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    "Batmobile" parachute from Batman. (TCF TV, 1966-68) Fans of the series will remember that making an abrupt turn in the nuclear-powered Batmobile was no mean feat. After cautioning the Boy Wonder that a "Bat turn" was imminent, the Caped Crusader would press a lever, releasing a duo of drag parachutes that slowed down the car enough to make an about face. This is one such Diest-brand nylon parachute seen in the sequence, and perhaps the only surviving example. It measures 98 in. in diameter, and the central bat graphic is 44 in. wide. Exhibiting some moth holes and tattering, but largely intact. Interestingly, these parachutes were initially the source of great controversy, prompting scores of angry letters from viewers who noted that by leaving parachutes on the street, Batman was littering in contravention of his deepest principles. The producers took heed, and shot an addendum to the scene in which a van of "Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service" personnel drive up and retrieve the spent chutes. In vintage good condition. Originally from the collection of "Bad Bud", a car customizer who was gifted the chute by his employer, George Barris, creator of the Batmobile. Comes with a copy of the letter written by Barris that accompanied the gift.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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