I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show aired from September 18, 1965 to May 26, 1970 with new episodes, through September 1970 with season repeats, on NBC; the show produced 139 episodes. In the pilot episode, "The Lady in the Bottle", astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle; when he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him. They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie could speak English, which she does. Per his instructions, she "blinks" and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen in love with Tony at first sight after being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle and rolls it into Tony's duffel bag so she can accompany him back home.
One of the first things Jeannie does, in a subsequent episode, is break up Tony's engagement to his commanding general's daughter, who, along with that particular general, is never seen or mentioned again. This event reflects producer Sidney Sheldon's decision that the engagement depicted in the pilot episode would not be part of the series continuity. Tony at first keeps Jeannie in her bottle most of the time, but he relents and allows her to enjoy a life of her own. However, her life is devoted to his, most of their problems stem from her love and affection towards Tony, her desire to please him and fulfill her ancient heritage as a genie when he does not want her to do so, his efforts to cover up Jeannie's antics, because of his fear that he would be dismissed from the space program if her existence were known, brings him to the attention of NASA's resident psychiatrist, U. S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Alfred Bellows. In a running gag, Dr. Bellows tries over and over to prove to his superiors that Tony is either crazy or hiding something, but he is always foiled and Tony's job remains secure.
A used plot device is that Jeannie loses her powers when she is confined in a closed space. She is unable to leave her bottle when it is corked, under certain circumstances, the person who removed the cork would become her new master. A multiple-episode story arc involves Jeannie becoming trapped in a safe when it is accidentally locked. Tony's best friend and fellow astronaut, United States Army Corps of Engineers Captain Roger Healey, does not know about Jeannie for several episodes. Roger is shown as girl-crazy or scheming to make a quick buck, he has hopes to claim Jeannie so he can use her to live a princely life or gain beautiful girlfriends, but overall he is respectful that Tony is Jeannie's master, her husband. Both Tony and Roger are promoted to the rank of major late in the first season. In seasons, Roger's role is retconned to portray him knowing about Jeannie from the beginning. Jeannie's evil fraternal twin sister, mentioned in a second-season episode, proves to have a mean streak starting in the third season trying to steal Tony for herself, with her as the real "master".
Her final attempt in the series comes shortly after Tony and Jeannie are married, with a ploy involving a man played by Barbara Eden's real-life husband at the time, Michael Ansara. The evil sister wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons. Early in the fifth season, Jeannie is called upon by her uncle Sully to become queen of their family's native country, Basenji. Tony inadvertently gives grave offense to Basenji national pride in their feud with neighboring Kasja. To regain favor, Tony is required by Sully to marry Jeannie and avenge Basenji's honor, by killing the ambassador from Kasja when he visits NASA. After Sully puts Tony through an ordeal of nearly killing the ambassador, Tony responds in a fit of anger that he is fed up with Sully and his cohorts and he would not marry Jeannie if she were "the last genie on earth". Hearing this, Jeannie bitterly leaves returns to Basenji. With Jeannie gone, Tony realizes how he loves her; that outweighs all concerns. He flies to Basenji to win Jeannie back.
Upon their return to NASA, Tony introduces Jeannie as his fiancée, in which she attires herself as a modern American woman in public and it is accepted that Tony has a girlfriend. This changed the show's premise in that instead of the avoidance of Jeannie's exposure, it was to hid
Kāneʻohe is a census-designated place included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawaiʻi state District of Koʻolaupoko on the island of Oʻahu. In the Hawaiian language, kāne ʻohe means "bamboo man". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; the population was 34,597 at the 2010 census. Kāneʻohe is the largest of several communities along Kāneʻohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oʻahu; the commercial center of the town is spread along Kamehameha Highway. From ancient times, Kāneʻohe was important as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance of rainfall. Today, Kāneʻohe is a residential community, with little agriculture in evidence; the only commercial crop of any consequence in the area is banana. Features of note are the new Hawaiʻi National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kāneʻohe Bay is from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby Heʻeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end of Kāneʻohe Bay from the central part of Kāneʻohe, although the town stretches along Kāneʻohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter. The ZIP code for Kaneohe is 96744. There are three golf courses in Kāneʻohe: Pali Golf Course, Koʻolau Golf Club, Bayview Golf Park. Kaneohe is located at 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W. Nearby towns include Kailua to the east, reached either by Kāneʻohe Bay Drive or Kamehameha Highway, the former providing a connection to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, the latter connecting to Interstate H-3 and Pali Highway to Honolulu. Likelike Highway runs southwest through the Koʻolau to Honolulu. Likelike provides connections to Kahekili Highway and Heʻeia, H-3 southbound to Hālawa; the first three exits on the windward side of Interstate H-3 east bound access Kāneʻohe. Following Kamehameha Highway northward from Kāneʻohe leads through Heʻeia to Heʻeia Kea. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.5 square miles, of which 6.6 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles is water.
The total area is 22.80% water, consisting of a portion of Kāneʻohe Bay included in the census tract. Kaneohe has a tropical savanna climate; as of the 2000 Census, there were 34,970 people, 10,976 households, 8,682 families residing in Kāneʻohe. The population density was 5,320.7 people per square mile. There were 11,472 housing units at an average density of 1,745.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.49% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 38.48% Asian, 11.44% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, 27.90% from two or more races. 7.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 10,976 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.9% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size is 3.48.
The population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males. The median income for a household in Kāneʻohe in 2000 was $66,006, the median income for a family was $71,316. Males had a median income of $40,389 versus $31,504 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,476. 6.1% of the population and 4.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The Honolulu Police Department operates the Kaneohe Substation in Kaneohe; the Hawaii Department of Education operates the public schools. Elementary schools in Kaneohe CDP include Heʻeia, Benjamin Parker, Kāneʻohe, Waiāhole, Pūʻōhala, Kahalu'u, ʻĀhuimanu. Intermediate schools in Kaneohe include S. W. King Intermediate school.
High schools in Kaneohe are James B. Castle High School CDP. Within the boundaries of Kaneohe CDP are the Hakipuʻu Learning Center, a public charter school for grades 7 through 12, four private schools: Koʻolau Baptist Academy, St Ann’s, St Mark Lutheran School, Windward Nazarene Academy. Windward Community College, part of the state college system, is located on the south side of central Kāneʻohe. Hawaiʻi Pacific University operates its Windward Hawaiʻi Loa campus on Kamehameha Highway near Castle Junction. Kimee Balmilero, Actor Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P. I. Bryan Clay, Olympic Gold Medalist Aloha Dalire, kumu hula and hula dancer, first Miss Aloha Hula winner Alika DeRego, Volleyball player, U. S. Open national champion Carlos Diaz, former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers Blane Gaison, former National Football League player Ann Harada, actress Don Ho, singer and entertainer Mike Love, Genre Conscious Roots Rock Reggae musician Colleen Meyer, Hawaii state legislator and businesswoman Janel Parrish and singer Kāneʻohe watershed description City-Data.com
United States Air Force
The United States Air Force is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, one of the seven American uniformed services. Formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U. S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947, it is the youngest branch of the U. S. Armed Forces, the fourth in order of precedence; the USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. The Air Force articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, command and control; the U. S. Air Force is a military service branch organized within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense; the Air Force, through the Department of the Air Force, is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force, who reports to the Secretary of Defense, is appointed by the President with Senate confirmation.
The highest-ranking military officer in the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, who exercises supervision over Air Force units and serves as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Air Force components are assigned, as directed by the Secretary of Defense, to the combatant commands, neither the Secretary of the Air Force nor the Chief of Staff of the Air Force have operational command authority over them. Along with conducting independent air and space operations, the U. S. Air Force provides air support for land and naval forces and aids in the recovery of troops in the field; as of 2017, the service operates more than 5,369 military aircraft, 406 ICBMs and 170 military satellites. It has a $161 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 318,415 active duty airmen, 140,169 civilian personnel, 69,200 reserve airmen, 105,700 Air National Guard airmen. According to the National Security Act of 1947, which created the USAF: In general, the United States Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned.
It shall be organized and equipped for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war. §8062 of Title 10 US Code defines the purpose of the USAF as: to preserve the peace and security, provide for the defense, of the United States, the Territories and possessions, any areas occupied by the United States. The stated mission of the USAF today is to "fly and win...in air and cyberspace". "The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance and Power for the nation".
The five core missions of the Air Force have not changed since the Air Force became independent in 1947, but they have evolved, are now articulated as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, command and control. The purpose of all of these core missions is to provide, what the Air Force states as, global vigilance, global reach, global power. Air superiority is "that degree of dominance in the air battle of one force over another which permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea and special operations forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force". Offensive Counterair is defined as "offensive operations to destroy, disrupt, or neutralize enemy aircraft, launch platforms, their supporting structures and systems both before and after launch, but as close to their source as possible". OCA is the preferred method of countering air and missile threats since it attempts to defeat the enemy closer to its source and enjoys the initiative.
OCA comprises attack operations, sweep and suppression/destruction of enemy air defense. Defensive Counter air is defined as "all the defensive measures designed to detect, identify and destroy or negate enemy forces attempting to penetrate or attack through friendly airspace". A major goal of DCA operations, in concert with OCA operations, is to provide an area from which forces can operate, secure from air and missile threats; the DCA mission comprises both passive defense measures. Active defense is "the employment of limited offensive action and counterattacks to deny a contested area or position to the enemy", it includes both ballistic missile defense and air-breathing threat defense, encompasses point defense, area defense, high-value airborne asset defense. Passive defense is "measures taken to reduce the probability of and to minimize the effects of damage caused by hostile action without the intention of taking the initiative", it includes warning.
A tiki bar is an exotic-themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails rum-based mixed drinks such as the Mai Tai and Zombie cocktails. Tiki bars are aesthetically defined by their tiki culture décor, based upon a romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most Polynesian; some bars incorporate general nautical themes or retro elements from the early atomic age. Many early Tiki bars were the bar sections for large Asian restaurants. While some are free standing cocktail only affairs, many still serve food and some hotel related Tiki establishments are still in existence. Large Tiki bars may incorporate a stage for live entertainment. Musicians such as Alfred Apaka and Don Ho played a important role in their popularity, book acts with other exotica-style bands and Polynesian dance floor shows. One of the earliest and the first of what is now known as a tiki bar was named "Don the Beachcomber", created in Hollywood in 1933 by Ernest Gantt; the bar served a wide variety of exotic rum drinks, Cantonese food.
It displayed many artifacts. When Beach was sent to World War II, Don the Beachcomber flourished under his ex-wife's management, expanding into a chain of 16 restaurants. There were at least 25 restaurants in the chain; when Gantt returned from the War, he moved to Hawaii and opened Waikiki Beach, one of the two archetypal tiki bars. The bar was designed to evoke the South Pacific, with palm trees, tiki masks on the walls, a garden hose that showered a gentle rain on the roof and a myna bird, trained to shout "Give me a beer, stupid!" The bar was located on the beach, lit by tiki torches outside which enhanced its primitive ambiance. A Don the Beachcomber was located at Waikiki's International Market Place; the other archetypal bar is Trader Vic's, the first of, created by Victor Bergeron in Oakland, California, in 1936. The quintessential tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai, was concocted at the original Trader Vic's in 1944, he began opening franchises outside of California, beginning with The Outrigger in Seattle, WA in 1959.
Bergeron expanded the business across most of the country, marketed tiki mugs, cocktail mixes and other products for mass retail sale. Members of the Bergeron family still have a hand in the operations of at least one branch; the original restaurant from Oakland, California is now gone but there is still a Trader Vic's a few miles away in nearby Emeryville, California. 20 locations are operating throughout the world and bearing the iconic name. Prior to Don Beach opening his first tiki bar, during the 1920s southern-pacific influenced dreams of escapism had started to become more prevalent in American music and popular culture; the "kitschy" Clifton's Cafeteria opened in 1931 with some elements that today could be viewed as part of "tiki-like" thematics, labeled by Tiki historian Sven Kirsten as pre-tiki and part of the "birth of Polynesian pop". In 1939 Clifton's Pacific Seas was remodeled to a full blown exotic setting and decorated with 12 waterfalls, volcanic rock, tropical foliage; the original restaurant was demolished, but a much smaller version in the form of a side-room bar named the Pacific Seas resides at a different Clifton's location.
The Tonga Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is an iconic tiki bar operating since 1945, still retaining its Polynesian flair after having undergone a number of facelifts over the years. At one time the Sheraton Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Marriott Hotel chains all had several Tiki bars incorporated into their establishments. From California Tiki spread north, The Alibi Tiki Lounge is a operating Tiki bar established in Portland, Oregon from 1947; the Kalua Room opened as part of the Windsor Hotel in Seattle in 1953 and was one of the first to put a tiki-like image next to their restaurant's name. The oldest operating Tiki bar in Hawaii is the La Mariana Sailing Club Tiki Bar and Restaurant, established in 1957; the Hawaiian Village Hotel was the home to legendary Tiki bartender Harry Yee. California's Tiki Ti is another important Tiki establishment still in operation, as is Florida's Mai Kai, a focal spot for a large annual Hukilau Tiki gathering. Shelter Island, San Diego had at one time a concentrated area of Tiki Bars, the most well known being the still operating Bali Hai.
In 1962, the now famous Kon Tiki Bar opened in Arizona. In 1962, the Sip'n Dip Lounge opened in Great Falls, bringing a tiki theme to the cold northern state and featuring a swimming pool where swimmers could be observed underwater from a window in the bar, a concept inspired by a similar design at the Playboy Club in Chicago; the Kahiki was a large Tiki restaurant and bar in Columbus, OH. The Pago Pago Lounge was in Tucson, AZ, the Chin Tiki and Mauna Loa were in Detroit, MI; the Zombie Hut closed in 1990. Stephen Crane's The Luau restaurant is gone but was considered as important in the Tiki craze's early days as were the Trader Vic's and Donn the Beachcomber restaurants; the original tiki bars flourished for about 30 years, fell out of vogue. In the 1990s, the Tiki culture was revived by a new generation of fans and new tiki bars were founded all over the world that looked to Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber for inspiration. In that decade, the Sip'n Dip Lounge, which had survived with its tiki theme intact, added the feature of having women dressed as mermaids swimming in their pool within view of the bar's p
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Batman (TV series)
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of arch villains, it is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality. This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, drinking milk, it was described by executive producer William Dozier as the only situation comedy on the air without a laugh track. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third. In 2016, television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz ranked Batman as the 82nd greatest American television show of all time; the series focused on the adventures of Robin. Although the lives of their alter-egos, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson were shown, it was only in the context of their being called away on superhero business, or in circumstances where they needed to employ their public identities to assist in their crime-fighting.
The "Dynamic Duo" come to the aid of the Gotham City Police upon the latter being stumped by a supervillain. Throughout each episode and Robin have to follow a series of wildly improbable clues to discover the supervillain's plan figure out how to thwart that plan and capture the criminal. For the first two seasons, Batman aired twice a week on consecutive nights; every story is a two-parter, except for two three-parters featuring villainous team ups in the second season. The titles of each multi-part story rhymed. For the third season, which aired one episode a week, most episodes were self-contained stories. However, each episode would end with a teaser featuring the next episode's guest villain; the cliffhangers between multiple-parters consisted of the supervillain holding someone captive the Dynamic Duo, with the captives being threatened with some elaborate and gruesome – if unlikely – death. This would be resolved early in the follow-up episode. Ostensibly a crime series, the style of the show was in fact tongue-in-cheek.
It was a true situation comedy, in that situations were exaggerated and were played for laughs. This increased as the seasons progressed, with the addition of greater absurdity; the characters, always took the absurd situations seriously – which added to the comedy. Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman: A millionaire whose parents were murdered by criminals, he now secretly uses his vast fortune to fight crime as Batman. Producer William Dozier cast Adam West in the role after seeing him perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik television ad. Lyle Waggoner had screen-tested for the role, though West won out because, it was said, he was the only person who could deliver the hilarious lines with a straight face. West voiced an animated version of the title character on The New Adventures of Batman and well as Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin: Batman's faithful partner and "Boy Wonder", a high school student noted for his recurring interjections in the form of "Holy ________, Batman!"
Ward voiced an animated version of this character on The New Adventures of Batman. Alan Napier as Alfred Pennyworth: Batman's loyal butler and Batgirl's discreet confidant, he is the only person who knows the true identities of Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon. Neil Hamilton as Commissioner James Gordon: The Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department and one of Batman's two major police contacts, he summons the Dynamic Duo via the Bat Signal. Stafford Repp as Chief Miles Clancy O'Hara: Gotham City's Chief of Police, Batman's other major police contact; the character was created by Semple for the series, as someone for Gordon to talk to, briefly added to the comics. Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper: Dick Grayson's maternal aunt, she first appeared in the comics, two years before the series premiered, to give Bruce and Dick a reason to be secretive about their dual identities. Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl: Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Gotham City librarian and crime fighting partner for Batman and Robin for the third season.
This threesome was nicknamed the "Terrific Trio". William Dozier – Executive producer and narrator. According to Adam West's memoir, Back to the Batcave, his first exposure to the series concept was through reading a sample script in which Batman enters a nightclub in his complete costume and requests a booth near the wall, as he "shouldn't wish to attract attention", it was the scrupulously formal dialogue, the way that Batman earnestly believed he could avoid standing out while wearing a skintight blue-and-grey costume, that convinced West of the character's comic potential. With the death of Adam West on June 9, 2017, Burt Ward is now the only surviving main Batman cast member. Today, John Julie Newmar are the only surviving cast villains. In the early 1960s, Ed Graham Productions optioned the television rights to the comic strip Batman and planned a straightforward juvenile adventure show, much like Adventures of Superman and The Lone Ranger, to air on CBS on Sat