Let's take another swing back to the days of the fabulous 1966 BATMAN ABC-TV show! Click images below to enlarge!
|Above: Burt Ward ("Robin") and Adam West ("Batman") entertain young set visitors!|
|Above: A great 1997 interview/article with Julie Newmar ("Catwoman")!|
|Above three images: From a 1990s collectibles auction catalog, here are some|
very rare BATMAN set and prop designs, probably created by Leslie Thomas!
How many do you recognize?
|Above two images: Holy Fiasco! A letter detailing a not-so-great |
set visit to the BATMAN production stages! Say it ain't so! ZAP!
|Above: What's this about? Just click here to hear!|
|Above: POW! A letter from the BATMAN producers, expressing their distaste over |
Frank Gorshin's demands for a Riddler raise! The producers held firm, bringing
in a mustache-festooned John Astin as the Prince of Puzzlers in the 2nd season!
|Above: Frank Gorshin ("the Riddler") strikes a pose on the BATMAN set!|
|Above two images: 1965 letters from Batman comic co-creator Bob Kane, to |
production head Bill Dozier, expressing his excitement over the upcoming
BATMAN TV premiere! Bob was never one to miss an opportunity to attach
himself (or his name) to any publicity-garnering events!
|Above two images: Two more mighty missives from |
Kane! Note his last request! What did I tell ya?
|Above: Adam West and Burt Ward circa 1989, still making convention |
appearances in full costume! These would be the last years they'd do so...
|Above four images: Excerpts from a 1966 SUPERHEROES magazine, focusing |
on the bombastic BATMAN phenomena! Note how worried fans were
already upset over the show's "camp" tone! Some things never change..
BAT-BONUS! Click below to hear a rare 1989 radio clip! BATMAN TV producer Bill Dozier speaks about how he brought the famed comic book (and a certain other superhero property) to the small screen!