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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Is That Who I Think It Is?

Did you ever watch an old movie and catch a glimpse of an actor who looks familiar, but familiar from a  different setting from a different age?

So I'm watching the opening scene of the epic drama, "Gone With The Wind" yesterday evening and there on the front porch of her plantation home, "Tara," Scarlett O'Hara was sitting with two "suitors."  One of whom looked an awfully lot like ... could it be? ... Superman?

Sure enough, George Reeves - Man of Steel - played the role of Stuart Tarleton.  In 1939.

It was twelve years later that he was "leaping tall buildings with a single bound" and "bending steel with his bare hands."

Here he is (on the right) in "Gone With The Wind":

And here he is as the world remembers him:

"Faster than a speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive ..."

Fascinating stuff.