Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fact of the Day: Poor Robin

When Burt Ward played Robin on the 1960's Batman TV series with Adam West, he was mistreated by the TV network. His salary was the lowest for a character of his importance, and they never bothered to hire a stunt-double in an effort to cut more corners on the budget. Which caused Burt Ward to visit the emergency room dozens of times when stunts went wrong. 

8 comments:

  1. And his private life was a mess to...
    We all know what he got up to when he was'nt
    filming..especially in his trailer..with ALL
    those naughty ladies..! :).

    Never~the~less..these two were the best Batman
    and Robin EVER...all the ones since have rubbish,
    all of of them..never gave them the time of day...
    AND..the villians were better to...HeHe! I rest my
    case...! :0).

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  2. Damn, never knew that. Greedy arse studios.

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  3. That is awful! I never knew that.

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  4. Poor guy, hopefully things have changed since then! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://helsinkidragonfly.blogspot.com/

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  5. They wouldn't get away with that today.

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  6. I did not know that but am not surprised. I always read he was a black belt and could do his stunts notnthat he had no choice..typical studio tactics.

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  7. That's Hollywood for you. Greedy bunch, they are.

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  8. Really? I was a fan of that show, wrote about it on my blog, so to say the least I'm disappointed

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