Two notable persons in the Cat World have birthdays coming up this month:
Julie Newmar, the first person to play the Feline Fatale, turns 84 on Wednesday, 16 August; and
Jill St. John, the first femme fatale on the 1966 Batman series, turns 77 on Saturday, 19 August.
The second anniversary of Yvonne's passing will be on Thursday, 17 August. We wish her family the best! And finally, this web site debuted 13 years ago today!
Also coming up …
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the start of filming for our first fan film, Batman 1969. And next month marks the 50th anniversary of the television debut of Batgirl. Yvonne Craig, who played the character so well, made her entry on the Batman series on Thursday, 14 September 1967.
Cat Blog 21: Free Comic Book Day, the Saratoga Comic Con and Granite State Comic Con
Our newest Cat Blog. Enjoy!!!
Cat Blog 20: 2015 Rhode Island Comic Con
HAPPY 75TH ANNIVERSARY!!!
Catwoman made her debuted on 22 May 1940, in Batman #1. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1940, cat burglar Selina Kyle was inspired by Hedy Lamarr, as well as Jean Harlow and Finger's cousin Ruth Steele. Selina's relationship with Batman has often been both adversarial and romantic, their paths crossing on the Gotham City rooftops at night.
Catwoman remained an important figure in the Batman universe until 1954, when a moral crackdown on comic books led to her temporary end; she was replaced by Batwoman in 1956. The Feline Fatale made her return in early 1966, first with a mention in the Zelda The Great episode of the 1966 Batman series, then followed by a 16-17 March 1966 appearance on that show. Portrayed by Julie Newmar, the character became a sensation, and would reappear in the comics that fall—in a Lois Lane issue, dated November.
Since then, Catwoman has been an important player, and a most fascinating one at that!!!
Supervillain Origins: Catwoman
We received this video, uploaded on YouTube, concerning the origins of Catwoman. Enjoy!