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by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1/12/66 Party
Replies: 4
Views: 753

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: 16
Views: 3186

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: 475

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: 2199

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: 1575

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: 1575

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: 2392

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...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 27
Views: 3798

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

Several changes were made to the script between Carr's final polish and production. All were improvements, in my view, and I'm guessing Lorenzo Semple Jr. was responsible for the bulk of them: Gotham Bakery becomes Mother Gotham's Bakery. Just the right touch of commercial fake-folksiness. "Whipped ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 27
Views: 3798

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

I love this stuff! The scene of the pie fight and payroll plunder evidently got named Mother Gotham's Bakery at some point after these drafts were completed, but an annotator (Howie Horwitz?) suggests in a note on Draft 1 that it be described as a large commercial chain, "like Helms." SoCal board me...
by Jim Akin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: On the set of "Batman"
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: On the set of "Batman"

Keith Mayo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:54 am
Saw an autograph by Jane personalized "To Keith" on evilbay but passed.
It would've made a lot more sense in your collection than it would have in mine! :)
by Jim Akin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: On the set of "Batman"
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: On the set of "Batman"

The presence of Jane Wald (Jill) indicates this was during production of The Joker Trumps An Ace/Batman Sets The Pace. Lewis, Shawn and Stevens were shooting "Way, Way Out" (a space race spoof that bombed) elsewhere at Fox. Per Wikipedia, production on Way, Way Out ran from late January through Marc...
by Jim Akin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BAT elsewhere
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: BAT elsewhere

I think the headline translates more or less as "Batman doesn't have suicidal tendencies."

Holy death wish! Where'd that come from?
by Jim Akin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman TV Soundtrack Album Promotional Mobile Display
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Batman TV Soundtrack Album Promotional Mobile Display

That's a really great piece. I'd love it for my music room, too. No one bothered to flop Robin's "R" when they flipped the figure from the Jan & Dean cover. That'd be such a cinch today with Photoshop, but back then it must've been too labor-intensive. You're right about the size, @Szabol. Per the e...
by Jim Akin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Myths" Surrounding The Show
Replies: 73
Views: 8160

Re: "Myths" Surrounding The Show

Riddler had a mother-in-law? Holy husbandry! I'm surprised Batman didn't tell the Prince of Puzzlers his gag would work better if it had been about cake, not cookies: "Cake is made from batter, Riddler, but cookies come from dough — and if your wife came from dough, maybe you wouldn't be an arch cri...
by Jim Akin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Caped Crusade and The Rise of Nerd Culture
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: The Caped Crusade and The Rise of Nerd Culture

FYI, Tim and Paul discussed the book in a To the Batpoles! podcast a couple of months ago.