Batman turned 75. He first appeared in 1939 in issue 27 of Detective Comics.
todaysdocument: Holy Act of Congress, Batman! Equal Pay for Equal Work!
January 29 is the fifth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In commemoration, our colleagues in the NARA Motion Picture Preservation Lab have posted this 1973 Public Service Announcement (PSA) in which Batgirl explains the concept of “equal pay for equal work” to her boss (Batman) and co-worker (Robin). Luckily for them she is equally adept at disarming nefarious devices.
Batman , ca. 1973.
From the General Records of the Employment Standards Administration
a bat doing a Batman pose from More Than Human - Tim Flach’s extraordinary portraits of animals.
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The Dark Knight Rises
and then there’s this…
life: As Nolan’s final Dark Knight installment is set to dominate the box office and movie discussions for the foreseeable future, LIFE.com offers some rare photos (most of them never published in LIFE) from the set of the classic old show, in fond celebration of another, lighter side of Gotham’s masked avenger. See the photos here on LIFE.com.