Adam West, star of the 1960s Batman series, died yesterday. He was 88. According to the article about his death, it says that West had leukemia.
Back in August, I shared this post below about opening of the 1966 Batman film that starred West.
You will be remembered old chum,
August 17, 2016
“Holy Widescreen, Batman !”
“Yes, Robin you are correct. We will be on the widescreen starting today.”
– fictional conversation between 1966 Batman and Robin –
50 years ago today, the Cape Crusader and the Boy Wonder took crime fighting to the big screen with the local debut of “Batman: The Movie.” The film based on the hit television series of the time starred Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin, Cesar Romero as The Joker, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, Frank Gorshin as the The Riddler and Lee Meriwether as Catwoman. The movie was shown in Scranton at the Comerford Theater on Wyoming Ave.
Here is the article from the August 13 1966 edition of the Scranton Times previewing the film –
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast