Adam West honored with Bat-signal ceremony in Los Angeles

Carla Harmon
June 16, 2017

According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined "Bat-guests" to light the Bat-signal in tribute to West's portrayal of the "Bright Knight" on Thursday night.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Bat-Signal will shine over Los Angeles in tribute to the late Adam West, the actor best-known for playing Batman in the campy 1960 television series.

Los Angeles has become Gotham City as the Bat-Signal glows at City Hall.

Ward and LA mayor Eric Garcetti admiring the signal. The large yellow signal lit up the building after Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Burt Ward, who played West's Batman sidekick Robin, paid tribute to West with amusing speeches. He also got to stand beside the red Bat-Phone!

Ward said: "He was a great family man, a wonderful husband, a wonderful father to his kids, he loved humanity and he loved his fans".

DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said: "Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood". West brought Batman to global fame in his role as the title character for the perfectly kitschy Batman series in the 1960s.

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