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THE GOOD CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MAN BENEATH THE BAT-SUIT
Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Police Department Chief Charlie Beck to Light Bat-Signal in Honor of Beloved “Batman” TV Series Star
SOCIAL: #BrightKnight #AdamWestTribute
WHAT: Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15.
The legendary star of the classic “Batman” TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In remembrance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.
If fans are not able to join in the tribute Thursday night, the West family encourages Adam’s “old chums” to make a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Camp Rainbow Gold.
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Spring Street steps
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Media Arrival Time: 7:30 p.m.
Guest Arrivals And Interviews: 8:00 p.m.
Bat-Signal Ceremony: 9:00 p.m.
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Hope everyone can watch and celebrate this epic honor for our Batman! -Trey
ABC7 News did a Facebook Live stream of the ceremony, featuring Mayor Garcetti, Chief Beck, The West Family, Burt Ward, Lee Meriweather and our own Ralph Garman. You can watch it again via the link below:
Making this even more awesome is the fact that LA City Hall doubled as the Daily Planet starting with Season 2 of "The Adventures of Superman." So it's a double-hero reference for me.
I don't know how much you had to do with it Ralph, but this was a really touching event.
Here's an ABC recap:
And we showed up to do our best and try to represent.
That group shot is wonderful! I'm proud to call you guys friends. Way to represent!