Shelley Youngblut

Julie Newmar's Catwoman bewitched the TV superhero 29 years ago

Perhaps things had been going too easily for the Caped Crusader. After all, Batman had matched wits with the Riddler (Pow!), the Joker (Bam!), and the Penguin (Thud!) when Catwoman, in the person of Julie Newmar, slithered into his life on March 16, 1966. Adam West, the star of TV’s campy hit, admitted that both on screen and off, the 5-foot-10-inch actress with the 39-23-39 measurements left him powerless, and he wasn’t the only one who’d been catnipped.

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Studio 54 closes its door

The real problem,” Steve Rubell admitted, ”was that I did do what they accused me of” — namely evading taxes on Studio 54, the New York discotheque that Rubell and partner Ian Schrager had turned into the swankiest symbol of late-’70s excess. When the two were sentenced on Jan. 18, 1980, it was the beginning of the end for the disco era.

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