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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will light a ceremonial bat-signal Thursday night to honor Adam West, the star of the Batman TV series who died Friday at age 88. The signal will be projected via spotlight onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring Street downtown in an event that will start around 9 PM PT. West brought deadpan comedy and a hero's jutting jaw to the title character of the landmark TV series featuring Batman, Robin and an over-the-top list of villains. It ran for 120 episodes from January 1966-March 2968 on ABC.

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It should be in NYC not LA

#1 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-15 02:34 PM | Reply

#1; I thought Gotham was Chicago, not NY.

But the important thing is they are all really Hollywood.

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-06-15 03:02 PM | Reply

#1; I thought Gotham was Chicago, not NY.

But the important thing is they are all really Hollywood.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-06-15 03:02 PM | Reply

@#2,3 I thought Gotham was Chicago, not NY. ...

www.cbr.com

Scroll down a bit to the map:

GOTHAM CITY IS IN NEW JERSEY?

..."Suicide Squad" reveals, through multiple shots of dossier files introducing characters like Deadshot, that the Gotham City of DC Films is in New Jersey, ...

Regardless, it's a neat thing to do, project the bat sigmal onto the building.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-06-15 03:12 PM | Reply

I was sure it was NYC but I looked it up once upon a time... Fun fact to know about. Gotham is a very old nickname for NYC. Washington Irving is responsible for it. He first used it in "Salmagundi" but referred to Gotham in many of his writings.

The name is actually believed to come from an old story called "The Wise Men of Gotham." The people acted crazy in the story to avoid a visit by the king. He was of course having fun poking at the people of NYC.

NYC or LA it's still the bat signal - RIP Adam West.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-15 03:17 PM | Reply

Rest in Peace Mayor West

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-15 03:34 PM | Reply

It should be New York...

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2017-06-15 03:54 PM | Reply

Gotham is in NJ.

And any town that wants to honor him with a Bat Signal is welcome to do so.

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#8 | Posted by Tor at 2017-06-15 07:32 PM | Reply

Good idea RIP Batman

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-06-16 01:19 AM | Reply

The bastard Lib in NY probably wouldn't approve it. Hollywood was the last resort.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-16 01:46 AM | Reply

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