Phyllis Thaxter Signed Martha Kent Superman Display

"Remember us, Clark. Always remember us."


This great Superman display features the signature of Phyllis Thaxter together with a photograph of Martha Kent, who brought up Superman when he first arrived on Earth. Phyllis sadly passed away in 2012 at the age of 92. The piece has been professionally double matted in classic blue and red and would make a great centre piece to any collection. Check out our other signed Superman displays.


Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, often referred to as "Pa" and "Ma" Kent (respectively), are the fictional adoptive parents of Superman. They live in the rural town of Smallville, Kansas. In most versions of Superman's origin story, Jonathan and Martha were the first to come across the rocket that brought the infant Kal-El, with their adopting him shortly thereafter, renaming him Clark Kent, "Clark" being Martha's maiden name.


The original 1978 movie told the story of how unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world would destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El took drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. There, gaining great powers under Earth's yellow sun, he will become a champion of truth and justice. Raised by the Kents, an elderly farm couple, Clark Kent learns that his abilities must be used for good. The adult Clark travels to Metropolis, where he becomes a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet...and a caped wonder whose amazing feats stun the city: Superman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor, the world's greatest criminal mind, is plotting the greatest real estate swindle of all time. Can't even the Man of Steel stop this nefarious scheme?

The development of the best method to show Superman flying was a long period of experimentation. The methods attempted included simply catapulting a dummy into the air, a remote control model airplane painted as the character and simply animating the flying sequences. The producers settled for a combination of back projection and specially designed zoom lenses that could create the illusion of movement by zooming in on Christopher Reeve while making the back projection appear to recede.

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Superman remains arguably the most popular of all superheroes. Richard Donner’s 1978 classic, and its sequels, marked giant steps forward in the world of special effects. As the posters for the movie screamed out “You’ll believe a man can fly”. Christopher Reeve’s devastating accident in the early 1990s is well documented. He is no longer able to sign and autographed items from any of the original cast members are very collectable. Bring the breathless magic of the movie into your home with this wonderful image.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Features at a glance...

Actor: Phyllis Thaxter

Role: Martha Kent

Film: Superman

Size: 14x11 inches

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