West & Ward in Costume 1986

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West & Ward in Costume 1986

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Here's a short video recorded from 1986 sourced from 3 different TV stations in Evansville, Indiana. I went to see the duo earlier in the day, and noticed all three local stations had crews there. That night on the news I madly switched channels back and forth trying to record from all three stations. I managed to get almost everything, the worse being the 2nd clip that I caught mid story. Funny thing is, that station WFIE I went to work for 8 years later in 1993. I searched high and low in the tape archives for the World of Wheels video and soundbite so to nab a complete copy of what aired, but could locate nothing. So during the 8 years in between the tape was either lost/damaged or the video was not archived, or archived incorrectly.

https://youtu.be/j7EOEJBmdFU

I also shot a couple of minutes of Super 8 film myself at the event of West and Ward. I hope to locate that film soon and have it transferred to DVD, and I will upload that also.

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Wonderful! Thanks!
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Clavier Ankh wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:43 am
I managed to get almost everything, the worse being the 2nd clip that I caught mid story. Funny thing is, that station WFIE I went to work for 8 years later in 1993. I searched high and low in the tape archives for the World of Wheels video and soundbite so to nab a complete copy of what aired, but could locate nothing. So during the 8 years in between the tape was either lost/damaged or the video was not archived, or archived correctly.

https://youtu.be/j7EOEJBmdFU
Fear not citizen. Here is the rest of the second clip:
https://vimeo.com/34763957
I also shot 3 minutes of Super 8 film myself at the event of West and Ward. I hope to locate that film soon and have it transferred to DVD, and I will upload that also.
I can't wait to see that!

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Here's a 1986 clip of The Dynamic Duo from Toronto:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTPo-KgfR8

This Toronto clip is marked 1985 but I tend to think that it was from the same tour as above:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtUIwZ9zf8

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Hey...fantastic that lost WFIE footage!!

Thank you! I don't recognize that uploaders name, he must have left the station before I started there.

That 2nd Toronto 1985 link just took me to a recommended page. Is this the clip you intended to link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtUIwZ9zf8

Have you seen this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhpEnF3rCNQ

Judging by the TV episodes on the same tape as my World of Wheels clips, mine was shot in March of 1986. Or possibly early April. I just spent a little over an hour looking for the Super 8 film, but it's not where I thought it was. That one might take a bit longer. I'm pretty sure at that time I had upgraded from a Super 8 silent camera, to a Super 8 sound camera. It's been so long I can't remember everything I shot. I did film while I was in line, and I'm pretty sure after they signed for me I went and sat up high in the stadium watching. Eventually they went on a break, and I believe I filmed as they went up the stairs right next to where I was sitting.

Something else I noticed in the Toronto clips, Adam has a MUCH better bat symbol on his costume than the crude hand drawn bat he was using a couple of months later in Evansville.

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Yes, that is the one. I thought I had linked it properly but I'm uzing my phone.

I have seen that second clip. I wish it had contained their opening stand up act. I had seen Adam perform solo several times but never as a duo. Here's another one from 1989. Burt Ward was not at this one. https://youtube.com/watch?v=k1483-6a380

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Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to digitize and then share this with us. LOVE seeing this kind of thing.

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Loved seeing them again! Thanks!
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The Boss wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:29 am
Here's a 1986 clip of The Dynamic Duo from Toronto:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTPo-KgfR8

This Toronto clip is marked 1985 but I tend to think that it was from the same tour as above:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtUIwZ9zf8
I was at that show in Toronto. I was actually able to see and hear myself talking to Adam while he signed a photo for me! Here are some pics:

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marmaly wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:31 pm
The Boss wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:29 am
Here's a 1986 clip of The Dynamic Duo from Toronto:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTPo-KgfR8

This Toronto clip is marked 1985 but I tend to think that it was from the same tour as above:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtUIwZ9zf8
I was at that show in Toronto. I was actually able to see and hear myself talking to Adam while he signed a photo for me! Here are some pics:

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That's awesome!

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Thank you so much for sharing these priceless treasures. I really enjoyed watching them.
Adam West is a legend!

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I love watching clips like these. Especially when they stay in character. It is my hope that many more surface in the near future.

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I finally found my Super 8 film that I shot in 1986 when the duo appeared at the World Of Wheels in Evansville, Indiana. I'm a little disappointed it's silent as I had a sound camera at the time. Maybe I only had a silent cartridge to go into the camera when I went that day.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/myZO1wZmiMI

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Clavier Ankh wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:00 pm
I finally found my Super 8 film that I shot in 1986 when the duo appeared at the World Of Wheels in Evansville, Indiana. I'm a little disappointed it's silent as I had a sound camera at the time. Maybe I only had a silent cartridge to go into the camera when I went that day.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/myZO1wZmiMI
I'd still like to see it. How long does it run?

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It's the link in my post you quoted.

Run time is a little over 2 minutes.

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