Unusual Batgirl Picture.

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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by BatMite » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:23 am

redbird wrote:I must agree with Scott's assessment...It is NOT Yvonne Craig.
Look at the Lips and chin and length of the nose where the mask is on the bridge, Compare Yvonne's Upper lip to the photo, also the ears stick out of the cowl,and the cowl is not the TV show Batgirl cowl, also Yvonne's cheeks are more defined. A very good look-alike, could have been a stunt double!
The dissimilarities in the cowl have no bearing on whether it might/might not be Yyonne. In my opinion, the side to side comparisons strengthens my belief that it is her.

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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by Larry A. » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:31 am

GAAAHHHHKKKKKK!!!!!!! Helen Slater, where are You when I need You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by Therin of Andor » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:01 am

Scott Sebring wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:02 pm
... as well as one with the same lady on a funny mini bike came across the old board.
I knew I had seen this thread before. Currently being chatted about on Facebook.

I did find the other UK pic that Yvonne claims was not her. Yes, same building in the background; I have seen the pic before.

"Like A Bat Out Of Hell: American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the US TV series 'Batman', UK, 23rd September 1967. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)".

The quoted date was a few days after Yvonne's second episode had aired in the USA.

http://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/567907355
BatMite wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:23 am
The dissimilarities in the cowl...
Side view in the above link.
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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by Kamdan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 am

Interesting if they found an exact double of Craig under the mask. Sometimes actors forget about things they’ve done. There was a long debate over whether or not a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi with Luke Skywalker finishing constructing his lightsaber and igniting it for the first time was genuine or not. The prop for the scene existed and Hamill’s hooded face is clearly visible, but Hamill said that it was never filmed. Turned out he misremembered.

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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by TP-6597 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 pm

I have no reason what so ever to doubt Yvonne on this. It's not her. You can look at a hundred pictures of Yvonne (as we probably all have) and one thing is very different from the unknown woman; You never see the sclera around her irises. In the picture at the start of the thread, that woman has much rounder eyes and you see much more of her sclera. The weird scooter picture looks even less like her. Yvonne didn't have those short thick legs. It's obvious why she said "not my body".

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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by Mr. Glee » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm

The following item doesn't offer conclusive proof about the photo either way, but I thought it was worth sharing here, anyway: a news item published in a Texas newspaper on October 3, 1967, which seems to confirm that Yvonne Craig was in London around the time the mystery photo was taken:
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Judging by the series production paperwork that used to be available online, there seems to have been a six-week gap in the filming of the third season (approximately spanning from September 2 to October 16.) If that's correct, then the idea that she was traveling to promote the series during the break seems plausible (but it still seems odd to me that they wouldn't have sent a more authentic-looking costume on tour with her.)

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Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Post by Progress Pigment » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:37 pm

Whoever it was, was hot. That's all I care. :) Everything else be darned!

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