Bat-Signal Will Shine in LA Thursday

In tribute to Adam West
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 15, 2017 2:03 PM CDT
Look Up for 'Bright Knight' Tribute to Adam West
Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin in 1989.   (Mark Elias)

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, who died Friday at age 88. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat-Signal will be lit at LA's City Hall at 9pm Thursday, reports the AP. In announcing the event on Twitter, Garcetti added the hashtag, #BrightKnight. Batman is often referred to as the Dark Knight, but West's children say he aspired to positivity and always saw himself as "The Bright Knight." (More Batman stories.)

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