2005 Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo

2005 Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo
Video: James Zahn, FMFE.com – Photography: Ben Brezinski

The 6th Annual Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo (CECE) was held September 16–18, 2005, at the Wyndham Northwest Chicago Hotel in Itasca, Illinois. The 2005 guests are featured on a series of promotional trading cards. Actress Noel Neill was in attendance for both days of the Expo. The card series features Noel Neill as Lois Lane with George Reeves as Superman in a production photo from Adventures of Superman.

2005 Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo Promos -  Noel Neill as Lois Lane

Noel Neill starred as the first live-action Lois Lane in the 1948 serial Superman from Columbia Pictures. Neill returned in the 1950 sequel Atom Man vs. Superman. Neill was previously known for her portrayals of Betty Rogers, a high-school newspaper reporter. Her father David Neill was an editor for the Minneapolis Star Journal newspaper.

From 1953–1958, Noel Neill starred as Lois for 78 episodes of the Adventures of Superman television series. Neil also appeared in Stamp Day For Superman, a short film produced by the United States Department of the Treasury in 1954.

2005 Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo Promos -  Noel Neill as Lois Lane

Noel Neill later appeared uncredited as Lois' mother Ella Lane in the 1978 Superman film. The tradition of Superman actresses returning would continue over the next four decades. In 1991, Neill guest starred as Alexis on an episode of the Superboy television series. In 2006, Neill appeared in Superman Returns as Gertrude Vanderworth, the wife of Lex Luthor.

On June 11, 2010, a 15-foot bronze statue of Noel Neill as Lois Lane was unveiled in Metropolis, Illinois. The statue was sculpted by Gary Ernest Smith and cast by Kevin Maag from Metal Art Foundry.

The number of trading cards distributed in 2005 is currently unknown. Multiple examples were autographed during the Expo. A promo card featuring the ScreamSavers character "Weepy" was included with the August–September 2005 issue of Non-Sport Update magazine.

2005 Checklist
Allyce Beasley
Alan Dyson pirate illustration
Alan Dyson knight illustration
Ari Lehman as Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th
Bill Blair
C. Andrew Nelson
Cathy St. George
Cindy Morgan
Cynthia Cummens illustration
Daniel Logan
Doug Wangler
Jon Provost as Timmy Martin, Lassie
Karen Pfeiffer
Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th
Kenny Baker
Lana Wood
Larry Thomas as "The Soup Nazi" Yev Kassem, Seinfeld
Lawrence Makoare as Mr. Kill, Die Another Day
Maud Adams
Mark Goddard as Major Don West, Lost in Space
Mary Oyaya
Noel Neill as Lois Lane, Adventures of Superman
Orli Shoshan
Paul Blake
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Star Wars
Priscilla Barnes
Ray Park
Richard Herd
Richard Kiel
Robin Curtis
Sala Baker
The Three Eyed Orb by Stephen Blickenstaff, ScreamSavers
Virginia Hey
Weepy by Stephen Blickenstaff, ScreamSavers

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