Thanks to Adam West and Burt Ward, the comic book heroes Batman and Robin came to life on the television screen in the 1960’s.
West died at the age of 88 in 2017 after a career of some 50 years in film and television, but his home town of Walla Walla, Washington has never forgotten their native son.
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For the third year, Walla Walla is holding their third annual Adam West Day on September 21.
The festivities include appearances of the Batcycle, Batmobile, and Batcopter throughout the day; songwriter Daniel Minteer will perform his composition “Adam West Blues”, superhero memorabilia and comic books will be on sale at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center, a Q&A session with guests and frineds of Adam West, a screening of the documentary “Starring Adam West” at the Gesa Power House Theatre, and the official lighting of the Bat Signal on the Marcus Whitman Hotel.
On Adam West Day, the Kirkman House Museum is offering frre admission for fans to view the permanent Adam West exhibit.
There will also be live music, kids activities, and superheroes in downtown Walla Walla throughout the day.
West left Washington in 1959 when he moved to Los Angeles, but he never forgot his roots or where he came from and returned to his home frequently over the years; and Walla Walla never forgot West as they have begun this annual celebration of their own home town superhero.
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