Updated: September 11, 2015
YVONNE CRAIG PHOTO GALLERY #02
How well I remember Batman... the runaway hit... totally
unexpected and everyone wanted to visit the set... they
had a guard at the door .. Stan, was his name... a
sweetheart .. No one without a "BAT PASS" was allowed on
that set and you could go on the set on either
Tuesday(s) or Thursday(s). Don't know why they chose
those days as anything could be going on. No way to
know what would be the best days? If you were lucky enough
to get that "Bat Pass" you could only stay an hour!
When Bill Dozier was doing the pilot for BATMAN ... he
wanted it to be CAMP (that was a new word. Maybe he
made it up)? He could not find an announcer to do the
narration as Bill wanted it done... sooooo, Bill Dozier
did it himself.
They tested about 4 or 5 teams of actors before choosing
Adam & Burt. Every major star from films (unheard of) wanted
to do an episode of BATMAN. They had some of the biggest stars
on that show.
The stunt work was wonderful on this classic TV show. They would
rehearse for a long time 'choreograph'... maybe days... the
writers would write such difficult things to do,... writers have
wonderful minds and dream up wonderful things. But do not realize
some things cannot (then) be done or the cost is/was so prohibitive.
They paid guest stars (HUGE FILM STARS) one thousand dollars. That
was top of the show (every show has a top) and these HUGE stars did
not care. This was a big hit and much as film used to hate TV and
vice versa. They wanted to be on Batman! Sooo many were... When the
ratings began to drop after the 2nd season (think) they decided to
bring in Yvonne Craig as Batgirl?