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Metropolis unveils statue of Superman's Lois Lane

June 13, 2010

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METROPOLIS, Ill.—The southern Illinois city that calls itself the "official home of Superman" has unveiled a statue of the superhero's lady love, Lois Lane. Metropolis leaders unveiled the statue on Friday. The city already has a 15-foot bronze statue of Superman in Superman Square. The Lois Lane statue is modeled on actress Noel Neill, who played playing the female reporter with a crush on Superman in movies and on television in the 1940s and 1950s.

Artist Gary Ernest Smith created the statue and says making the piece was a dream come true because he grew up watching Superman. Neill says she was honored to memorialized with the statue.

Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says the statue will be a source of pride for the city for years to come.

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com

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