The Bat Signal Shines on City Hall in Honor of Adam West

Batsignal DTLA (Photo by Tom Underhill)

A huge crowd assembled last night to honor the late Adam West, who passed away June 9th at the age of 88. West portrayed Batman on ABC from 1966 to 1968, as well as in a feature-length film version released in 1966. West and his side-kick Burt Ward (Robin) also appeared in character on a number of public service announcements.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck lit the Bat-Signal to cheers and applause from the audience. West’s family and former co-stars Burt Ward and Lee Meriwether were also in attendance, as was the Batmobile.

West’s family is encouraging people to donate to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Photos by Tom Underhill of Tom Underhill Photos, Andrew Bell of Andrew Bell Photography, and Mike Guerena. Used with permission. 

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