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by gerryd54
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

I'm pretty well versed in the details and the history of the GH series and I didn't see anything in the Bates book that jumped out at me as being inaccurate. I'm not saying that there wasn't any merch that sold. The ones you mentioned were very popular brands in the '60's. However,according to the M...
by gerryd54
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

I'm pretty well versed in the details and the history of the GH series and I didn't see anything in the Bates book that jumped out at me as being inaccurate. I'm not saying that there wasn't any merch that sold. The ones you mentioned were very popular brands in the '60's. However,according to the M...
by gerryd54
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

I'm well aware that the series was heavily merchandised, what I said was that it didn't sell. The hope was that it would hit as big as Batman and we all know that didn't happen. According to Billie Rae Bates book, which has some excellent information on the GH series, William Dennis who was head of ...
by gerryd54
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Ultimate cowl #3 of 30 ,reporting for duty!
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

Re: Ultimate cowl #3 of 30 ,reporting for duty!

thank you, just great. I realize that Jan Kemp created the cowl but your craftsmanship is superior to that of the series. You can see the love, seriously.
by gerryd54
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

According to Van he made zilch from the merchandise. Also, I've never seen any information indicating that a lot of merchandise was sold.
by gerryd54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

In interviews that Van gave in the late '80's and early '90's he talked about this Big Valley episode as being a pilot for a series. It was the same production team that had success with The Rifleman in the late '50's and the vibe was the same: a good, moral father with a young son. As someone menti...
by gerryd54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Ultimate cowl #3 of 30 ,reporting for duty!
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

Re: Ultimate cowl #3 of 30 ,reporting for duty!

These are astounding. This may have been talked about but how does the pilot cowl differ from these cowls?
by gerryd54
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Where to get a green Chesterfield coat
Replies: 9
Views: 8945

Re: Where to get a green Chesterfield coat

An actual green chesterfield style coat is going to be hard to impossible to find. I bought one from Clint and I really like it and I'm fairly picky. The color and the material are really nice. I had it slightly altered by a local tailor. I purchased my hat from Barons in Burbank; expensive but wort...
by gerryd54
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Captain America is a REAL hero!
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Captain America is a REAL hero!

Don't get me wrong, this is a nice thing for Chris Evans to do. However, back in the '40's,'50's and '60's this was common place for stars like Roy Rogers, Clayton Moore, Gene Autry, George Reeves maybe even Adam West etc.They didn't always have cameras with them either.I suppose it's a sign that pe...
by gerryd54
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?
Replies: 50
Views: 7219

Re: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?

I just remembered something . I lived in New York at the time of Batman's debut . Wednesday nights at 7:30, WNEW channel 5 was running Disney's Zorro in syndication, so two things were happening; Guy Williams was competing with himself and Zorro, which influenced Batman, and was the Batman of the "5...
by gerryd54
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?
Replies: 50
Views: 7219

Re: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?

I was 11 when it premiered and I remember the commercials very well. If you didn't live through it, it's hard to describe how Batman permeated the culture. It really was everywhere . I remember seeing Adam and Burt in person when they came to the Walt Whitman Mall on Long Island in Huntington , New ...
by gerryd54
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Did anybody notice...???
Replies: 234
Views: 38775

Re: Did anybody notice...???

I have to say, I love these kind of observations
by gerryd54
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A Casual Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

A Casual Fan

I was wondering how many other folks that visit this site on a regular basis (approx. once a week)are what I would consider a casual fan? Not sure what the criteria would be but here are my qualifications; I've seen every episode more than once,I saw the movie when it originally came out, saw Adam a...
by gerryd54
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: HUNTER WEST appearances???
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: HUNTER WEST appearances???

I certainly think that when Adam and Burt are no longer able to appear that Hunter would be a good choice. Fans love to hear from the children of stars just what their hero was really like.
by gerryd54
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam West on The Rifleman and The Big Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Adam West on The Rifleman and The Big Valley

I remember this appearance very well. I saw it when it first aired. West was playing a kind of psychotic calvary officer. What I remembered is that his performance was way over the top, almost laughably so. There was no subtlety at all.Don Knight was very good though