Original Batman TV Show Props & Costumes

courtesy of The Azarian Collection

 

The Heroes

Original Batman and Robin costumes

Batman & Robin costumes

Batman- The trademark costume worn by Adam West in the series, part of the only known complete and originally authentic pair of Batman and Robin costumes in the world!  Our hero's costume consists of purple cowl with black inserts for bat-ear points and facial area, with contrasting gray eyebrow markings; blue satin cape; light gray one-piece upper body suit with dance strap and Bat emblem on chest; elbow length purple/black satin/suede gloves; yellow painted leather utility belt with attached compartments and brass emblem bat belt buckle; purple satin briefs with elastic waist band; light gray stockings; navy blue calf-length leather boots with zipper, actor's attribution and studio labeling throughout.


Robin- Our hero's sidekick's costume consists of black felt eye mask (signed on the inside by Burt Ward, the actor who portrayed Robin); bright yellow satin cape; light green short sleeved undershirt; red wool tunic with lace front and "R" logo on left breast; green leather gloves; black leather utility belt with brass compartments and brass buckle; green cotton-textured briefs; flesh colored stockings; green suede "Peter Pan" style boots with laces and wings. Actor's name and studio tags throughout. 

 

Suit jacket Suit pants

Two piece suit worn by Bruce Wayne

This brown hounds tooth suit jacket and matching pants with studio label and actor's attribution were worn by Bruce Wayne in "The Contaminated Cowl" & "The Unkindest Tut of Them All" episodes. 

Worn by Adam West in episodes 69 & 100

 

 

Cowl

Batgirl's cowl, cape & gloves

 

The cowl is purple satin with purple velvet accents for the ears, forehead and eyes (front section).  It has a chin strap for keeping it in place.  The cape is a psychedelic fan design, of yellow and purple. The purple "full length" gloves extend to the elbow, and are made of satin & cotton, with 3 bat fins

Worn by Yvonne Craig in season #3

Gloves
Exterior view
Inside view

 

Original Batgirl prop

Batgirl's walkie-talkie

A purple walkie-talkie, which appears to be an actual modified working unit, with extendable antennae, painted purple, Batgirl sticker and studio
label/code. 

Used by Yvonne Craig in episodes 102 & 103

 

Police Headquarters sign

This is the Gotham City Police Department sign which hung outside Police Headquarters.  This sign is made of masonite.

 

Chief O'Hara's costume

Chief O'Hara's costume

A stunning 3 piece Police Chief costume, acquired directly by The Azarian Collection from Stafford Repp's son, this costume has been in the Repp family since the actor obtained it from the show more than 30 years ago! The hat has a gold rim band and "Chief" badge at center, the full length jacket has a "Gotham City Chief" badge affixed to the chest, shoulder star rank pins, gold bands on jacket wrists.  The pants have gold stripes on the outer seams.  The actor's name appears on numerous studio and costumer labels on the various pieces.

Worn by Stafford Repp

 

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THE AZARIAN COLLECTION

John M. Azarian, the curator and founder of The Azarian Collection has amassed a large collection of original props, costumes, wardrobe, memorabilia, original scripts, rare animation art, collectible toys, lunchboxes and games, autographs and ephemera, primarily from 1960's TV productions.  His collection boasts the LARGEST collection of ORIGINAL "Lost in Space" (TV) items IN THE WORLD, and he also has many other unique, one of a kind iconic costumes and props.  Many items are viewable on the World Wide Web at the following sites:       

The LARGEST collection of "Lost In Space" original, set used wardrobe in the WORLD, along with the four foot Jupiter 2 hero miniature, laser pistols and robot section from the 1960's TV show, viewable at:  http://www.lostintoys.com/museum/

Lynda Carter's original and complete "Wonder Woman" costume, as well as her "aquanaut" costume, viewable at:  http://www.amazing-amazon.com/azarian.html

Helen Slater's "Supergirl" costume, viewable at:  http://www.nydirector.com/Slater/sgcostume.htm (SITE TEMPORARILY DOWN)

"Logan's Run" original wardrobe and prop items viewable at:  http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/5357/        

They include the only COMPLETE and ORIGINAL Batman and Robin costumes in the world, Stafford Repp's Chief O'Hara costume (acquired directly from his family), Julie Newmar's Catwoman costume, Joker costume, Riddler jumpsuit with shoes, Penguin Tuxedo Shirt, Mr. Freeze costume, Batgirl cowl, cape, and gloves, Batgirl walkie talkie, and more.        

In addition to the above, the Azarian Collection also includes:

.      George Reeves' color Superman costume, from the 1950s TV series (from the Whitney Ellsworth estate)

·    Many original Star Trek (the original series--1960's) costumes and props, such as:

o    From “The Cage”, a  hand laser (the extremely rare extendable barrel variant);
o    From the popular episode "Mirror, Mirror": Captain Kirk's, Mr. Spock's, Lt. Uhura's and Sulu's costumes;
o    Scotty's formal tunic, Scotty's (standard) tunic, Checkov's tunic, Kirk's (rare) green wraparound tunic, Kirk's formal tunic, and more;
o    DeForest Kelley’s short sleeved tunic with matching pants;
o    Leonard Nimoy's blue tunic;
o    Numerous hand props including a science tricorder, communicator, rare white handle phaser (only used in the first 4 episodes of the series), grey phaser, Klingon disruptor, etc.
o    From “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, Kirk’s Admiral tunic, Captain Decker's full jumpsuit with boots and beltpack, and Captain Decker's formal tunic;
o    From "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", Dr. McCoy's tunic with medals and rank pins;
o    From “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, a Federation phaser;

·    Classic items from many other tv shows and movies.  Some highlights include

·    From Star Wars, "The Phantom Menace" Darth Maul's light sabre (from George Lucas)

.     Henry Winkler's Fonzie brown leather jacket, from "Happy Days", another one is on display at the Smithsonian Institute

       From "Laverne & Shirley" various wardrobe including the girls' Shotz Beer Work coats

·    From "I Dream of Jeannie"
o    the VERY RARE Barbara Eden's classic, trademark COMPLETE pink Jeannie costume,
o    Major Nelson silver space suit with space helmet from the pilot episode,
o    Major Nelson pilot jumpsuit complete with his nametag and Healey/Wingate/Nelson patch,
o    Major Nelson fight robe with "Tiger Nelson" embroidered on the reverse;
o    Original production animation cell used in the opening sequence of the show.

·    Arnold Schwarzenneger's "T2" bullet-ridden leather biker's jacket, t-shirt and pants;

·    Elizabeth Montgomery's personal rhinestone pave heart necklace worn in almost every episode of "Bewitched", and original production cell used in the opening animated sequence of the show;

·    Shoe phone, triple barrel gun (originally on display at Planet Hollywood), secret agent communication umbrella, and other props from "Get Smart";

·    Gilligan's trademark white hat  and the Skipper's hat from "Gilligan's Island",

o   From "The Flying Nun" Sally Field's Nun Hat

·    as well as items from "Laverne & Shirley", "Happy Days", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Zorro" (1950's), "Grease" and much more including more than 300 original scripts from tv shows from the 50's, 60's and 70's.  

The Azarian Collection has been displayed at various promotional and press events, and John M. Azarian has appeared as a Hollywood memorabilia and auction expert on "Personal F/X".    In fact, New Line Cinema, in connection with promotions related to the recent "Lost in Space" movie, displayed a large portion of the Azarian Collection at various press events.  The Azarian Collection was also featured at the California State Fair and Exposition in Sacramento, California.  The Azarian Collection’s “Wonder Woman” costume and a script were featured in the DC Comics hardcover historical perspective Wonder Woman:  The Complete History  (now in its second printing).  Its Wonder Woman costume, worn by Lynda Carter on the TV series, will be displayed at an upcoming exhibition of "Famous Tiaras" at the Victor and Albert Royal Museum in London; alongside Royal Jewels and Celebrity Items (from such luminaries as Elton John and Madonna). John M. Azarian was recently featured in an episode of "Ultimate Collector" on HGTV.  A portion of his collection will be on display during summer, 2003 at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He has been invited to appear on several upcoming shows and he is in the process of scheduling future appearances.


For more information, please contact John M. Azarian at: AzarianCollect@aol.com