Show Business: Onward and Upward with the New Superman

"You will be picked up at 7 p.m. and taken to a spot 25 minutes away by car. Where? We can't tell you that. We will say only that it is not on the island of Manhattan." Mission: Impossible! No, just a reporter being escorted last week to the set of Superman, possibly the most supersecret, superpublicized movie ever to be shot—at least within 25 minutes of midtown Manhattan.

The spot turns out to be a street in Brooklyn Heights overlooking New York harbor, with Manhattan as a cinemascopic background. Superman, after a hard...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!