Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lee Meriwether As Catwoman

Julie Newmar was unable to play in the 1966 Batman feature film due to other commitments. The role was recast with Lee Meriwether as Catwoman. Even though I'm a huge fan of Julie Newmar's take on Catwoman, I also really liked Lee Meriwether in the part as well. I know her portrayal gets mixed reaction from fans. I thought she did quite well as Catwoman and Miss Kitka (she was supposedly a Soviet journalist, but it was really Catwoman out of her costume). The character really seemed to be in lust and love with Bruce Wayne in the film. The feeling definitely was mutual.

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10 comments:

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

I dug all the women who have played Catwoman...it's just a sexy character.

Planet Mondo said...

She is great but Julie Newmar nails the role for me (and Michelle Pfeiffer)

I had set of Viewmaster 3D viewer slides of a Batman Catwoman (played by JN) - I think I've still got them somewhere in the original packaging..

Keith said...

Hey Rev. I totally agree with you. There's just something so sexy about the character.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for the comments. Julie will always be my favorite classic Catwoman. I did like Lee though. I loved Michelle Pfeiffer's take on the character. Wow! That's really cool about the viewer slides. I always loved those things. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I know I'm in the minority here, but I actually liked Lee better than Julie as Catwoman. It's not that I didn't like Julie, but for some reason I prefer Lee. Don't shoot me. lol

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. There's nothing wrong with that. I think most people seem to prefer Julie, but I really like Lee too. She did a good job. Cheers!

Dooder City said...

When I was a kid I watched Batman a lot on Nick at Night. I also remember it was smooshed between My Three Sons and The Monkees. Those were the days.

Keith said...

Hey Deana. Thanks for the comments. I love all those shows. When I was growing up, I would see Batman, the Jackie Gleason Show, Sgt. Bilko, Hogan's Heroes, etc. on tv when I got home from school.

molly said...

she looks like a great catwoman. her eyebrows are totally distracting but so interesting - and perfect for a CATwoman

Keith said...

Hey Molly. Thanks for the comments. She did do a good job as Catwoman.