The Hollywood Museum’s “Batman ’66” Exhibit Is Going To Be Bat-tacular!

Growing up, one of our all-time favorite TV shows was “Batman” starring Adam West and Burt Ward.  YES it was campy, we didn’t know or care, YES the costumes were less than amazing, we STILL didn’t care.  Every episode captured our full attention and allowed us to join The Caped Crusader as he cleaned up Gotham… “same Bat-time….same Bat-channel!”

Imagine our excitement when we heard that The Hollywood Museum is about to host  a very special exhibit starting on January 12th.  The “Batman ’66 Retrospective Exhibit is scheduled to open on January 12, 2018, which is the 52nd anniversary of the show, and we are totally geeking out. Ticket prices are only $15 for adults, and $5 for children under 5.  Money well spent as far as we’re concerned!  Here is the official press release.

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President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building (www.hollywoodmuseum.com), Donelle Dadigan, announced today that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled that Burt Ward and world renown Batman ‘66 collectors, will work together in the first ever “BATMAN ‘66” exhibit, opening to the public on Jan 12th 2018 – the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”

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On Jan 10th 2018, The Hollywood Museum will turn Hollywood in Gotham City, as they project the iconic Bat Signal on the side of the historic Max Factor building, at a VIP unveiling gala for “HOLY HOLLYWOOD HISTORY! BATMAN ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance.

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The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward, and the iconic show, still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.

Last year’s release of Warner Bros animated films “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader” and this year’s “Batman vs Two Face,” Batman ‘66 is hotter than ever. Burt Ward (Robin), who has gone from Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader, with his nonprofit dog food, GENTLE GIANTS (www.gentlegiantsdogfood.com), helping dogs live twice as long, said “I never dreamed I would still be playing the same character 52 years later. I am thrilled that the Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building would honor our show in this way.”

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The BATMAN 66 exhibit will feature original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68. Dadigan says, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone – from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam’s original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites – the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”

Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from 1966.

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The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

Thousands of hours have gone into mounting this exhibit and a dedicated team of Hollywood Museum staff and world- renown collectors, including Wally Wingert, Scott Sebring, Pat Evans, Tom Woodruff Jr., Nate Truman, Mark Hardeman, Greg Maraio, Alex Zsolt, Christopher Chaisson, Bob Mitsch, Kelly Delcambre, Adrian Van Eck, Ivan Tabac, Brian Puls, Chaz George, Buddy Rogers, Troy Maynus, Daniel Fopma, Dave Tripet, Grigg Espinoza, Rob Klein, and Robert Jungweber have come together to loan amazing items that are now part of TV history – to help create this first ever Batman’66 exhibit, “Holy Hollywood History!” Wally Wingert has been named as the special Curator of this exhibit, with exhibit Organizer, Roger Neal.

Ward remarked “I am excited to see all of this. It will be like a homecoming to reunite with these items and to remember my friend and crime fighting partner, Adam West.”

Run, don’t walk, to The Hollywood Museum on January 12th and slide down the Bat-pole into Memory Lane and relive your youth.

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Blurppy’s Best of Behance #10

2017 was FILLED with incredible art by amazing artists from all over the world.  “Best of Behance” is our attempt to expose folks to some fantastic new artists.  Give this batch a look and please, let us know which ones are your favorites down below in the comments.  (Use this LINK to see past “Best of Behance” articles.)

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Image by Luis Toledo

 

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Image by Alexis Franklin

BOB-Guangjian-Huang

Image by Guangjian Huang

BOB-Carlos-Dearmas

Image by Carlos Dearmas

BOB-Celia-Lowenthal

Image by Celia Lowenthal

BOB-Sophie-Foster

Image by Sophie Forster

BOB-Janusz-Jurek

Image by Janusz Jurek

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Image by Robert Rejmak

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Image by Sylvain Sarrailh

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Image by Lefevre Vincent

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We Want ALL Of George Caltsoudas’ “Batman: The Animated Series” Prints

When Bob Kane and Bill Finger first premiered Batman back in 1939 in Detective Comics #27, there was no way they could fathom the popularity and longevity of the character.  Beloved by fans around the world, (our personal favorite as well,) Batman has been a mainstay in DC Comics for almost 80 years.  Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight are pop culture icons of the highest degree and their legacy lives on through countless reiterations.

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One of our favorite reiterations was “Batman: The Animated Series.”  Developed by the mighty Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, the show ran from 1992 through 1995 and featured the voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Bob Hastings, Loren Lester and Luke Skywalker, we mean Mark Hamill, as the Joker.

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Greek artist George Caltsoudas has put together a series of sensational prints that pay homage to each episode of the series and, as you can image, we absolutely desire each and every one of them.  Here is a look at series one through three and you will see why they are such coveted posters.

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Head over to George’s website to see more from this series as well as ALL his incredible art.  The guy is a true talent and there is a plethora of prints to drool over.  Follow George on TWITTER for updates on new releases too.

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Dark Hall Mansion’s Latest “Willy Wonka” Print Leaves Us In “A World Of Pure Imagination”

You know the story, there are five golden tickets and they promise the adventure of a lifetime.  When underdog Charlie Bucket spends the last of his money on a Wonka Bar, he is blessed with an opportunity that kids all over the world covet, a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  Along with four other kids, Charlie and Grandpa Joe go inside the magical world created by Willy Wonka and their lives would never be the same.

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Today, Dark Hall Mansion has revealed a new print that pays homage to the film and they have secured the talents of one of our favorite artists, Ise Ananphada.  Here is their official announcement along with a look at Ise’s impressive prints.

Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, welcomes contemporary artist Ise Ananphada on for our officially licensed “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” limited edition fine art screen print release available Tuesday, December 19th, at 12:30 PM-PST!

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Ise Ananphada’s intricate line work

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DHM, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, showcases the beloved 1971 film classic in print form through the eyes and minutiae detailing of artist Ise Ananphada. Ise’s exceptionally detailed renderings incorporate numerous classic elements as well as several references to specific and legendary scenes from the film. Be it Augustus Gloop learning the hard way that one should heed Willy Wonka’s warnings, a swelled Violet being escorted, er, rolled away to be juiced, or one very, very naughty Veruca Salt demanding “I want it now,” it’s all here! As are the glorious rivers of chocolate, the scrumptious candy treats, the surreal Wonka paddle boat, Oompas galore, the incomparable Wonka elevator, Everlasting Gobstopper, and of course, the Golden Ticket-all under the watchful gaze of the quite singular Willy Wonka himself who invites us all to view paradise while reminding us, if we want to change the world, there’s nothing to it.

Ise Ananphada’s “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” limited edition screen prints measure 24″ x 36,” are screen printed, strictly limited and hand numbered.

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“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
Artist: Ise Ananphada
Standard Edition of 280

24″ x 36″
Screen print
$65

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“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
Artist: Ise Ananphada
Variant Edition of 70

24″ x 36″
Screen print
$95

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“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
Artist: Ise Ananphada
Golden Ticket Edition of 10

(based on Standard colorway and printed on gold foil)
*Printer mockup above approximates final piece on gold foil stock*
24″ x 36″
Screen print
$125

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“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
Artist: Ise Ananphada
Golden Ticket Edition of 10

(based on Variant colorway and printed on gold foil)
*Printer mockup above approximates final piece on gold foil stock*
24″ x 36″
Screen print
$125

Please see additional details on Dark Hall Mansion’s Facebook page or via DHM’s blog.

Officially licensed “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” Ise Ananphada fine art print editions will be available Tuesday, January 19th, at 12:30 PM PST via DHM’s dedicated store page at: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com

*In fairness to all collectors wishing to purchase Ise Ananphada’s official
“WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” limited edition prints:
Please allow eight weeks for delivery due to the holidays and 
PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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Put The Peddle To The Metal, The First Teaser For “Mortal Engines” Is Here

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Today we get our first look at an all-new, epic adventure produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Christian Rivers, “Mortal Engines.”  Based off the first book in a series of four by Philip Reeve, Jackson’s vision for “Mortal Engines” looks to be quite spectacular.  Although this is only a teaser, we can’t wait to see more.  Here’s the official synopsis.

mortal-engines-book-coverThousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.
 
On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com

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Dark Hall Mansion Says “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” With A Slew Of New Charlie Brown Prints

As we come to the close of 2017 we are reminded that despite all that is wrong in the world today, we still have many things to be thankful for.  One of them is the magic of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” and the holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  This timeless piece always brings us back to the simpler times of our youth and is still beloved by fans all over the world.

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Today Dark Hall Mansion has revealed all-new Peanuts art by artists Adam Grason and David FloresHere is their official announcement:

Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is pleased to debut our official Peanuts licensed “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” limited edition fine art prints by artist Adam Grason as well as the “PEANUTS ATTITUDE” series of official prints by artist David Flores, all available this Thursday, December 14th at 12:30 PM-PST!

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
Artist: Adam Grason
Standard Edition of 140 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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Artist: Adam Grason
Alternate “IT JUST NEEDS A LITTLE LOVE” Edition of 140 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
Artist: Adam Grason
Gift Set of BOTH editions-Standard + Alternate-in 9″ x 12″ format
Edition of 100 

9″ x  12″
Giclee fine art prints 
$55 for Set of BOTH style prints in 9″ x 12″ format

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide LLC, welcomes artist Adam Grason for two sweet and charming pieces on Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 Christmas masterpiece, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Adam, like may of our artists, is a big fan of Peanuts, in particular the Schulz Christmas classic, so story was essential to him and his beautifully hued and colorful pieces capture two different moments that, first and foremost, underscore the true meaning of Christmas, while also reflecting the sheer joy of the film and holiday season. Adam’s pieces are available in individual 18″ x 24″ single prints or as a special 2-print gift edition set that includes both prints in 9″ x 12″ format.

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“CONVERSATIONS FROM THE WALL”
Artist: David Flores
Standard Edition of 125 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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Artist: David Flores
Variant Edition of 75 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$65

On the same day we’ll also be offering artist David Flores’ personal take on the legendary Peanuts characters with his official “PEANUTS ATTITUDE” limited edition prints. David, yet another artist who grew up on and very much admires Peanuts and Mr. Schulz’s classic body of work, has interpreted iconic Peanuts moments and poses while stylizing each through his personal vision and introducing some of his own unique takes as well. 

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“SNOOPY”
Artist: David Flores
Standard Edition of 125 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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“SNOOPY”
Artist: David Flores
Variant Edition of 75 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$65

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“JOE COOL”
Artist: David Flores
Standard Edition of 125 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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“JOE COOL”
Artist: David Flores
Variant Edition of 75 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$65

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“CHARLIE BROWN”
Artist: David Flores
Standard Edition of 125 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

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“CHARLIE BROWN”
Artist: David Flores
Standard Edition of 125 

18″ x  24″
Giclee fine art print  
$55

Whether it’s Charlie Brown and Linus reflecting on life’s moments and challenges in David’s “Conversations from the Wall,” his iconic “Snoopy” on the doghouse, or Charlie Brown and Joe Cool with attitude, check out David’s Standard and Variant individual 18″ x 24″ single edition prints or see our Flores gift set which includes all 4 of David’s prints in either Standard or Variant 9″ x 12″ formats for a single gift price.

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“PEANUTS ATTITUDE”
Artist: David Flores
GIFT SET: ALL Flores Standard editions (4 prints) in 9″ x 12″ format
Edition of 100 

9″ x  12″
Giclee fine art prints 
$75 for Set of All (4) Standard edition prints in 9″ x 12″ format

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“PEANUTS ATTITUDE”
Artist: David Flores
GIFT SET: ALL Flores Variant editions (4 prints) in 9″ x 12″ format
Edition of 100 

9″ x  12″
Giclee fine art prints 
$75 for Set of All (4) Variant edition prints in 9″ x 12″ format

Our official Peanuts “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” and “PEANUTS ATTITUDE” limited edition prints go on sale this Thursday, December 14th, on DHM’s dedicated store page here: http://darkhallmansionstore.com at 12:30 PM-PST!

NOTE! All OUR official Peanuts Adam Grason and David Flores limited edition prints and gift sets begin shipping this very Friday, day after first going on sale, so that our fulfillment firm (that’s standing by!) can get as many shipments out to buyers as possible in time for Christmas.

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