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The second mask

Post by Lounge lizard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:57 am

This is a close up of the mask Van wore when he posed for the publicity photos with Adam West, the Batmobile and the Black Beauty.
He also wore it in a brief clip ABC used to promote their new season of shows. Here's a direct link:
https://postimg.cc/image/6h39s0q4n/

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Re: The second mask

Post by svl » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:05 am

Link is broken.... :(

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Re: The second mask

Post by Lounge lizard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:38 pm

I've put a direct link instead.

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Re: The second mask

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:13 pm

I never liked that mask one bit. I'm really glad they settled on the design they did for the bulk of the show's run. Those early variations didn't do anything for me. The "final" mask seemed to compliment Van's so much better in the way it was molded to the curvature of the his face.

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Re: The second mask

Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Actually, the mask in the link never appeared in any of the episodes. It seemed to be a smaller mask, as if originally a tryout for Kato but I cannot be certain.

The 1st, TV-used mask (left) and the standard one side by side:

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The 1st mask might have been uncomfortable for Van Williams and Bruce Lee, but I do like the "insect-like" design of the eyes and contours.
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Re: The second mask

Post by Jim Beard » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:20 pm

Within the fiction of the show, it'd be easier to tell it was Britt Reid with the second mask :)

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Re: The second mask

Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:58 pm

That's a good point. Its too much of a "second skin" that does not distract the viewer in the way the pilot mask does with its unusual features.
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