Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

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Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

Post by Bob Furmanek » Fri May 11, 2018 8:45 pm

From Variety:
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Re: Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

Post by High C » Fri May 11, 2018 10:18 pm

Fascinating stuff as always, Bob. Thanks for sharing.
'I thought Siren was perfect for Joan.'--Stanley Ralph Ross, writer of 'The Wail of the Siren'

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Re: Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

Post by NJ_Batfan » Sat May 12, 2018 5:26 am

Very interesting find! It is ironic that Jack Benny had not seen the show, but appeared in the newspaper comic strip.

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Post by chrisbcritter » Sat May 12, 2018 5:30 am

Blake Edwards was someone to talk - he had Tony Curtis play The Great Leslie just like Adam West played Batman: perfectly straight.

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Post by epaddon » Sat May 12, 2018 8:25 am

And "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" even cribs the "Batman" theme in the opening credits! (and Herbert Lom as Dreyfus in his scheme to take over the world with a weapon is more an outsized Batman villain in this one)

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Post by John Mack » Sat May 12, 2018 3:55 pm

And let's not forget that Clouseau's crime fighting car in Strikes Again is a Batmobile with wings etc that they use the original Batmobile sound effects for including the Atomic Batteries sounds, flame sounds and whirring jet engine sounds!

PS: I just thought of this...didn't Dozier say he wouldn't use comedians as villains as they have a tendency to play things over the top or something similar? What heck was Berle?
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Re: Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

Post by Jimmy L. 66 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:10 pm

Great article and pics. Thanks for sharing.

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