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by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Inspiration for Shame?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Inspiration for Shame?

The main inspiration for the character of Shame was obviously the Alan Ladd movie Shane , but an obituary I saw today makes me wonder if there also wasn't a more contemporary inspiration, which would have been familiar to Hollywood screenwriters -- and to SoCal BatFans -- during the original run of ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Behind the Scenes
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Batman Behind the Scenes

I love this. I think there was a link to a lower-quality version of this segment on David Sutton's original 1966 Batman fan site. Maybe I just never noticed it before, or perhaps it wasn't legible in that older clip, but I like the "U.S. and Canada Crime Computer" label in the Batcave. Was that used...
by Jim Akin
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Debuting my new MANBAT costume!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 5123

Re: Debuting my new MANBAT costume!!!

Amazing work! Good luck finding the antidote. ;)
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Meaning or Reference of Robin's Quote
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Meaning or Reference of Robin's Quote

ITT Corp. still exists, but it's no longer in the phone business; there's no longer an "&" in its name, either, and the letters of its name are no longer initials for anything. In the 1960s, when it was still International Telephone & Telegraph, it was a peer of "Ma Bell," not its precursor: AT&T ha...
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman beats drugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: Batman beats drugs

In "Marsha, Queen of Diamonds," Batman fights off the effect of a dose of love potion administered by a dart shot from a Cupid statue. Marsha sics her goons on Batman and Robin, and during the ensuing batfight, she reloads Cupid and drugs Robin, who's too inexperienced to resist. Batman then relucta...
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Neil Hamilton in THE GREAT GATSBY (1926)
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Neil Hamilton in THE GREAT GATSBY (1926)

Great find! Thanks very much for sharing this!

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Why were the Chandel episodes everyone's favorite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Why were the Chandel episodes everyone's favorite?

Aunt Harriet was added to the show as a female "chaperone," to eliminate any impression that the relationship between millionaire and teenage ward was anything but wholesome. (I'd say "platonic," but Plato approved of the kinds of relationships Aunt Harriet was there to prevent.) I think the whole "...
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: My Personalized Batphone Ringtone
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: My Personalized Batphone Ringtone

I use the "batspin" sting as my text message alert. The guy sitting next to me on a flight the other day recognized it right away, and said he'd have the Batman theme stuck in his head all day. :)

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman And The Desilu Backlot
Replies: 23
Views: 8675

Re: Batman And The Desilu Backlot

Excellent detective work!
by Jim Akin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: From Henchwoman to Bat-Villainess?
Replies: 29
Views: 3430

Re: From Henchwoman to Bat-Villainess?

Lisa and Blaze get my votes. Excellent choices.
by Jim Akin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Title Sequence Villains
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Title Sequence Villains

Clayface is in there, too. The "scaly" bad guy is a one-shot villain called King Cobra, who appeared in a 1961 story that introduced the original Silver Age Bat-Girl (not Barbara Gordon, but Betty Kane, neice of Kathy "Batwoman" Kane). The story was reprinted in a Batman Annual story in spring of 19...
by Jim Akin
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Crossover in Dick Tracy
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Batman Crossover in Dick Tracy

This is great stuff! I haven't read newspaper comics in years, but I was always a Dick Tracy fan as a kid. Artist Joe Staton (co-reator of E-Man, past artist on JSA and Doom Patrol, among many others) and writer Mike Curtis are having a ball, resurrecting old characters from the strip's early years ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Why didn't I see this before?
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: Why didn't I see this before?

Donna Loren was spokeswoman for Dr. Pepper and she also was in the rotating cast of house singers on "Shindig," the teen-oriented musical-showcase show that Batman replaced in ABC's Thursday night schedule in January 1966. Here's a clip of her doing a great cover version of "Shaking All Over," with ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Where Was Gotham?
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Where Was Gotham?

Along with the previously mentioned spoofs of Empire State politicians (Linseed & Stonefellow), many Gotham landmarks are stand-ins for sites in and around New York City: Gotham Square Garden Short Island Sound New Guernsey Gotham City Stock Exchange Spiffany's jewelry store Phoney Island I'm sure t...
by Jim Akin
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Ra's al Ghul in the 60's
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: Ra's al Ghul in the 60's

What about Michael Rennie? (If we can time-warp Ra's al Ghul back to the 60s, why not also undo the unfortunate Sandman episodes. which failed to capitalize on Rennie's acting talents?) And while there are many possible candidates to play Talia, I nominate Lana Wood (Natalie's sister, and Adam West'...