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by High C
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman

The video link above does not seem to include the discussion described - Yes, it's confusing, but scroll below the video and click on the link where it says, 'Nolan Miller on costuming Joan Collins and Tallulah Bankhead when they guest-starred on Batman' Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy. But...
by High C
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman

And, yes, I'll give you one guess which actress he worked with. (And would again, 15 years later on a show called Dynasty .) At least The Siren didn't wear shoulder pads. Although, admittedly, there would've been nowhere to put them in her Greco-Roman style gown. But maybe her more mod-style dress, ...
by High C
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: "Instant Freeze"/"Rats Like Cheese"
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: SCRIPT: "Instant Freeze"/"Rats Like Cheese"

Not much I can add to what robinboyblunderer said, but here's what I have: I noticed how Freeze (then Zero, and now, thanks to you guys, we understand why the change was made), racked up quite a body count in the treatment. Hodge obviously was told that was a no-no before he went to script. Amusing ...
by High C
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Was Eartha Kitt ever scheduled to play Siren?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Was Eartha Kitt ever scheduled to play Siren?

I have some information that should put to rest a theory that Eartha Kitt was scheduled to play The Siren and that Joan Collins was signed on short notice to fill in. The theory stems from a shooting schedule for Ring Around The Riddler in which Siren's brief walk-on is alleged to be portrayed by Er...
by High C
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Goodbye Irishmiss
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Goodbye Irishmiss

I'm very sad to hear this. Kathy and I exchanged some DMs on the old board but we had kind of lost touch, but just in those small correspondences I could tell what a gentle, kind and caring person she was. It's my fault, I'm sure, for not keeping the correspondence going. No falling out or anything ...
by High C
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Who bought TV rights, networks or studios?
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Who bought TV rights, networks or studios?

I'm researching William Dozier's DICK TRACY pilot. Some sources say NBC bought the rights to the character, other sources say 20th Century Fox-Greenway bought the rights. I'm not sure which to believe. This item from the July 4 '66 issue of the trade publication Broadcasting somehow manages to say ...
by High C
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Who bought TV rights, networks or studios?
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Who bought TV rights, networks or studios?

This is tangentially Batman-related. I'm researching William Dozier's DICK TRACY pilot. Some sources say NBC bought the rights to the character, other sources say 20th Century Fox-Greenway bought the rights. I'm not sure which to believe. Anyone have good knowledge about how this kind of thing work...
by High C
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Influence in 1966 Nancy Sinatra Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Re: Batman Influence in 1966 Nancy Sinatra Performance

Thanks for sharing, epaddon! It's amazing to see how the Batman influence was so pervasive in 1966. It really gives one a small idea of what the phenomenon was like in real time.
by High C
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #166: "Batman and Robin": Hot and "Kalt"
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #166: "Batman and Robin": Hot and "Kalt"

I kind of figured, Tim, we would disagree on the efficacy of Uma Thurman's performance as Pamela Isley/Ivy. All that was missing was her cooing 'Oh, Battttttttttmannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.' ;) Uma and Ivan Reitman must have liked it, at least the Pam Isley portion, for sure. In the 2006 film My Super Ex-Gir...
by High C
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Questions for Tom Peyer?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Questions for Tom Peyer?

Great get, sirs! I thought his Egbert switching places with Alfred idea was clever and well-executed. With that in mind, my two questions are: 1. How did he come up with his ideas? (The Bookworm story was a lot of fun, too) 2. Did he feel his mission was to draw from the show, but also expand on the...
by High C
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #165: Mr. Freeze(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #165: Mr. Freeze(s)

I realize Eli Wallach and George Sanders were much more polished actors than Otto Preminger, who was doing it as a lark. And Wallach was further hamstrung by the specter of Charles Hoffman. But I've got to admit, I still would prefer to sit down and watch the Otto arc than the Sanders arc. Sanders d...
by High C
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: For those who have cowls (or those who don't)
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: For those who have cowls (or those who don't)

Whenever this threat title pops up, I think of AC/DC:

For those about to cowl, we salute you! (plays air guitar furiously)

And, actually, after hearing Scott's terrific stories of being at conventions with Adam, I do salute you all!
by High C
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #164: "The Curse of Tut" scripts: Rondeau and Buono improve on Dennis and Barret
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #164: "The Curse of Tut" scripts: Rondeau and Buono improve on Dennis and Barret

[Edited/revised slightly for clarity:] I think it’s important to recognize that “improvisation” in film and TV production rarely refers to a completely spontaneous take—one in which an actor embellishes or changes a line of dialogue or some stage business—that makes it to the final cut of the progr...
by High C
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: VBC - Friday 30th July - Viewing Party and Discussions
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: VBC - Friday 30th July - Viewing Party and Discussions

Thanks to Ben and Scott for making this possible. It was a whole lot of fun. I actually cracked the code somewhere along the line by accident and figured out what was being shown earlier in the day before it was revealed, yet still showed up. Even for Olga! ;) I only missed one viewing. I was late f...
by High C
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Lost/Unaired" episode "Bane's The Name/Greetings Mr Wayne"
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: "Lost/Unaired" episode "Bane's The Name/Greetings Mr Wayne"

I salute the creativity that went into this spoof, and the Batbook episode pages in particular, but I think the script might have been more successful (and fun to write) as a "Citizen Bane" riff on Welles's work, rather than a parody/critique of The Dark Knight Rises. Agreed. That to me i...