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Thursday 24 September 2015

Sunset for Jimmy Olsen and his Corona Skyriter: 'I Don't Want to be Known as the Boy with the Cute Typewriter'

Truth, Justice
and the Cute Skyriter
Jack Edward Larson, who played cub reporter-photographer Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman TV series, has died in Brentwood, Los Angeles, aged 87.

Born in Los Angeles on February 8, 1928, and raised in Pasadena, Larson was an actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He wrote the libretto to the opera Lord Byron to music by Virgil Thomson.
 Below, does Lois have an Imperial??? Surely not!
James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen first appeared in the life of Superman in November 1938. He worked for the Daily Planet and was close friends with Lois Lane and Clark Kent. His boss Perry White didn't like being called "Chief", but he and Jimmy generally gone along pretty well. During the Silver Age, beginning in 1954, Jimmy starred in his own comic book, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.

Donald McGill Marshman Jr, an American screenwriter known mainly for his contribution to the Oscar-winning film script for Sunset Boulevard, died last week in Dairen, Connecticut, aged 92.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 21, 1922. Originally hired as an editorial researcher at Life Magazine, he eventually became the magazine's movie editor before moving to Time Magazine, where he was the film critic. In 1948, Marshman was recruited by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder to help write the screenplay of Sunset Boulevard (which starred Nancy Olson, not relation to Jimmy Olsen). He suggested that a gigolo be introduced to the story as a romantic interest for the heroine. Characteristics of the main character (Joe Gillis, played by William Holden) can be attributed to Marshman.


Ted said...

Lois perhaps has a Royal KMG? (:

Richard P said...

Ted beat me to it.