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Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:23 pm
by Mark Racop
Take a look at the screen-used screen test tunic worn by both Adam West and Lyle Waggoner! Peter Deyell says that the Robin tunic was one of three camera/color test tunics, but wasn't used for the screen test. Still cool, though! I was there to do a panel on Fiberglass Freaks' 1966 Batmobile replicas at the Bowling Green State University Batman Conference.
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Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:40 pm
by clavierankh
Neat!

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:28 pm
by Lou Szabo
Wow, I thought that was lost to the ages

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm
by BatMite
Did the cowl and cape survive?

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:19 pm
by batrunner1966
Yas mate!
I did not make it, but by best buddy did!
He loved your Batmobile panel Mark, and said it was very informative about what you do.
He also sent me tons of pics of those costumes. I have questions about that robin tunic,
#1. It looks like it has long sleeves tucked in?
#2. Has there been mention ofRobin test suits that did not make the cut, for whatever reason? Color, materials ETC?
I know the Batman one changed, but the tunic that Burt and Peter wear in screen test looks the same.
I am not questioning anything, just wondering if that is common knowledge?
Looks like I missed a great time!

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:52 am
by Mark Racop
You missed a great time. There were many great panelists. As it turns out, the screen test cape and cowl are not part of the collection. The owner doesn't know if they survived, or if they were modified and used for the show.

The Robin tunic pictured was not used for the Burton Gervis (Ward) or Peter Deyell screen tests. Peter said there were three versions of the Robin costume. This one was used only as a camera test/color test to work out the R logo, etc.

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:58 am
by Mark Racop
Great news! Owner Troy is planning to bring these tunics to Batcon 2019 in Logansport, Indiana, on August 17th and 18th. He is also planning to bring screen-used costumes from the 1949 Robert Lowery and Johnny Duncan Batman movie serials!

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:26 pm
by Ben Bentley
That's really cool! I would have loved to have attended your panel.

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:27 pm
by Mark Racop
Thanks, Ben! It was a lot of fun. I do four or five tours a week, so no problem on scheduling a time to make it happen. Next time you're stateside, be sure to come to Indiana.

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:14 pm
by batrunner1966
How bout a link to that event Mark?

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:24 am
by Ben Bentley
Mark Racop wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:27 pm
Thanks, Ben! It was a lot of fun. I do four or five tours a week, so no problem on scheduling a time to make it happen. Next time you're stateside, be sure to come to Indiana.
I've been saying to Scott for a long time now that we need to come and out visit you and your shop!

Re: Screen Test Tunic!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:42 pm
by Troy
Mark, this just made my whole week! I can't wait to see this stuff!!!