Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Out of Scale and RIP Batgirl

It is fairly common knowledge to most of us Disneyland geeks that forced perspective makes the Castle and Main Street seem bigger than they are. The little town of Rainbow Ridge typically gets the shaft in these discussions. Today's image from May 1963 shows just how effective this little trick works, thanks to a worker who was captured standing next to the buildings of Walt's mining town in Frontierland.

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Yvonne Craig on Monday at the age of 78.

She is definitely best known as the purple clad Batgirl from the 1966 TV series, "Batman." Here she is modeling the original version of her mask that was used in the not often seen test reel.

Craig was the perfect choice for the role; she did a lot with very little, as her character was typically relegated to damsel in distress status. NOBODY who could do a high-kick like Craig would every REALLY be in distress.

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K. Martinez said...

Nice Rainbow Ridge photo. I still prefer the original and more colorful version.

The news of Yvonne Craig's passing really made me sad. I remember watching Batman in the 1960's and anticipating every episode. She rocked as Batgirl. Thanks for the photo tribute to her, Dave.

mntryjoseph said...

It was a shock! Nice photo's Dave. R.I.P. Batgirl!