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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

To the Bat-Phone: 1966

To the Bat-Phone: 1966

A young Burt Ward as Robin on the "Batman" set in 1966. Holy rotary dial! Photo by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.

Asbestos

Do you think the sound proofing is asbestos?

Bunchy Knees

Those are some saggy leggings! Thank goodness legging technology has improved since then--a generation of 20-something women might be making different fashion choices if things were still in this state.

I wonder

if the Maint Dept won?

C'mon Batman

Buy the kid a decent costume. Thats humiliating. And don't
even get me started on the booties.

Dick Grayson

is utilizing the not-so-well-known "Robin-Phone!"

Scarce resource

Up until the days of cellphones, you would be lucky to find even two landlines on the largest Hollywood sound stages. Anything that required phone communications for support could easily become a bottleneck situation.

 
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