Superman saved my Girl Scout Troop!


Behind the scenes filming for Superman! Thank you to Stephanie Antin and her mom for taking, saving and sharing these photos! I love the size of the camera! I am in the far left corner of this photo from 1978.

In 1978, my girl scout troop was invited to be part of Superman The Movie! We met in the early morning one Wednesday in February at Roscomare Road School and went in two vans to the location for filming. We had two studio teachers because we had to have three hours of school. I mainly remember that we screamed a lot! Our scene was that we were hiking and there was an earthquake by the Hollywood Sign and Superman came to save us! We filmed by three big letters “OLL!”

Warner Brothers’ Superman film was the first blockbuster superhero movie.  It is really the grandfather of all the comic book superhero movies that have appeared over the last forty years.

Director Richard Donner on set with Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen, Jackie Cooper as Perry White, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent.
Photo from WarnerBros

At the time of its release in December 1978, it was the most expensive movie ever made, but the high cost was rewarded, as the movie proved to be a massive hit with both critics and audiences. The following year, Superman received three Academy Award nominations, and won a Special Achievement Oscar for visual effects. 40 years later, it still stands as one of the most successful films in Warner Bros. history. “

Who was on the Caped Wonder Superman podcast?
Jim Bowers, Jay Towers and nine from our Girl Scout Troop including: Barbara Carmack, Debbie Newman, Leslie Howard, Lisa Niver, Lisa Klein, Renee Onderwyzer, Sharon Gamer, Stephanie Antin and Stephanie Massman

Watch our scene which is now available in this YouTube clip below and was on the extended version on TV and Blu-ray. When we went to see the movie, we expected to be in the original film but were told we ended up on the cutting room floor. BUT NOW! We are back in the film! Jim Bowers told us we are part of POP CULTURE HISTORY!

See our troop at 1:50!

Lisa Niver on the podcast with her girl scout self in the upper left corner!

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Earthquake’n Hollywood Hike April 19, 2020 • 32 minIn Episode 24, Jay Towers and Jim Bowers reunite 9 Girl Scouts from Superman: The Movie. These are the girls scouts who should have never been hiking during an earthquake. Cut from the 1978 theatrical cut, these ladies had the shock of their lives, when they showed up on the ABC-TV two night event in 1982. Now widely available in the Superman The Movie: Extended Cut, these Girl Scouts can be seen once again, and are all grown up with a SUPER story to tell.

Every one of the Girl Scouts wrote a report about our day on set with SUPERMAN! You can read mine below. Thank you so much to Sharon Gamer Lawson for saving these and sharing them with us!

See more photos on the CapedWonder Website!

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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