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Holy, Polaroid, Batman!

Adam West & Burt Ward on-set filming the TV series 'Batman' in 1966

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We love this random polaroid of Adam West and Burt Ward on-set while filming the TV series ‘Batman’ in 1966. ‘Batman’ was a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name and starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966, to March 14, 1968 and is now a cult classic for its campy comedic take on the dynamic duo. ‘Batman’ was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included everything from championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables to drinking milk among children. Near the end of the third season, ratings for ‘Batman’ had dropped significantly, and ABC cancelled the show. Reruns of the series have been seen on a regular basis in the United States and much of the world since 1968, and are currently shown on the classic TV network. In November 2014, Warner Bros. released the full, 120 episode ‘Batman’ collection on Blu-ray and DVD with a variety of extras including a miniature Batmobile, a 32-page episode guide, and Adam West Scrapbook. ‘Batman’ is also available at the iTunes Store.