JOAN COLLINS UNSCRIPTED 2019

Thursday, July 22, 2010

TV FLASHBACK : BATMAN .... 1967

ABC TV Presents

BATMAN
Starring
ADAM WEST
BERT WARD
ALAN NAPIER                                     
STAFFORD REPP        
YVONNE CRAIG
MADGE BLAKE
NEIL HAMILTON

"RING AROUND THE RIDDLER"
Guests
FRANK GORSHIN
PEGGY ANN GARNER
JAMES BROLIN
JOAN COLLINS as THE SIREN..
The Riddler's latest scheme is to control prize fighting in Gotham City and kidnaps current champion fighter Kid Gulliver, to brainwash him into losing his upcoming fight. Riddler then enlists the sexy Siren to help him in his heavyweight plan! But will be pull it off or go down fighting!

"THE WAIL OF THE SIREN"
ADAM WEST FALLS UNDER JOAN'S SPELL!
Guests
Joan Collins
MIKE MAZURKI
CLIFF OSMOND
JOAN HAS A WAIL OF A TIME!

JOAN & BURT WARD HANG OUT TOGETHER!
Lorelei Circe alias Siren, who can sing seven octaves above high, puts commissioner Gordon under her spell in order to discover Batman's true identity. With the commissioner missing, his daughter Barbara alias Batgirl suspects the Siren and eventually finds the minx's hideout. But Siren has hypnotised Bruce Wayne and Batgirl must warn Robin. They arrive at Bruce's office only to discover that he signed over everything he owns to Siren. A scuffle ensues and whilst trying to escape, Siren somehow falls off the roof and is left hanging over the edge. Robin promises to save her if she takes the spell off Bruce and destroys the papers he has signed. She reluctantly agrees and uses her voice way above her range, freeing Bruce, but losing her wail in the process!
DELETED SCENE

When Joan was given the scripts for "Batman", all she was told was that the show was very popular and she should do it.. She thought the scripts were ridiculous but agreed to give her best to the role of the seductive Siren. Writer Stanley Ross  was told by the producers that they had signed Joan for a guest role and they wanted him to write a character especially for her. He came up with a sexy seductress called "The Siren", whose alter ego was chanteuse Lorelei Circe. But according to Adam West, Joan had a hard time during the shooting of the episode "Wail of the Siren", as director George Waggner took a dislike to Joan and made things difficult for her. West could not understand Waggner's actions as he found Joan to be both professional and lovely to work with. Write Stanley Ross later teamed up with Anthony Newley to write the musical "Chaplin".. Apart from Joan's troubles on the set, when the episode was screened, a few of her scenes had been cut, losing some interesting scenes. One of the scenes featured Lorelei returning from her performance at Gotham City Music Center and transforming herself into The Siren. She is seen sitting at her dressing table in her hideout..you can see a shot of the scene here! Joan is both glamorous and funny as the sexy seductive Siren and whatever problems there were on set, she rises to the occasion with great aplomb!