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Ted Newsom
Steve Calvert
Mon Jan 25, 2010 22:57

Regarding Steve Calvert: I doubt there's any paper on him, but Paul Parla has a boatload of stills Steve signed of him in gorilla costume. He charges some extraordinary about, like $40, which is outrageous IMO. And I have real problems with the whole affair, cozying up to an old guy and having him sign 100 or 200 photos, then pedaling them as an annuity. Steve's certainly not the only one they hit up, but he was my good friend, and I consider it crass.

BTW-- it is NOT Steve as crook No. 2 in the other episode of TAOS which has his name in the credits. I think offhand it's The Seven Souvenirs. There's a secondary NYC-type thug who's got a couple lines in the end ("Leave us leave," or something)-- it sure ain;t Steve. And he's neither of the two silent-bit thugs captured in the opening scene either.
I wonder what hat they pulled his name out of?

  • I got into collecting GR/Superman stuff way to late into the game to find the really awesome things like costumes and such, so about 15 years ago or so I made a goal of trying to come up with 104... more
    • Robert BiceSam, Sun Sep 11 08:04
      Did you ever get a Robert Bice autograph? Thanks Sam
    • Steve Calvert — Ted Newsom, Mon Jan 25 22:57
    • Admirable projectMike Curtis, Fri Jan 22 18:22
      Good idea, and I wish you luck. Since I collect primarily to exhibit at schools, libraries and museums, I also collect signed photos of people who played Superman or characters in the shows and... more
      • Re: Admirable projectAnonymous, Fri Jan 22 20:54
        Mike, Thanks for replying. I am really only looking for the autographs on paper, and not on photos. It makes it easier (and cheaper) to look for obsure people, and alot of them used to sign autograph ... more
        • Autograph pagesMike Curtis, Sat Jan 23 07:29
          Yes, those "cut" signatures have been the way to build an exhibit for me. I don't have a signed photo of George Reeves, but a page from an autograph book. I got it on the low side as there's a... more
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