Jul 9, 2020
Yvonne Craig’s memoir, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond, poses quite a contrast to those by Adam West and Burt Ward. Batman takes up much less space in it, and recountings of sexual adventures take up no space at all. What emerges is a very practical woman who sees herself as a geek, is surprised to find herself typecast as “sexy” as she approaches 40, has plenty of amusing anecdotes (Hollywood-related and otherwise), and would be a joy to sit down to coffee with. We’ve read the book and we review it in this episode.
Also, we present audio of ten minutes of Yvonne’s 1967 appearance on the Joey Bishop Show, John Zorn’s non-Hefti tune “Batman”, and your mail about episode 134, “What’s my Crime? Bob Dozier’s Joker Drafts.”