Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Superman's "green crystal"
No doubt the the "Ruby Slippers" of Superman: The Movie and Superman II is the green Kryptonian Crystal that Jor-El (Marlon Brando) places in Kal-El's spacecraft when he is sent to Earth.
This is one of two known to exist and both are in America, though they were both created and filmed in the UK. One is owned by archivist Rob Klein, along with one of Chris Reeves' Superman costumes.
This particular hero green crystal is the very same one used in the scene by Christopher Reeve when he is explaining his history with it to Lois in the Fortress of Solitude in Superman II. Acquired via Christopher Reeve while wearing his Superman suit at the completion of the scene.