In June of 2017, TV’s Batman, Adam West passed away. The mayor of Los Angeles realized what an important “hero” Mr. West was to many people here in Southern California, not to mention around the world, and decided to honor the late actor in a very unique, and Weird Hollywood way.
On June 15th, Burt Ward, (Robin the Boy Wonder) was on hand as Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck switched on the Bat Signal to cheers and chants of, “Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… Batman!
The news of Adam West’s passing hit me harder than expected, and to be honest, I expected it to hit me pretty hard. I have some fairly vivid memories as a three year old watching the show when it was first broadcast in 1966.
I recall one day in the summer of ’66 stopping at a gas station near our home in Northeast Philly, and suddenly without warning, I’ became temporarily immobilized – as if by some villainous, super freezing ray, at the sight of the Batmobile, just the Batmobile. No Batman. No Robin – Just the Batmobile – fueling up next to us. Continue reading “My Memory of Meeting the “Real” Caped Crusaders.”→