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by zippgun
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Great Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: The Great Divide

In the UK ours were Bat Laffs, dated 1966 - which had pathetic "jokes" on the back eg Q - What is a bat's favorite magazine? A - PlayBAT The painted cards, dated 1966, came with Bazooka Joe chewing gum. On the back were details of how to join the "Official Batman fan club" - send a Bazooka gum wrapp...
by zippgun
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Great Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: The Great Divide

I saw the show in its first run in the UK. I'm not sure when it began in the UK, though it would have been later in 1966 than January. I can still recall that first episode and being a bit freaked out by the Riddler and his henchies in those gas masks (for some reason!). In June 1966, from issue 20,...
by zippgun
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Deanna Lund RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Deanna Lund RIP

I met Deanna Lund in 2006. She was nearly 70 but looked decades younger. Still slim and beautiful.
RIP
by zippgun
Mon May 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?

I hadn't seen it. Now I have.

Grace only has 15 IMDB credits.
I've seen a number of these apart from Batman - the Hawaiian Eye episodes, Wild Wild West episodes, the UNCLE episode- and the bit in a 70's Wonder Woman.

I think she went into real estate after her acting career.
by zippgun
Mon May 07, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?

Chickadee was one of my favourite henchwomen in the series - a rare "moll" allowed to be as active and rotten as the male villains. There were a small number of others, such as Molly, Queenie, Undine, and the Chandell "phantoms." I think Chickadee was the only gun toting henchwoman. At 33 Grace was ...
by zippgun
Sun May 06, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "Mr. Lucky" TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: "Mr. Lucky" TV series

MR LUCKY is available as an official DVD box set.

Great show. Highly recommended.
by zippgun
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Grace Gaynor/Chickadee RIP?

I noticed this.
http://www.holycrossmortuary.org/obitua ... h_id=15302
The picture certainly looks like Grace.
(1933 - 2018)
by zippgun
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: RIP Francine York
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Re: RIP Francine York

I actually saw "The Doll Squad" at the cinema on its original UK release.
Francine played Amos Burke's squeeze a number of times on "Burke's Law" - as did Nancy Kovack.

It seems Francine had cancer.

Probably my favourite moll from the show.
RIP - never to be forgotten.
by zippgun
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast -- The Impractical Joker/The Joker's Provokers
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast -- The Impractical Joker/The Joker's Provokers

I gave Cornelia a place on this blog for villainesses, and wrote about the episode more generally there a while ago -

http://evilbabes.wikia.com/wiki/Cornelia
by zippgun
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Who else missed the mid-60s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1862

Re: Who else missed the mid-60s?

I was born in 1957, so was there for the mid 1960s and did see the Batman show on its first run - and many others such a UNCLE, Get Smart, The Avengers, Secret Agent (Danger Man), The Munsters, Bewitched, The Saint, Lost in Space, the Gerry Anderson puppet shows like Thunderbirds etc. It was a wonde...
by zippgun
Sat May 07, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: PRETTIEST BAT-MOLL ?????
Replies: 37
Views: 7211

Re: PRETTIEST BAT-MOLL ?????

Glacia Glaze - really "Emma Srunk". Parrish should have worn this outfit as Glacia! A fair few weren't smitten with old Bats - Molly, Undine, Lydia, Chickadee, Chandell's trio, Betsey Boldface, Anna Gram, Cornelia, Cleo Patrick, Queenie (who put on an act to try to escape), Nora Clavicle and her hen...
by zippgun
Fri May 06, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: PRETTIEST BAT-MOLL ?????
Replies: 37
Views: 7211

Re: PRETTIEST BAT-MOLL ?????

I don't think anyone mentioned Diane McBain. Diane was incredibly beautiful in the 1960s. I would also nominate Sivi Aberg. There are so many to choose from.
by zippgun
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The top Bat-records of 1966!
Replies: 31
Views: 3884

Re: The top Bat-records of 1966!

Mike and Bernie Winters - "That man Batman" (1966) that man batman.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLCoqYeyvvU I actually have this record. Mike and Bernie Winters were a pair of English comedy brothers (well Bernie was the comedian, Mike the straight man), popular on TV in the 1960s. Both are n...
by zippgun
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: ADAMS t,v appearances??
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: ADAMS t,v appearances??

Adam's most significant TV exposure prior to "Batman" must have been in the series "The Detectives starring Robert Taylor" (1959 - 1962). When this show was expanded to an hour for the 3rd and final season (1961 - 62), Adam West was cast as Sgt Steve Nelson (partnered by Sgt Chris Ballard, played by...
by zippgun
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Liberace Ratings Myth
Replies: 36
Views: 5600

Re: Liberace Ratings Myth

I rather like the Liberace episodes, though the pianist is terrible as the evil twin, Harry. I love the absurd way Dick and Bruce analyze a concert performance in detail from memory and realize something is wrong from that. I like the guarding of a Chandell concert by the police with the machine gun...