The Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicating the 39th Superman Celebration to the memory of the ‘First Lady of Metropolis.’ Noel Neill portrayed Lois Lane in the Adventures of Superman television series and died last summer. Bureau Director Trish Steckenrider said a ‘Best Lois Lane’ costume contest and Hollywood Ball will be added to the celebration in Neill’s honor.


Noel Neill, Lore Sjoberg, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

The first actress to play Superman's love interest on screen has died at the age of 95.

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The city of Metropolis, Illinois is expecting to attract a large crowd this weekend with the kickoff of its annual Superman Celebration. 20,000-30,000 people are expected to attend the celebration now in its 38th year. 

Superman Lands in Metropolis for Festival Kickoff

Jun 12, 2014
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The annual Superman Celebration kicks off in Metropolis tonight.

The festival’s co-chair Karla Ogle says participants have four days of “super fun” ahead of them.

“Expect to see kind of a combination of Disney World and Halloween, and I think it’s going to be a very fun weekend with a little bit of everything,” she said.

From NPR: Superman’s hometown celebrates as the Man of Steel turns 75. But it’s not on Krypton, Kansas’ Smallville or Metropolis, Ill. It’s Cleveland.