Superman impersonator keeps the legend alive in St. Louis
Date: 10/1/2010 Album ID: 1087768
Photos by by J.B. Forbes
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Charlee Chartrand, 23, makes a living walking the streets of St. Louis dressed like the comic book superhero Superman. He hopes the exposure will lead to an acting career. Chartrand goes where he knows the most people will be - baseball games and tourist areas of the city.
8/22/10  University City 
Charlee Chartrand, 23, crosses Delmar Boulevard in the University City loop on a warm summer afternoon looking for the area with the most pedestrians.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, uses a variety of hair care products on his hair to achieve the Superman look and curl. One strand of hair has to curl into the shape of an S.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, has boxes of Superman memorabillia and comic books that he keeps in the basement of his aunt and uncle's home in the central west end. Chartrand gets ideas for costumes by looking through the comics.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, re-paints his Superman belt as he prepares for a super heroes convention in Atlanta in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, ponders how he plans to construct a new mask for a different super hero costume he planned to take to a convention in Atlanta.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, prepares one of the costumes he was taking with him to a Super Heroes convention in Atlanta last month. Chartrand has his own work area in the basement of his aunt and uncle in the central west end.
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8/22/10  University City
Charlee Chartrand, 23, stands at his favorite corner in the University City Loop area to attract passersby on a hot afternoon in August. Chartrand waits for people to stop and have their photo taken with him.
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8/22/10  University City
Charlee Chartrand, 23, helps Kelsey Shelton, 21, to find the photo on her phone that she had taken of the two of them in the University City Loop in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, stops to take a drink as he walks around Busch Stadium on a hot afternoon in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Christina Andrews, 31, strikes a pose next to Charlee Chartrand, 23, outside of Busch Stadium during a game in August. Many fans wanted to pose next to the street performer.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, waves at baseball fans outside of Busch Stadium during a game in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, blows kisses at a group of girls inside Busch Stadium who were whistling at him as he walked around the stadium during a game in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, gets a surprised look from a young admirer as he walks around the outside of Busch Stadium during a ballgame in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, poses with Landon Rives, 3, from Wood River, outside of Busch Stadium during a game in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, gives a fist-bump to a St. Louis Cardinals fan during a game at Busch Stadium in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, poses with Cardinal baseball fans outside of Busch Stadium during a game in August.
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8/22/10  University City 
Charlee Chartrand, 23, orders a drink from Kelsey Shelton, 21, at Smoothie King in the University City Loop on a hot summer afternoon. Shelton had her picture taken with Chartrand and then offered him a free drink.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, gets a hug from Anna Rennick, 5, from Fenton, as he walked around the outside of Busch Stadium during a game in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, tells an usher at Busch Stadium that someone threw beer down on him from the upper deck during a game in August.
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8/22/10  St. Louis
Charlee Chartrand, 23, tries to get the attention of an usher inside Busch Stadium after someone threw beer down on Chartrand from the upper deck.
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