Last weekend, Adam West passed away, and the world's still mourning his loss (if you haven't already, definitely check out Jacob Knight's excellent memorial to the man), but tonight he's getting a most fitting tribute from the city of Los Angeles.
Here's the news, via IndieWire:
"Tonight at Los Angeles’ City Hall, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will join the good citizens of LA to light the iconic Bat-Signal in tribute to the late star.
Special guests will be in attendance at the ceremony, and fans are encouraged to attend and pay tribute. The Bat-Signal will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street."
The Bat-Signal as we know it rarely appeared on West's long-running Batman series, popping up only occasionally (generally speaking, Commissioner Gordon contacted the Caped Crusader using a very important-looking red telephone), but that's really neither here nor there: this is a lovely, thoughtful and moving tribute to a dearly-departed Hollywood legend. We're into it, and we hope to see some photos from the memorial once the Signal goes live.
Speaking of which: any Birth.Movies.Death. readers in the crowd planning on attending tonight's memorial? If so, feel free to take some photos and leave them in the comments below.