Thursday, June 15, 2017

Los Angeles to Shine Bat-Signal for Adam West

Los Angeles City Hall to shine Bat-Signal for Adam West.
Adam West as Batman. (ABC Television/Wikimedia)
The late Adam West, the much-beloved TV show portrayed Batman during the late 60's on ABC, will be honored tonight with a shining of the Bat-Signal in Los Angeles reports The Hollywood Reporter. Mayor Eric Garcetti along with L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck, will be doing the honors at the Los Angeles City Hall at 9:00 p.m. West died this past Saturday, June 10, 2017 from a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.

Fans are invited to the ceremony which takes place at 200 N. Spring St., but many will no doubt be able to make it. Instead, West’s family is asking fans to consider donating toward the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can also be made to Camp Rainbow Gold, an Idaho-based charity for children battling cancer.

Adam West played the caped crusader alongside Burt Ward as Robin on the simply named TV series Batman beginning in 1966. The pair were later joined by Yvonne Craig in 1968 who portrayed Batgirl for the series. Though the show only aired for three seasons, West was never able to shake the iconic character and after a few years of trying, just embraced his legacy. It is then fitting that his last acting role was voicing the character for the upcoming animated film, Batman vs. Two-Face which also features the voice talents of Ward and Julie Newmar who played Catwoman on the original show. It is a follow up to last year’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.

See the news report the day after here.

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