Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I promised an epic superhero shot today and I don’t think I’ve disappointed. This photo fits my personal definition of epic… which is, of course, Christopher Reeve rocking aviators and a bathrobe over his Superman costume while entertaining elderly fans during the filming of the Niagara Falls sequence in Superman II. That’s everybody’s definition of epic, right?
What's truly epic about this is the crowd around Christopher Reeve. They're not fawning over a movie star. They truly see him as Superman. Just look at their faces!
This is an interesting photo, submitted by the son of a newspaperman from the St. Catharines Standard, a neighboring city to Niagara. His father received this shot from the staff photographer and as far as I know it hasn’t seen publication since whatever story it appeared in… if it even made it to the newspaper at all.
One funny bit about these tourists as noted by the original photographer… the lady in the crowd with the Instamatic has it backwards, so she’s getting a nice shot of her eyeball here.
Many thanks to Ron Snelgrove for sending this shot in! Enjoy and click to enlargen!
Gotilk pointed out in talkbackback that a nod to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation would be aces and I absolutely agree. If Reeve really touched you with his life's accomplishments then click here to visit and, if you can, donate.
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the Secret Service in the news, I figure it’s time to unleash tomorrow’s pic!