From Booth Moore, LA Times: "Who was the best Catwoman...My money is on first feline Julie Newmar...she understood sex appeal."
The New York Post (July 15) agreed and asked, "let’s face it, doesn’t sexuality have something to do with the popularity of the character?" They printed her reply:
“Hello? What kind of dumb question is that?” says Newmar, who designed her own costume when she played Catwoman on TV from 1966-67. “I won’t even answer that.”
Speaking of costumes, poor Anne Hathaway did have a struggle to look good in hers. The Post notes she needed a special trainer and diet, and quotes her: “If you had to wear a cat suit in front of the entire world, I guarantee you would get your butt to the gym.”
Julie's not proprietary about the role. She's always welcomed the new gal on the block or litter box. Another Post quote:
"“Of course Catwoman is more popular than Batman,” Julie Newmar, who played the character in the 1960s TV series, tells The Post. “Catwoman’s her own boss, she makes up her own mind. Catwoman will go on just about forever.”
WBCP (Warner Bros Consumer Products) will have a booth at the "Licensing Expo" convention in Las Vegas (June 12-14th). They've struck deals with DC comics and 20th Century Fox, and will be meeting with toy manufacturers and t-shirt makers and others who'd like to add a little ZAP and POW to their catalogs.
Julie says there have already been talks about a Catwoman action figure.
Maybe it'll have a talking-chip inside, with some favorite phrases like: "You can brush my pussy willows before you leave. And don't go against the fur." "I know...we'll kill him!" "Ah, my tenacious teenager, you have a lot to learn." "The early-cat catches the batman." "Heroines are to be seen, not heard." "If I were to kiss you, would you think I was a bad girl?" "Your eardrums will shatter and your brains will turn into yeccch!"
So whether it's somebody promoting their "very popular Holiday blog" or the fact they had a photo op...be sure to bookmark this page to check anyone's posting of a familiar photo of Julie or something new and unexpected.