On my January 2007 photo research trip to Cleveland, my second stop (after Jerry Siegel's Kimberley Avenue house) was the house he moved into after Superman was a success.
The snow was still falling as I parked in front of it at 4 p.m. I didn't need images of this for my book, but I am a completist, so I took a couple of steps onto the snow-thick driveway and began to take pictures.
Then the front door opened.
A smiling man called to me to come inside.
"I'm sorry?" I said.
"Are you the appraiser?" he said.
I could have pulled a Lois Lane and lied so I'd get to go in, but I told the truth—and still got to go in.
I was quite surprised to find myself standing in my second former Jerry Siegel house in one day. The man graciously showed me around. He had not known the co-creator of Superman used to live there. I thought that might help up the list price. The only aspect of the house that dated back to Jerry's time in it (early 1940s) was a (refinished) bathtub.
However, I am not a complete completist because I didn't photograph that.