CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ADAM WEST

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CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ADAM WEST

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To those in or near Los Angeles, Adam's family has asked me to help spread the word re: this memorial that will be held tomorrow (Thursday) night.

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THE GOOD CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MAN BENEATH THE BAT-SUIT

ADAM WEST

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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This sounds like the perfect tribute, I just wish I was getting into LA a month earlier, with you guys in spirit!
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I'll be there.
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Here's a FB cover for anyone who wants to use it for tonight.
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Oh I wish so bad I could be there. Somebody please post some pics.
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Good for you Scott!! take pics please!!
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A perfect tribute!
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Does anyone know if the ceremony will be televised? If so what channel?

Thanks!

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WATCH the Bat Signal Tribute to Adam West LIVE

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Hi Batfriends, Below are two links I found that will be streaming the ceremony live tonight.

https://www.facebook.com/nathan.truman.3?fref=none

https://www.facebook.com/cosplayinamerica/


Hope everyone can watch and celebrate this epic honor for our Batman! -Trey
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HolyRobinFan!❤ wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:04 pm Does anyone know if the ceremony will be televised? If so what channel?

Thanks!

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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:

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I love that they used the correct chest sigal from the show. This evening was more proof of how culturally significant the show was at the time and remains so to this day. Wonderful tribute.

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Missed it but Jeff Dunham has a cool video on Youtube chronicling the whole thing. The actual lighting is in part 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGNMw0d9m4

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.
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A fitting tribute-- enough DC Comics dignitaries there to hopefully put to rest the idea that Adam's Batman is somehow not embraced by the company. Nice touch that it's the right symbol.
I don't know how much you had to do with it Ralph, but this was a really touching event.
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Great night filled with love for Adam.
Here's an ABC recap:


And we showed up to do our best and try to represent.
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Scott Sebring wrote: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:39 am Great night filled with love for Adam.
Here's an ABC recap:


And we showed up to do our best and try to represent.
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That group shot is wonderful! I'm proud to call you guys friends. Way to represent!
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