The Culver Studios / Desilu Culver

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The Culver Studios / Desilu Culver

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:49 pm

As some of you know, over the years I have loved researching and learning about the production of the show and the Bat-Location stuff is a big component of that for me, so you can imagine how elated I was a few days ago to find some photos I shot of The Culver Studios on an older backup hard drive that I honestly thought had been lost during a system migration years ago.

The photos were shot in late April 2010 on a Bat-location scout with Scott.
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Post by Mark Racop » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:46 pm

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Ben.

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Post by BatMite » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 pm

I would have loved to have been there in 1966.

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Post by Jim Akin » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Great shots, Ben. Makes me want to mix up some Temper Tonic. :)

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Post by Ben Bentley » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:34 am

BatMite wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 pm
I would have loved to have been there in 1966.
I hear ya!

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Post by batbelfry » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 am

I love that third shot. I can just picture Ben standing there thinking, "Yeah...yeah...the Number 2 dumpster...oh the stories it could tell....Sweet!"

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Post by Ben Bentley » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:52 pm

batbelfry wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 am
I love that third shot. I can just picture Ben standing there thinking, "Yeah...yeah...the Number 2 dumpster...oh the stories it could tell....Sweet!"

:D
You have no idea how close to the truth that remark is... ;)

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Post by Yellow Oval » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 am

I would absolutely freak to have a well-detailed photo history book on the old Desilu 40-Acre Backlot that was used by Batman, Andy Griffith, Star Trek, Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes, etc. That now-extinct studio site was a Hollywood history goldmine! :shock:
"Hmmm... I don't like the twist this joke is taking. Let us away! Let us away!"

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Post by Ben Bentley » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:54 am

Yellow Oval wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 am
I would absolutely freak to have a well-detailed photo history book on the old Desilu 40-Acre Backlot that was used by Batman, Andy Griffith, Star Trek, Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes, etc. That now-extinct studio site was a Hollywood history goldmine! :shock:
I'm totally with you in that!

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Re: The Culver Studios / Desilu Culver

Post by BatfanRicky » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:55 pm

Fantastic shots, must have felt good emotions being there.

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