 for each star, having a marker in this manner is a lot more cost-effective. The marker/plaque's text will name the show's actors. I am also planning to work in Phyllis Coates into the text as she was the first season's Lois Lane.
This is like old times! 11 years ago, I worked with The Adventures Continue editor and publisher Jim Nolt on "Superman Week" at the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Now we've teamed up again for this project!