I remember watching the 1960s Batman TV show with my grandfather in our living room. We would have a blast watching these reruns. Now to celebrate this iconic TV program, Titan Books has released Batman – A Celebration of the Classic TV Series.
This large coffee table-sized book is filled with stories, rare photographs, artwork, interviews with cast and crew. It all started in 1965 when ABC was the 3rd rated TV network and needed to make a ratings splash. Three ABC executives: Yale Udoff, Douglas S. Cramer and Edgar J. Scherick green lit the Batman project. At the time, it was a daunting and risky task, this would be the first large-scale comic book based super hero TV show. The next step was to hire William Dozier. He became the point person for the Batman TV show. Dozier was able to cast two unknown actors Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin and the rest is history. The book covers the incredible history of the Batman TV show including the costumes, sets, props, vehicles, the cast of heroes & villains and the crew behind the camera. The book explores all 3 seasons and the 120 Batman TV episodes.
TV historians and Batman fans of this iconic TV show will really get a feel how this comic book superhero show got off the ground in the 1960s. Like one of the big executive decisions was to film this in color because many of the TV shows in 1965 were starting to shoot in color. For this Holiday season, this Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series makes a great gift.
Hardbound Title: Batman – A Celebration of the Classic TV Series
Authors: Bob Garcia and Joe Desris
Publisher: Titan Books