The man who helmed Hi Diddle Riddle…
Veteran TV director Robert Butler, who brought the Batman ’66 pilot to life, will appear Saturday (9/8) at a special panel commemorating the show and its Hollywood Museum exhibit, organizers say.
It’s a rare Bat-appearance for Butler, who also directed the first Penguin and Mr. Freeze episodes, and he’ll be joined by Burt Ward, as well as a number of collectors instrumental in the museum’s Batman ’66 exhibit that debuted in January. (Click here for more on the panel.)
For roughly four decades, Butler, a 90-year-old multiple Emmy winner, was a go-to for TV pilots, directing the first episodes of major shows such as Star Trek, Hill Street Blues, Remington Steele and Lois & Clark. He and James Burrows were the recipients of the Directors Guild of America’s inaugural lifetime achievement award in television direction.
If you’re in the LA area on Saturday, I highly recommend hitting up the panel and checking out the exhibit, which is spectacular. (Click here for an UP-CLOSE LOOK.)
The panel starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 2:30, with “lots of surprises” promised by organizers. Special $40 VIP tickets are required and include admission to the museum, the panel with refreshments, a commemorative t-shirt and 10 percent off a dessert at Mel’s Diner next door.
For more information, click here for the Hollywood Museum.
— Overview of the BATMAN ’66 Exhibit. Click here.
— The 13 GROOVIEST THINGS at the BATMAN ’66 Museum Exhibit. Click here.
— INSIDE LOOK at the BATMAN ’66 Epic Villains Display. Click here.