George Reeves' Superman costume auctions for $230,400

George Reeves' Superman costume has smashed its estimate at auction.

It sold for $230,400 yesterday - the second day of Profiles in History's Hollywood auction - having arrived with a $150,000 top end estimate.

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The show was in black and white, so vibrant colours weren't necessary

Reeves starred in the TV hit The Adventures of Superman between 1952 and 1958.

The suit included the flying harness used to support Reeves in the famous flight scenes.

The show's special effects team created the harness after the wires he had been using snapped during filming - causing Reeves to fall 15 feet.

Profiles in History explains the importance of the suit: "The sequences of Superman in flight were the highlights of The Adventures of Superman legacy, and this hero [screen used] Superman costume with special effects flying rig represents the finest, most complete and historic costume in the history of television to be sold at auction."

Two Oscar statuettes each made $192,000: Norma Shearer's Best Actress award as Jerry in 1930's The Divorcee, and Clyde De Vinna's 1928/1929 Best Cinematography prize for White Shadows in the South Seas.

A General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger from 70s show The Dukes of Hazzard auctioned for $128,000.

The first day of the auction saw three scripts from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane achieve a combined $102,400.

We will bring you full coverage of the third and final day of the sale right here.

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