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Bat-Signal to light up Los Angeles in Adam West tribute

The Bat-Signal lights the side of Stage 16 at Warner Bros. Studio on Aug. 18, 2014, in Burbank. The signal will be projected on Los Angeles City Hall on June 15 in honor of the late actor Adam West, who starred in the campy TV series.
The Bat-Signal lights the side of Stage 16 at Warner Bros. Studio on Aug. 18, 2014, in Burbank. The signal will be projected on Los Angeles City Hall on June 15 in honor of the late actor Adam West, who starred in the campy TV series.
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The Bat-Signal will shine over Los Angeles in a tribute to the late Adam West, the actor best-known for playing Batman in the campy 1960 television series.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat-Signal will be lit at L.A.'s City Hall at 9 p.m. Thursday.

In Batman comics, movies and TV shows, the Bat-Signal is a spotlight with the shadow of Batman's winged emblem that is shown on the night sky to call for Batman's help.

West died Friday at age 88.

Actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the
Actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom car show in Chicago in 1989.
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Garcetti announced the event on Twitter and added the hashtag, #BrightKnight.

Batman is often referred to as the Dark Knight, but West's children said in a statement that he aspired to positivity and always saw himself as "The Bright Knight."

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