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    Adam West Painting of "The Bookworm" . Roddy McDowall (1928-1998) played "The Bookworm" on two Batman episodes of the first season, "The Bookworm Turns" and "While Gotham City Burns." Adam West captures the quirky essence of his co-star villain in this painting, wearing his thick glasses and hat (with tube in the front) and flashing a truly wormy (but toothy) smile. West has written "Roddy McDowall as 'Bookworm' in black in the lower left area, adding his own signature in the lower right area. By the way, McDowall later switched Batman villains - in the 1990s animated Batman series, he became the voice of the Mad Hatter. (Holy versatility, Batman!) Excellent condition.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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