DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: The Batmobile:
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Description of Pictures: They replaced the reflective floor under the Batmobile with a patterned floor. This had been planned for awhile. They said the mirror-like flooring before showed up dirt and fluff too easily so this was easier to maintain.
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Description of Subject Matter: The Batmobile
January 12, 2018 – Indefinitely
The Batmobile from the Tim Burton-directed superhero film “Batman” is on view. The film—starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker—was the first installment of Warner Bros.’s initial “Batman” film series. Originally built on the chassis of a Chevrolet Impala, the Batmobile was designed by Anton Furst, drawing inspiration from Salt Flat Racers and the Corvette Stingrays of the 1950’s and reflecting the Art Deco influences that Burton’s depicted in his Gotham City. The vehicle is on loan from Warner Bros.
What the Batmobile Tells Us About the American Dream
Fans of DC Comics will go batty for this new installation at the National Museum of American History
On long-term loan from Warner Bros., the Burton Batmobile will be on view at the National Museum of American History for the next 3 years. (Ryan P. Smith)
By Ryan P. Smith
January 16, 2018
Few figures of American pop culture have cast shadows as long as that of DC Comics’ Dark Knight. Every year, fresh material is added to the Caped Crusader corpus, ranging from the madcap comedy of Adam West’s classic TV show and the LEGO Batman franchise to the gritty drama of Christopher Nolan’s films and the critically lauded Batman: Arkham video game series.
Whether he’s bantering with the Boy Wonder or breaking the bones of baddies, we can’t seem to get enough of this guy. There is something perennially mysterious about the cowled crime-fighter, and something viscerally American in the way he dispenses justice.
Batman also epitomizes the concept of cool, thanks in large part to his vast assortment of tailor-made gadgets.
Scaling sheer walls with a grapnel gun, gliding through the night in a state-of-the-art wingsuit, disarming foes with Batarangs. . . nothing is out of the question for the constantly ti ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.