MASSIVE BATMAN 66 EXHIBITION AT HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SET TO OPEN JAN. 12TH
That's right Citizen's of Gotham, the eagerly anticipated BATMAN 66 EXHIBITION at the HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM (link) is less than 2 weeks away! And we have all the juicy details below.....
Hollywood's voice acting legend Wally Wingert has been very busy these past few months. Wingert, known for his work on "Family Guy" and the Riddler in the Arkham Asylum games and Batman vs Two Face, put up the Bat signal in mid October to his fellow Knowledgeable Bat- fans at the 66batman.com website and announced that he was working on a "Mega sized Batman 66 display planned for the Hollywood Museum.", and needed contributions for display. Now the fruits of his labor are just 12 days away.
Wally teased friends online with what we can expect and Bat-fans from near and far are expecting "to see a mock-up of a slice of the Batcave; complete with cave walls, the Bat Computer, the Batmobile, the hotline, and more." Wingert goes on to mention "Mark Hardeman will be loaning his original costumes, which will be displayed next to screen-accurate replicas. This will be done in a side-by-side manner, to illustrate how the costumes aged over the years; versus how they would have looked on the set in 1966."
We here at Retro Cool Nerd are absolutely dizzy with anticipation for this event! Fans of the Batman 66 Show from all over the world will converge this coming January in Hollywood to Celebrate the opening of this BATCAVE sized display of Screen used costumes, props, replicas, collectibles, and much much more.
Stay tuned to this Bat-channel, Citizens. Retro Cool Nerd will be at the HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM to cover the opening! We will be chatting with the stars of the show, chatting with fellow Bat -fans, and shooting tons of pics to show you this masterpiece over 50 years in the making! There is even a chance for a chat with the mastermind behind my wildest dreams coming true-Wally Wingert.
Here are all the official deets!
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOLY HOLLYWOOD HISTORY!
A BATMAN ’66 RETROSPECTIVE AND THE FIRST EVER BATMAN EXHIBIT
WEDNESDAY, JAN 10, 2018 AT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM
BURT WARD, LEE MERIWETHER & BARBARA RUSH
AMONG THE BATMAN STARS
THAT WILL ATTEND TO HONOR THE SHOW, ADAM WEST & BURT WARD
Hollywood, Ca - President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building (www.hollywoodmuseum.org), Donelle Dadigan, announced today that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled that Burt Ward and world renown Batman ‘66 collectors, will work together in the first ever “BATMAN ‘66” exhibit, opening to the public on Jan 12th 2018 - the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”
On Jan 10th 2018, The Hollywood Museum will turn Hollywood in Gotham City, as they project the iconic Bat Signal on the side of the historic Max Factor building, at a VIP unveiling gala for “HOLY HOLLYWOOD HISTORY! BATMAN ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance.
The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward, and the iconic show, still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.
Last year’s release of Warner Bros animated films “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader” and this year's “Batman vs Two Face,” Batman ‘66 is hotter than ever. Burt Ward (Robin), who has gone from Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader, with his nonprofit dog food, GENTLE GIANTS (www.gentlegiantsdogfood.com), helping dogs live twice as long, said “I never dreamed I would still be playing the same character 52 years later. I am thrilled that the Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building would honor our show in this way.”
The BATMAN 66 exhibit will feature original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68. Dadigan says, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone - from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam's original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites - the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”
Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West's face and mannequin from 1966.
The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.
HOLY HOLLYYWOOD HISTORY
Thousands of hours have gone into mounting this exhibit and a dedicated team of Hollywood Museum staff and world- renown collectors, including Wally Wingert, Scott Sebring, Pat Evans, Tom Woodruff, Nate Truman, Mark Hardeman, Greg Maraio, Alex Zsolt, Christopher Chaisson, Bob Mitsch, Kelly DeCambre, Adrian Van Eck, Ivan Taback, Brian Puls, Chaz George, Buddy Rogers, Troy Maynus, Daniel Fopma, Dave Tripet, Kelly DaCambre and Bob Mitsch have come together to loan amazing items that are now part of TV history - to help create this first ever Batman’66 exhibit, “Holy Hollywood History!” Wally Wingert has been named as the special Curator of this exhibit, with exhibit Organizer, Roger Neal.
Ward remarked “I am excited to see all of this. It will be like a homecoming to reunite with these items and to remember my friend and crime fighting partner, Adam West.”