For the first season of the series, the E. Clem Wilson Building in Los Angeles was used for the exterior shots of the Daily Planet. Throughout the rest of the series, the building seen as the Daily Planet Building is really Los Angeles City Hall. The rest of the buildings that stand in for "Metropolis" in street scenes were back-lot facades at the old RKO Forty Acres lot in Culver City, which earlier had been Atlanta for Gone with the Wind
(1939), and would later serve as Mayberry for The Andy Griffith Show
(1960). See more
In the opening credits the crowd is looking up in into the sky and four of them say (one line each): "It's a bird (male voice). It's a plane (female voice). It's Superman (male voice)." However, none of the people in the crowd actually can be seen saying these lines. See more
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper,...