Many years ago I used to have a library of historical videos to view, (various old interviews, television advertisements and presentations). Unfortunately however, around the time of the release of the series onto DVD & Blu-Ray, I was requested to take them offline due to copyright issues. I have subsequently found various Batman related videos hosted on various hosting platforms, so have compiled them and embedded below.
1973 U.S Department of Labor (Equal pay for women)
Dick Gautier fills in as Batman for Adam West, in this 1970’s public service announcement for equal pay. Alongside Burt Ward & Yvonne Craig.
1966 Jean Boone Interview
An interview circa the release date of the 1966 Batman Movie featuring; Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Adam West and William Dozier.
U.S Department of Treasury (1966)
A public service advertisement from 1966, promoting U.S saving bonds.
The Will Shriner Show
This is an interview from the 1980’s featuring; Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Julie Newmar and Stanley Ralph Ross.
1965 ABC Presentation
This is the network presentation for Batman shown to ABC executives in 1965. In effect a short early / pre-cursor to the first episode ‘Hi Diddle Riddle / Smack in the Middle’.
ABC Television Advertisements
This is a collection of five advertisements shown by ABC for the series (all seasons).
Videos on external websites (links)
The ‘Batscope’ webpage (bat friend.com) – Includes a collection of fantastic videos which I would highly recommend viewing. Clicking here opens the link to an external webpage in a new tab/page, to find the following videos;
- The complete screen tests in full for Adam West & Burt Ward, as well as, Lyle Waggoner & Peter Deyell (the second choice of actors to play Batman & Robin).
- The 1967 ABC network presentation. This was a presentation shown to ABC executives in 1967 which introduced Yvonne Craig as Batgirl to the series, this was an successful attempt to save the Batman series from cancellation – paving the way for season three.
- An interview by Telescope (CBC production) with William Dozier