BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE

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BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE

Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:40 am

Greetings Citizens! I was in Hollywood for Burt Ward's Star on the Hollywood walk of Fame celebration. I sat in the press pool and took a Bat- ton of photos and video.

https://www.retrocoolnerd.com/home/2020 ... -with-star

https://www.retrocoolnerd.com/home/2020 ... me-cermony

Kevin Smith presented and took a lot of pics with the cos players- who looked outstanding. Alex (Robin), Valarie (Catwoman), Retro Batman 66 (Batman), and Batgirl- sorry I do not know who she is- all did a magnificent job.
https://www.retrocoolnerd.com/home/2020 ... burts-star

I also had some pics go up over at 13th dimesion. I did not see that posted here so here you go
https://13thdimension.com/13-groovy-pho ... -ceremony/

As I mentioned i was in the press pool, but off to the side. so my video of the actual event is not that great. Variety I think had the best one, if you watched that one.

here are some others that I took.
Burt takes questions right after the ceremony-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3JN4O0vZ2U&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn1nZWoJzjs

It was a great day, and my son and I even got to hang out with Kevin Smith for a minute.
I hope some of you enjoy some of this. I will have more pics featuring the after party soon.
Thanks for looking.

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Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:27 am

i also attended the after party where Burt and Tracy invited everyone around the world to Dance the Batusi for world peace, in honor of Adam West.
check out here

https://www.retrocoolnerd.com/home/2020 ... -peace-day

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Post by Ben Bentley » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:18 am

Great work, Jimmy! Glad to have a "man on the ground" documenting these proceedings!

Batgirl is our friend and actress Sara Raftery fyi.

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Post by John Mack » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:50 am

Not disagreeing here Ben, but I just read an article said Maria Menounos (the woman who does the "noovie" thing before your actual movie starts) was Batgirl. Here's a link...

https://mobile.twitter.com/variety/stat ... 2490293248
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Post by SprangFan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:56 pm

There's the "Batgirl" (unmasked) at the podium (probably Menounos) and a second, masked and seated Batgirl in front of her.

Technically, there's also two Robins on the scene. :D
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Post by AndyFish » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:50 pm

Yup two different Batgirls-- Sara is great-- she's a perfect choice for Yvonne-- she was in HOUSE OF THE WOLFMAN a few years ago and that was a fun throwback to the old Universal Monster Movies.

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Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:41 pm

Correct. Sara was fabulous as Yvonne, and Maria looked fantastic. I believe Greg Maraio (The artist that made the Batgirl and many other suits for the Hollywood Museum exhibit) made Maria's suit, not sure aboot Sara's.
Maria was there with another Batman, but his costume was not as "screen accurate" as Retro Batman 66's was.
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Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:04 pm

at the after party they had a huge spread, but everyone's favorite was the Burt Ward Dog. 9" beef dog, Mustard, Relish, Onions, and Kruat.

watch the video here.

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Post by jeffhopkins » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 pm

Great coverage, batrunner1966! You really captured the event. I was there in my alter ego as RetroBatman66. I wish I would have met you, but perhaps I did meet you and didn't recognize you "unmasked".

I was humbled to be asked and very grateful to participate in this event, especially considering all the very talented and screen-accurate Batmen on this board. I have learned EVERYTHING from this message board and the extremely supportive and knowledgable experts here.

You were right about the Burt Ward Dog from Pink's being the highlight! It beat out the other food, easily! I hadn't eaten all morning because I was worried about my gut hanging out in the tights...so after the presentation I ate three Burt dogs!

The other Batman was Maria's Menounos' husband Kevin Ungaro! I think he just dressed up to support his wife. They were both very kind to us "backstage" and his jawline looks more like Adam West than I do!

I was very grateful to be a small part of this HUGE honor for Burt Ward!

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Post by batrunner1966 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:06 pm

We did not meet officially, I did catch you on one of your trips to the Pinks bar. You did great, and I look forward to meeting -offically- in the future.
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Post by jeffhopkins » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:44 pm

Wow thanks for posting that! What a fun event! I guess I hit the meatballs just as hard as the hot dogs. Stress eating after an exciting day!

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Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:16 am

jeffhopkins wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Great coverage, batrunner1966! You really captured the event. I was there in my alter ego as RetroBatman66. I wish I would have met you, but perhaps I did meet you and didn't recognize you "unmasked".

I was humbled to be asked and very grateful to participate in this event, especially considering all the very talented and screen-accurate Batmen on this board. I have learned EVERYTHING from this message board and the extremely supportive and knowledgable experts here.

You were right about the Burt Ward Dog from Pink's being the highlight! It beat out the other food, easily! I hadn't eaten all morning because I was worried about my gut hanging out in the tights...so after the presentation I ate three Burt dogs!

The other Batman was Maria's Menounos' husband Kevin Ungaro! I think he just dressed up to support his wife. They were both very kind to us "backstage" and his jawline looks more like Adam West than I do!

I was very grateful to be a small part of this HUGE honor for Burt Ward!
Great to have you with us on our board Jeff! Way to represent!

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Post by jeffhopkins » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:41 am

Thanks, Ben! This board is amazing, chock full of expert info and legit, lifelong Batman fans, it's a privilege to chat and learn from this great group!

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