Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

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Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by BatMite » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:40 pm

The Green Hornet topic posted newly unearthed interview footage with Bruce Lee and while watching that I noticed the same interviewee also interviewed Adam West in full Batman costume in 1966. It begins with short behind-the-scenes footage. It’s amazing footage like this turns up. There’s also Leonard Nimoy in his Spock costume. Adam appears at 22:08.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb_W2kC7BEw&t=1535s

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Re: Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by Commodore Schmidlapp » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:21 pm

Tremendous find!

That's some excellent footage of Adam climbing the giant umbrella.

He even seems somewhat in character for the interview. Then again in that costume, it'd be hard not to be. ;)

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Re: Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 am

I adore this footage! It has been floating around for a number of years but this recent upload that you've linked to appears to be a better quality than the version I have saved.

Any opportunity to see Adam interviewed (in costume to boot!) whilst the show was in production is always a thrill. Throw in that awesome behind the scenes shot of him climbing the umbrella and this is pure gold.

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Re: Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by Jim Akin » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:37 am

I love the clip -- and it's new to me.

Any idea of the date of this clip? If they were still shooting Fine Feathered Finks when this interview was shot, wouldn't it have to have been before the show premiered? Even if they'd finished shooting the episode and just had Adam climb the giant umbrella as a photo op, it still would have been very early in production, right? (The umbrella setup would have been broken down quite soon after it was needed, wouldn't it?)

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Re: Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by rsaffle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:41 pm

Adam West in that suit will always bring a smile to my face. I go right back to that little kid with my eyes locked on the screen.

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Re: Wow! Unseen Adam West Interview 1966

Post by Ben Bentley » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:46 pm

Jim Akin wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:37 am
I love the clip -- and it's new to me.

Any idea of the date of this clip? If they were still shooting Fine Feathered Finks when this interview was shot, wouldn't it have to have been before the show premiered? Even if they'd finished shooting the episode and just had Adam climb the giant umbrella as a photo op, it still would have been very early in production, right? (The umbrella setup would have been broken down quite soon after it was needed, wouldn't it?)
During an initial Google search I came up blank for an original airdate of the interview with Adam. I don't have a call sheet or shooting schedule for these episodes, so sadly I can't tell you which specific day of the six day shoot that the interview took place. I can however tell you by way of a "Cast Requirements" document that "Fine Feathered Finks" started shooting on Monday 22nd November 1965 and wrapped on Monday 29th. I don't have a call sheet or shooting schedule for these episodes, so sadly I can't tell you which specific day of the six day shoot that the interview took place.
Cast_Requirements-E03_E04.jpg

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