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by High C
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!
Replies: 10
Views: 7904

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!

I can't add anything to the terrific posts here, especially Ben's, but I'm resurrecting the thread because in listening to this I was struck by a good point Jeff Bond made about Riddle. Although he did have a career renaissance of sorts in the early 1980s (working with the great Linda Ronstadt, amon...
by High C
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: DOCUMENT: Semple's "Mr. Zero" concept and 1st episode summary

Absolutely fascinating! Thanks for sharing. Some thoughts--It obviously was an attempt to cash in on the success of Bond/UNCLE and throw in a dollop of sci-fi. But here's my problem: What exactly do any of Zero's gadgets do??? He and Johnny get captured in part 2 and it's up to the military to save ...
by High C
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #169: “Instant Freeze” script: We don’t love a parade
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #169: “Instant Freeze” script: We don’t love a parade

Another excellent show, guys. Everybody might not love a parade, but I sure love the script episodes! What strikes me about this one, and all the early first season ones for that matter, is the attention placed on how The Duo should act and sound, and the overall tone and feel of the show, e.g. the ...
by High C
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Linda Gaye Scott (Moth) is starting up a podcast
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Linda Gaye Scott (Moth) is starting up a podcast

I wanted to pass along this information. Hat tip to board member epaddon, who noticed it on a '66 Facebook group. Scott has her own Facebook page and is promoting it here.

https://www.facebook.com/officiallindagayescott

She says she will be discussing Batman at some point.
by High C
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman

I would add this is more evidence that Joan was not a last-minute addition if they were calling in someone from the outside. This is my biggest take-away, too. Nice detective work! How'd you stumble onto this one? I search 'Joan Collins Batman Siren' every few days and see where it takes me. Someho...
by High C
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #168: “Dick Tracy” and “Wonder Woman”: The Dozierverse Stumbles
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #168: “Dick Tracy” and “Wonder Woman”: The Dozierverse Stumbles

Good stuff and great fun as always, sirs. Re the pathetic Wonder Woman short: Not surprising that Dozier didn't have his finger on the pulse of women's abilities, rights, expectations, etc. and that he couldn't 'read the room,' as it were. I mean, yes, Honey West had been canceled, but The Avengers ...
by High C
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #167: Tom Peyer talks “Batman 66” and “The Wrong Earth”
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #167: Tom Peyer talks “Batman 66” and “The Wrong Earth”

Many thanks to Mr. Peyer for giving insight into his writing process. That's always interesting to me. I found it notable that he wanted to do a Black Widow story. I was hoping maybe he had an unused idea for another underutilized '66 (well, '67) villainess, but that's how it goes. ;)
by High C
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Obituary for Lee Harman, Bat-makeup artist
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Obituary for Lee Harman, Bat-makeup artist

This was fascinating. Thanks for sharing. A very interesting story about an interesting. Sorry he's gone.

I don't know who this was, but here is a photo of a touch-up being done on-set:
by High C
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Hatter moll Jean Hale passes away
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Hatter moll Jean Hale passes away

Sad news. Writer Tom Lisanti, who has penned numerous books about femme fatale/henchmoll type actresses of the 1960s, interviewed Hale and she indicated her star at Twentieth Century Fox apparently fell when she refused to do Valley of the Dolls because her role would have some 'semi-nudity, somethi...
by High C
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Famed designer Nolan Miller freelanced on Batman
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

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: 7
Views: 1049

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: 1588

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: 1052

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: 2112

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: 1950

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 ...