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by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Remember Crazy Foam from the 70's? It's baaack!
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Remember Crazy Foam from the 70's? It's baaack!

Hmmm. Does the modern version seem gritty compared to the original? ;)
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

I don't think so; Robin--or Dick Grayson--was more than aware of the opposite sex, even to the point where Wayne chastised him in the Chandell arc for having his own girl-happy/romantic feelings on the brain when wondering about Harriet & Chandell. One could say Grayson was not innocent in the sens...
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

The idea of the "sleeping cream" does make sense if you understand how it would be made: using a blender with an airtight vacuum chamber. Put cream in, vacuum out the air, refill with your favorite sleeping gas formula and whip it good - the gas would stay suspended in the cream. Or skip the gas an...
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1/12/66 Party
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: 1/12/66 Party

The only thing that's weird about this was a party on 1/12/66 in which multiple celebrities attended and showing both parts of the pilot episode. How do you know they showed both parts of the pilot? The 7:30 pm time posted on the outdoor poster made me think they just showed the TV broadcast. Were ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: CPO Romero, USCG
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: CPO Romero, USCG

I corrected my original post to read ""aka BMC" after noticing a typo (by me) in your quoted copy. Holy dyslexia!
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Real Names
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Real Names

Always bugged me how Kato is his name both in and out of costume. And yet, nobody figures it out. I only worked this out earlier this year, while watching a few Green Hornet episodes during a crossover event that featured GH in the Dick Tracy comic strip: The convention when Green Hornet and Kato s...
by Jim Akin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: CPO Romero, USCG
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: CPO Romero, USN

Romero was a "chief" (master botswain's mate, aka BMC) in the Coast Guard. His WWII service included operating an on-deck winch, and crewmates considered him a master of that particular art. I believe he's demonstrating that skill in the photo at left.
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles

clavierankh wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:34 am
Professor Pat Pending's Valet Rudy in That Darn Catwoman/ Scat Darn Catwoman
Ah! Of course. Thanks.
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1/12/66 Party
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: 1/12/66 Party

Great find! That sure looks like fun. It's interesting that Burgess Meredith made the scene in civilian garb. Partygoers would have to wait another week to see his debut as Pengy, so I suppose showing up in costume would have been a spoiler—not to mention putting a crimp in his dance moves. Less sur...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #094 “The Londinium Larcenies” and a legacy layout in Los Angeles

Anyway, you guys did some good research on Johns and Vallee, but I was surprised you didn't mention how Vallee was referenced twice earlier in the show. I recall Bruce's acquisition of Chief Screaming Chicken's raccoon pelts from the coat of a down-and-out crooner. What was the other reference to V...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Neil Hamilton Talkie Clip from 1930
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Neil Hamilton Talkie Clip from 1930

The full movie is available online. Runtime is just over 1 hour because, per Wikipedia, it was shot as a musical, but had songs removed before release, as musicals were seen as falling out of public favor. Hamilton co-stars with Edward G. Robinson in a typical gangster role. (I wonder if Robinson an...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie.
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: Aunt Harriet in the 1966 movie.

Too bad that scene was cut. It would have been fun to see Aunt Harriet get snippy with the GCPD. Thanks for the link to the movie script. I hadn't seen it before. The biggest revelation I got from the script? Arguably the most famous bit of 1966 bat-dialog ever wasn't even in the final draft! "Some ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Real Names
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Real Names

The Green Hornet's true identity--Britt Reid--was named a few times during the crossover. Kato was mentioned as well, though the episode's writer (Charles Hoffman) mistakenly had Batman use it as if it was his name while in costume . Maybe Batman remembered the introduction GH made ("my aide, Kato"...
by Jim Akin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Real Names
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Real Names

Black Widow's first name was never mentioned, but she called herself "Mrs. Max Black (widow)." And Sandman was of course Dr. Somnambula, but his first name was never given either.
by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 619

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

I remember as a kid watching the (Black Widow?) episode where the GCPD puts out an APB on Batman and describes him as wearing "purple cape and tights". I remember thinking, "Come again? Purple???" I had a similar reaction after looking up "mauve" in the dictionary, in an effort to understand the ti...