Friday, 27 January 2017
WHEN BATMAN WASN'T ADAM WEST...
What you're about to watch is a TV ad from the
early 1970s, featuring YVONNE CRAIG, BURT
WARD, and DICK GAUTIER - doing a pretty fair
impression of ADAM WEST. The original ad was a
little longer, with an intro shot of BATGIRL on her
Batcycle, and the exterior of the building in which
the Dynamic Duo are held captive. The ad
ends in the style of the '60s TV show.
However, the full ad's quality on YouTube
isn't great, whereas the above one is better. (I've
included the original ad below, so you can see the
full thing, Bat-fans.) Dick Gautier died recently, but
he was a well-known, well-respected actor and artist,
who played HYMIE the robot in GET SMART, and
STANLEY BEAMISH's boss HAL in MISTER
TERRIFIC in the 1960s. Believe me, though
- that hardly does justice to his long career.
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 27, 2017