December 21, 1997 in Nation/World

It’s A Bird, It’s A …


Not quite as fast as a speeding bullet, but still pretty quick, a surprise bidder flagged a taxi and rushed to Sotheby’s auction house Saturday just in the nick of time to buy Superman’s cape. Swedish computer executive Stefan Hallin only heard about the Hollywood and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia auction that morning while watching television during breakfast in his New York hotel room. Hallin bid $17,000 for the cape Christopher Reeve wore in the 1978 film. The 28-year-old from Gothenburg joked that he may wear it as “a robe in the morning.”

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