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by High C
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Not to be morbid but if you want to see what somebody was "best known for" at the time of their death, just check out their obituary at the time of their passing. History can be a bit revisionist due to changing pop culture trends and relative to ones personal exposure. Was Adam West mainly known f...
by High C
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

In a similar vein, he has a line in the treatment in which Catwoman says, 'the only way I'll ever kill Batman is with love and kindness.' It's as if he also was trying to rebel against the new edict of 'ixnay on the romance angle between Batman and CW.' O.K. This is what I want to know more about. ...
by High C
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Fascinating topic. As the OP and others have stated, these sorts of lists will have biases. That's pretty much true of anything in where there are no hard and fast statistics to serve as a guide. I mean, I'm a perfect example. I realize from an objective viewpoint that Alexis on Dynasty is Joan Coll...
by High C
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

I'd say Gorshin was already a name in 1965. He was playing the top clubs and before Batman aired, he had signed for his 11th Ed Sullivan appearance. Besides, you don't buy a Bel Air mansion without some money in the pocket. He was the bigger TV name and she was the bigger movie name. Dozier simply ...
by High C
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Gorshin was hot in 1965. In addition to his very popular nightclub work and variety show guest spots, his dramatic role on COMBAT was well received, he was in talks to open on Broadway in Jerome Robbins' The Office and he did a western with Chuck Connors, "Ride Beyond Vengeance." And he bought a ma...
by High C
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Bob Furmanek wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 pm
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Interesting that Stephen Kandel was involved. Obviously this didn't sell.
by High C
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

It's hard to add a lot to Jim Akin's tremendous post, but I'll try. I can't believe Ross's name for the sleazy hotel across from GCPD HQ, the "Hero Inn" (which became the Hotel Sleazy in production) lasted through his final script: A dope pun? Implying the place was a drug den? I doubt the network w...
by High C
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

It was a spectacle, and would have been with or without "name" stars. Sure there was that added appeal for Mom and Dad (sometimes more like Grandpa) to say, "Hey it's so and so from that old movie!" But I in no way consider it central to the show's appeal. Did anyone really say, "we can't miss Batm...
by High C
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

I remember seeing Frank Gorshin all over the tube before appearing on Batman. He was on all the variety shows back then. That was my point. He was thought of as an impressionist, a standup, a person with a nightclub act. He was not known as a serious actor. Burgess Meredith and Cesar Romero were.
by High C
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 24
Views: 633

I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

This has been on my mind for awhile, and I wanted to put it out there and see what others think. I realize, looking at imdb, that Frank Gorshin had numerous TV guest credits in the years leading up to Batman. But from what I can gather, it seems the public still knew him mainly from his nightclub/lo...
by High C
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter

Another terrific episode (yours, not theirs). The script episodes are my favorites. They are so informative. I liked Tim's points about how the tag scenes kept having to change because of the changes in airing order. His Egghead impression also was a winner. Paul's Bill and Ted reference made me lau...
by High C
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?

Tim, Terrific research by you on the old songs that were referenced in the arc. I will admit I still have no desire to go back and watch it, given that I find it the television equivalent of waterboarding. As usual, director Oscar Rudolph let one of the guest players (Baxter) go way over the top wit...
by High C
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie

I'm not sure how others feel, but I think Lee did a great job in the movie. I also find it hard to imagine Julie in the role. I didn't like the Sandman episode where she seemed to play second fiddle to another villain. She certainly would have had to play a less aggressive version of Catwoman with ...
by High C
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Just a few things about the movie
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Just a few things about the movie

Did you think that Batman was uncharacteristically rude during the press conference concerning the missing yacht? Oops! During the final submarine scene Catwoman pushes Batman into the water with the conning tower on her left. When she is seen strutting around on deck immediately afterwards she is ...
by High C
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: I'm glad that Julie didn't do the movie

The reason Lee wasn't CW in Season 3 I think comes down to one basic point. She simply wasn't a "focal point" guest star villainess. This is the point that I think gets lost in the shuffle regarding both her appearances on "Batman." Both times, she was basically called on as an emergency replacemen...