Batman Dracula is a 1964 black and white American film produced and directed by Andy Warhol, without the permission of DC Comics, publishers of comics about the character Batman. The film was screened only at Warhol’s art exhibits. A fan of the Batman series, Warhol made the movie as a “homage.” Batman Dracula is considered to be the first film featuring a blatantly campy Batman.
August 1930: The Ingenues, an all-girls band and vaudeville act, serenading the cows in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Barn in a scientific test of whether the cows would give more milk to the soothing strains of music.
Baseball great Lou Gehrig had ambitions to be in the movies. In 1936, pushed by his wife, Gehrig agreed to hire Babe Ruth’s agent, who in turn, pushed the New York Yankee First Baseman to audition for the role of the Ape Man, Tarzan, after Johnny Weissmuller had vacated the iconic movie role. But Gehrig only got as far as posing for a widely distributed, and embarrassing, photo of himself in a leopard-spotted costume. When Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs spotted the outfit, he diplomatically telegrammed Lou: “I want to congratulate you on being a swell first baseman.”
The poster features the celebrated U.S folk singer and political activist Joan Baez, along with her sisters Pauline and Mimi. They sit together on a couch, above which a slogan reads “Girls Say Yes To Boys Who Say No”.
Jim Henson first created The Muppets in 1955 for his TV show called Sam and Friends.
Sam and Friends was Jim Henson’s first TV show. The show was only five-minutes long and aired twice daily on WRC-TV, in Washington, D.C. The show ran from May 9, 1955 to December 15, 1961.
According to Jim Henson, the Muppets got their name from a combination between the words “Marionette” and “Puppet.”
Then came Sesame Street. A longtime favorite of children and adults, and a staple of PBS, “Sesame Street” bridges many cultural and educational gaps with a fun program. Big Bird leads a cast of characters teaching children numbers, colors and the alphabet. Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Grover are just a few of the other creatures involved in this show, set on a city street full of valuable learning opportunities. Let’s take a look at some amazing behind-the-scenes photos that just might ruin your childhood.