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As the Man of Steel turns 75, join us for a wide-ranging Conversation about the character, his creators, designers, owners and performers who kept aloft the red-and-blue-clad icon through seven decades and counting. Superman, written by Larry Tye, tells the story of the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered Superman through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought Superman to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all- to-human tragedy. It is also the poignant and compelling story of Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and their lifelong struggle for recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. Larry Tye is a prize-winning journalist, author of the New York Times bestseller Satchel as well as The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising from the Rails, and co-author, with Kitty Dukakis, of Shock. He is currently writing a biography of Robert F. Kennedy.This Conversation is moderated by Teresa Hanafin, journalist and Director of Engagement & Social Media for Boston.com, and co-sponsored by the Arlington Advocate and Robbins Library.




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