EXCLUSIVE: BATMAN Gets 80th Anniversary Museum Exhibit

PLUS: Catwoman and the Six Million Dollar Man join the fun…

A year after its mega-successful Batman ’66 retrospective and launch of its permanent superheroes exhibit, the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles is back with another celebration – this time spotlighting the 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader.

Not only that, the museum will be simultaneously launching exhibitions on Catwoman and the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman.

The three exhibits will launch May 14 with an invitation-only VIP gala starring Burt Ward, Lee Majors, Kenneth Johnson, the creator of The Bionic Woman, and more.

What can you expect? Original memorabilia and props from Batman comics, TV series and feature films, as well as screen-accurate costume replicas, organizers say.

On the Catwoman front, there will be life-sized figures of Catwoman through the years, as portrayed by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway, featuring the stellar work of designer Greg Maraio and his crew of artisans. (Click here for an UP-CLOSE LOOK at their remarkable output.)

Maraio and crew’s Meriwether

There will be similar figures featuring the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman, unveiled by Majors himself.

“This exhibit will be the first time that Batman’s lifelike Catwomen will be together,” said museum president and founder Donelle Dadigan. “We are also thrilled that the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man will join our 20th Century Superhero Legends exhibit, and be at the Hollywood Museum forever.”

The folks at the museum put on first-rate exhibitions. Their Batman ’66 retrospective was extraordinary and you can click here for an INSIDE LOOK, which should give you a strong sense of what to expect this time around.

A small glimpse at the since-closed Batman ’66 exhibit.

In the meantime, the invite-only VIP gala will be May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hollywood Museum, 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.) in Los Angeles.

For more info on the Hollywood Museum, click here.


— Overview of the BATMAN ’66 Exhibit. Click here.

— The 13 GROOVIEST THINGS at the BATMAN ’66 Museum Exhibit. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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