(Above: Batman Dracula is a 1964 American film that was produced and directed by Andy Warhol, without the permission of DC Comics. It was screened only at his art exhibits. A fan of the Batman serials, Warhol’s movie was a “homage” to the series, and is considered the first appearance of a blatantly campy Batman. The film was until recently thought to have been lost, until scenes from the picture were shown at some length in the 2006 documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis.)
Wham! Pow! Ka-plowy! In 1967, Batman was a pop icon with bright colors and cartoon buffoonery – thanks to the popular TV series starring Adam West. It is only natural that artist Andy Warhol was an admirer of the not-so-Dark Knight of the 1960s. Enjoy the fun photo shoot of Nico and Andy Warhol as Batman and Robin for Esquire magazine:
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