This is truly a wonderful and rare find! It’s an interview from when the cast of the 1966 Batman film was in Austin for the film’s premiere. The local CBS affiliate’s noontime host, Jean Boone, talks with Catwoman (Lee Merriwether), Joker (Cesar Romero) and Batman (Adam West). It’s a really special piece of history and trip down memory lane. Watch the interview here. Thanks to Martin Zamorano for the find.
Adam West is in Austin, Texas today attending a truly unique and special event: Austin’s Night of the Bat. As home of the largest urban population of bats, Austin is throwing a one-day Bat-Extravaganza. Mr. West is attending as the guest of honor and introduce a special screening of the original classic 1966 film Batman. The theater? None other than the Paramount, where the film premiered over 40 years ago. The day continues with a host of special events, a welcome to Mr. West from the mayor, a concert, all culminating with a gathering to view the amazing 1.5 million bats emerge from under Congress bridge for their famous nightly flight.
Adam made a surprise appearance on the Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Wednesday night. Nic Cage was being interviewed about his role in the upcoming film Kick Ass. He was describing how he grew up on the Batman TV series and emulated Adam’s performance for the role. At which point, Jay brought Adam out to face off with Nic in a Batman triva game. Watch below:
Adam became star #329 on the Palm Springs Walk Of Stars last weekend at a ceremony held in downtown Palm Springs. The sidewalk was overflowing with fans, onlookers, press and a very proud family as PSWOS board members and local and state government officials gave speeches honoring Adam’s career. Adam gave a speech and then the event culminated with the unveiling of his sparkling new star outside the Starbuck’s on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Here is some of the press from the event: KESQ KPSP
A great AnaheimOC.org interview with Adam West in anticipation of a classic Batman TV series cast reunion at the inaugural Anaheim Comic Con. Adam talks about the upcoming appearance as well as offers some priceless stories and memories from the show. Have a listen: AdamWest-AnaheimOCPodcast If you live in the southern California area, come out and see Adam at the inaugural Anaheim Comic Con April 16-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Full details available here.
Adam teams up with Rich Fields, announcer for The Price Is Right, to terrorize the CBS back lot in this wacky promo for the new Price Is Right iPhone game. To check out more funny videos featuring special guests like Lou Ferrigno check out the Rich Fields Gone Wild Youtube channel.
Adam West will be honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on April 10th at 11 a.m. A tribute to all his work over the years, Adam’s star will be the 329th to be placed on the famous walk through downtown Palm Springs. He will be joining the likes of Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, Harpo Marx, Marilyn Monroe and many other wonderful entertainers. A great tribute indeed! Here is the link to the PSWOS organization’s website.
No matter how avid a Batman fan you may consider yourself to be, there’s a man named Paul in Cornwall, England who will give you a run for your money. Over 30 years, he has turned part of his home into what has been dubbed “The Cornish Wayne Manor”. Complete with a Batman museum, a Batcave in the garden, and what looks like fully-functional Batman-themed bar, it’s one of the most impressive Batman memorabilia collections we’ve ever seen. And what’s better, all the proceeds go to charity! Enjoy the images below.