SAN DIEGO (AP) — There are typically a lot of Batmen at Comic-Con, but only one was the subject of a star-filled tribute. Filmmaker Kevin Smith, producer James Tucker, actors Ralph Garman and Lee Meriwether and about a thousand fans paid tribute to the late Adam West at the pop-culture convention Thursday night. West played […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles became Gotham City Thursday night as the Bat-Signal glowed at City Hall in honor of late Batman actor Adam West. Hundreds of fans, some in costume, cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal and splashed a yellow oval with a bat […]
West played the superhero straight for kids and funny for adults. He initially chaffed at being typecast after Batman went off the air after three seasons, but in later years he admitted he was pleased to have had a role in kicking off a big-budget film franchise by showing the character’s wide appeal.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) – The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum near where he now lives. The opening night of “Criminals on Canvas” is Wednesday at the […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their respective roles as Batman and Robin, but they won’t have to don tights this time around. The actors are voicing the characters in the animated film “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” out this fall. Julie Newmar will also return as Catwoman. The […]
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — No surprise: Adam West has an excellent sense of humor. The actor, after all, was immersed in a madcap brew of scenery-chewing villains and pun-filled dialogue in the 1960s TV series “Batman” and yet managed to portray the caped crusader as both in on the joke and properly superheroic. In a […]
With so much talk recently about the casting of Ben Affleck as star of the upcoming Batman film, the Me-TV diginet is taking the opportunity to promote its airings of the classic TV show. It’s asking viewers to sign a petition and leave a comment in support of putting Adam West in the new movie. The network plans on presenting the petition and comments to West. You can sign it here.