Footage of Burt as Robin at The 1975 Pittsburgh Car Show

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Footage of Burt as Robin at The 1975 Pittsburgh Car Show

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https://youtu.be/PAy8GE4qvlo

Just a brief snippet at around the 16:00 mark. Stumbled upon it and thought you all may be interested.
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Looks like they had the fuzzy Batmobile there as well.
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I'm kind of curious about the Cornelius from Planet Of The Apes, seen briefly before Burt. Surely Roddy McDowell wouldn't be appearing at a car show, in full ape make up.
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JWLJN, thank you for posting this! This was a car show scheduled in several cities, including Los Angeles (at the L.A. Convention Center) where my family attended the show, met Burt, got his autographed photo (of TV-era Robin climbing a wall), the actors in Planet of the Apes' Cornelius and Zira costumes, and saw the flocked Batmobile. I cannot tell you how much fun that car show was, and to top it off, meeting Burt! Again, thanks for posting this news clip!
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Very neat! Love the glimpses into those appearances.
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Sassman wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:22 pm I'm kind of curious about the Cornelius from Planet Of The Apes, seen briefly before Burt. Surely Roddy McDowell wouldn't be appearing at a car show, in full ape make up.
No, Roddy didn't make any appearances in costume. Bill Blake and Paula Crist had a touring show where they appeared in official apes makeup and costumes on loan from Fox. I saw them in my hometown when I was but a wee guppy and they did a fantastic job of mimicking both the voices and movements of Roddy and Kim Hunter.

They performed a 10-15 minute bit and then they signed photographs and shook hands with the fans. There are several websites devoted to their show, here's one that gives you some insight;

Touring Apes Show
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