Flying Superhero mannequins


Howard and Theodore (brothers, ) made these special effects at Republic Pictures. Howard later went on to work for Irwin Allen shows like “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”   and “Lost in Space”.

I heard they tried mannequins on wires for the 1978 SUPERMAN but they said they couldn’t get it to look right. It had “No life”.

But this footage was 3 or 4 decades earlier and it looks great. A Superman mannequin with some animatronic parts could still work today.

Those Captain Marvel shots look great until you see too much of the mannequins face,


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