Monday, July 13, 2015

ZOWIE! More 1966 BATMAN Blasts! Unseen TV Ads! Updates! Radio Interviews!

Swing back into Bat-action with these rare pics, documents and sounds (zounds!) detailing the famed 1966 BATMAN ABC-TV series! Thanks to Steve Rosinski for his help with this entry! Click below to enlarge!

Above: Adam West (as Batman) performing at the Dobritch International 
Circus at the Michigan State Fairgrounds, on May 17, 1967

(Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press and Leslie Visingard Young, whose 
father Gaylord Maynard is seen here performing stunt work as The Riddler.)


Above: The very poster used to advertise the BATacular circus event!


Above: More local newspaper interviews to promote
the Dobritch Circus appearance! Thanks to
Steve Rosinski again!



Above: Even more newspaper
coverage of Batman's par-
ticipation at the three-ring
event!


Above: Adam West, backstage at the Dobritch circus, with Leslie 
Visingard Young's sister Rhonda, and her grandparents, Tex 
and Marcy!



Above: A great 1966 article from TV GUIDE! Read more about Biljo White here!



Above: A 1965 sneak-peek for the show, touting its "sophisticated" approach to
dry camp comedy, one with no juvenile laugh-track to instruct viewers when to
laugh, or even the fact that is a comedy! Thanks to Steven Thompson for
 this gem!



Above two images: Script and storyboard for an unfilmed (as far as is known) Batman-themed
Lava Soap TV ad! Notice how little dialog the Dynamic Duo receive in this
fun commercial...


Above: A 2014 "rag mag" piece on TV superheroes, featuring Adam and Burt!
Wanna read more about Burt's canine rescue charity efforts? Click here!


BATTY BAT-BONUS! Click below to hear Julie Newmar ("Catwoman") answer some particularly odd fan questions, on this 1989 radio call-in segment!

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