Sunday, September 21, 2014

BATMAN and the Mean Streets of Kensington

In May 1967,  during the hiatus between season 2 and season 3, Adam West flew to England and shot a road-safety film, some photos of which are captured here. Batmania was still at its height in Britain. According to the notes on these photos, the film and photoshoot took place on the streets of Kensington on May 12th 1967, in London. Can anyone identify the actual streets used?


The incongruity of Batman juxtaposed with an Austin 1100 car, or surrounded by onlookers in a grey London jumps out of the photos.

According to a blogger pcarroll3 on Amazon.co.uk , Batman's dialog in the film was :
"I'm taking a break from crime-fighting in Gotham and I'm here to tell you about a daily deadly danger.... TRAFFIC!.. and it finished
REMEMBER, Always do your..(pause for effect, look stern into the camera) KERB DRILL! I loved it.






Original Publication: People Disc ? HM0458 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1 comment:

  1. This one I'm not sure about. I probably saw it on TV at the time, but I'd have to see it again to know for sure. (The old memory needs jogging from time to time.) You have to hand it to Adam West 'though - he gave the role everything he had.

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