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Authorized biography of the original Lois Lane of film history, Noel Neill. Book covers years in vaudeville & radio as a child, singing with Bing Crosby's band in the late 1930s, film work from 1941 to 2002, and all of her work in Superman. Extensive commentary from Miss Neill regarding her relationships with George Reeves and others.
|Publisher:||Lawrence, Nicholas Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.72(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||The Early Years||9|
|Chapter 2||Noel Neill, Songbird!||23|
|Chapter 3||You Ought To Be In Pictures!||33|
|Chapter 4||Up, Up, & Away! Superman--The Serials||59|
|Chapter 5||Truth, Justice, & The American Way: The Adventures of Superman--The Television Years||71|
|Chapter 6||How Long Has It Been Since You've Sung--Sober? The 1957 Fair Tour||97|
|Chapter 7||Gee, Superman, Are We Ever Glad To See You! The College Shows||107|
|Chapter 8||Noel Neill Today||117|
|Appendix I||Dance School Credits From Age 4 Years To Age 17 Years||131|
|Appendix II||Professional Performance Credits From Age 10 Years To Age 17 Years||135|
|Appendix III||Singing Performances After 1937||141|
|Appendix IV||Films From 1941 To 2002||143|
|Appendix V||Radio and Television Appearances From 1943 To 2002||145|
|Appendix VI||The 1957 Fair Tour With George Reeves||149|
|Appendix VII||College Lectures From 1974 To 1978||151|
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Truth, Justice, & The American Way based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I'm 60, grew up with Superman on TV. I've just now (April 2006) read this book and can only wish it had been published sooner. I also wish we had recordings of Noel in her vocal work with the notable big bands of her youth. I can't find a website to convey to her my admiration but hope she will see this somehow. She is a genuinely wholesome, sparkling personality--the text and photos both reveal this. ALL the photos are great, but my favorites are on pages 14, 49, and 51. Get the book and see what I mean. The Lois Lane character did not fully showcase what a beautiful woman she was and is. I recommend the purchase of this book for all Baby Boomers. Thanks, Noel! And thanks to Jack Larson for a great intro to the book and to author Larry Ward for bringing it to us.
'Truth, Justice, & The American Way:The Life And Times Of Noel Neill' by Larry Thomas Ward is a must-have book for all movie fans and afficionados of the 1950's television series 'The Adventures Of Superman', which starred George Reeves. Noel Neill made over 80 feature films and also played Lois Lane in two Columbia serials 'Superman' (1948) ands 'Atom Man VS Superman' (1950). She joined the series in it's second season and made 78 episodes, a U.S. Treasury 'Superman' film for savings bonds, and extensive personal appearances with the TV cast! This volume contains hundreds of rare photographs, most never before seen from Ms. Neill's personal collection. The book has a detailed listing of Neill's extensive, film, stage and TV credits. Noel Neill does not place herself in the controversy surrounding the mysterious death of George Reeves, as to whether it was homicide or suicide. She does detail the final days of Reeves and of the series, leaving unmistakable clues to the discering reader to follow. Several books have been published on Reeves' bizarre death, but Ms. Neill and the author Larry Thomas Ward recommend only one to the interested readers to follow up on! 'Truth, Justice, & The American Way' is a fascinating book on the the incredible life of actress Noel Neill.