Thursday, March 6, 2008

Press Release: 2008 Superman Celebration

Super Celebrities; Ned Beatty, Allison Mack and Noel Neill Coming to Metropolis!

Metropolis, IL - Ned Beatty, Allison Mack and Noel Neill will be the featured celebrities at the 30th Annual Superman Celebration to be held in Metropolis, Illinois June 12th thru 15th, 2008. The Superman Celebration consistently tries to feature celebrities from all Superman genres and this year is no exception. "We wanted to have outstanding celebrities for our 30th year and I do believe we have accomplished that goal," stated Karla Ogle, chairperson for the Superman Celebration.

The legendary actor who was once called "the busiest actor in Hollywood" by Daily Variety; Ned Beatty will make his Superman Celebration debut in 2008. Beatty became affiliated with Superman in the 1978 motion picture playing Otis, Lex Luther's evil henchman. Beatty's career spans over 4 decades and includes over 150 motion picture credits, as well as numerous television roles.

Smallville sensation Allison Mack will also be in Metropolis for the first time during the 30th Annual Superman Celebration. Mack portrays Chloe, Clark Kent's best friend in The CW's acclaimed Smallville. Smallville is a wildly successful series that gives a new interpretation to the classic Superman mythology focusing on the life of a young Clark Kent and Lex Luther.

Noel Neill, the official First Lady of Metropolis, will return to Metropolis to celebrate her 60th Anniversary of portraying Lois Lane on the television series Adventures of Superman. Neill first portrayed Lane in 1948. In honor of Noel Neill's 60th Anniversary, a "1940's Hollywood Ball" has been added to the event schedule for the Superman Celebration. "We are so excited to be able to honor Noel this year with a ball designed to relive the glitz and glamour of the 1940's," Ogle said.

Superman fans will have the opportunity to meet the celebrities during the autograph sessions held during the Celebration. There will also be question and answer sessions allowing fans to get their most pressing Superman questions answered by the stars. For more information about the 30th Annual Superman Celebration held June 12th through the 15th, 2008 please call the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-949-5740 or visit

Metropolis, Illinois located at the Southernmost tip of Illinois is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary of being the official "Home of Superman" an honor given to the city by DC Comics January of 1973. Heroes, Heritage and High Rollers is the tourism slogan for Metropolis. Not only is Metropolis the "Home of Superman" it is also the home to Fort Massac State Park and Harrah's Hotel and Casino. For more information about Metropolis, please visit or call 618-524-5025.

Source: Superman Homepage

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