The curator pays us a visit…
UPDATED: For the FIRST LOOK at the BATMAN ’66 exhibit, click here.
Wally Wingert is a Batman ’66 maven of the highest magnitude — known to fans not just for helping to burnish the show’s legacy but for providing uncanny voice work in the two recent animated films. (His Frank Gorshin Riddler is startling and his Victor Buono King Tut is inspired.)
Wally talked at length about it with host John S. Drew and me in the latest Batcave Podcast, which you should most definitely listen to here.
He discussed how he was (gladly) pressed into service by none other than Burt Ward himself. Even better, he gave a great preview of the exhibit: More than two dozen collectors have pooled their memorabilia in a once-in-a-lifetime display of costumes, props and rare collectibles.
The whole thing will be split into four sections: Wayne Manor, focusing on Bruce’s study; the Batcave; a tribute to the villains — sort of a United Underworld salute; and rare merchandise from the era.
And even though Wally and the organizers are still keeping a lot of it under wraps in anticipation of Jan. 10’s VIP gala at the museum — which will be attended by Ward, Lee Meriwether and others who appeared on the show, plus George Barris’ #2 Batmobile — he revealed a lot of what fans will be able to see when the exhibit opens to the public Jan. 12, the 52nd anniversary of Batman’s premiere on ABC. (The exhibit closes in April.) (UPDATED: JULIE NEWMAR to Attend BATMAN ’66 Museum Gala. Click here.)
— Major BATMAN ’66 Museum Exhibit Opens in January. Click here.
— JULIE NEWMAR to Attend BATMAN ’66 Museum Gala. Click here.
— Burt Ward and Julie Newmar Discuss the BATMAN ’66 Exhibit. Click here.
— BATCOPTER Provides Piece of History at BATMAN ’66 Exhibit. Click here.