Sunday, August 3, 2014

Meet Yvonne Craig Batgirl in the Rare "Behind the Scenes" short

Barbara Gordon and Batgirl

I love the Internet- there are so many amazing things that have been "hidden" from people for years. I stumbled upon this 2 minute video of Yvonne Craig, who played "Batgirl" on the 1966-1968 Batman TV series!  

  This is labeled "Network Presentation (RARE) is a recently discovered presentation made for the ABC TV network executives to add her to the show. She had a dance background and she wound up doing her own stunts!  
   Yvonne Joyce Craig (born May 16, 1937) is an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman, and as the Orion Marta in theStar Trek: The Original Series episode “Whom Gods Destroy”.
Yvonne Craig has her own website:
   BTW - Batgirl happens to be one of my all -time favorite superheroes! 
  WHO IS BATGIRL? Batgirl is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic bookspublished by DC Comics, depicted as female counterparts to the superhero Batman. Although the character Betty Kane was introduced into publication in 1961 by Bill Finger andSheldon Moldoff as Bat-Girl, she is replaced by Barbara Gordon in 1967, who later came to be identified as the iconic Batgirl. Depicted as the daughter of Gotham Citypolice commissioner James Gordon, she debuted inDetective Comics #359, titled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" (1967) by writer Gardner Fox and artistCarmine Infantino.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next