Michael Keaton as Batman & Jack Nicholson as The Joker, October 14, 1988 – Ph. Herb Ritts
Val Kilmer as Batman and Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, Los Angeles, January 06, 1995 – Ph. Herb Ritts
as comic book superhero
and Ben Carruthers as Daredevil in publicity photos for a proposed TV series in 1975.
Photos by Terry O’Neill
Did you know that rock star wife Angela Bowie – also known as “Jipp Jones” – once auditioned for the lead role in Wonder Woman? Although her own reports claim that Lynda Carter got the role, timing and historical fact-checking show that Bowie actually auditioned for the first Wonder Woman telefilm, which starred Cathy Lee Crosby.
Bowie’s first public discussion of the Wonder Woman audition was on The Tonight Show, in an episode originally aired on 11-16-1973, with the guests Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers, Angela Bowie, and Ashley Montagu. According to the official Johnny Carson website, Bowie discussed “Loving America, being the wife of rock star David Bowie, the Royal Wedding being boring, and their Zowie.”
In addition to her appearance on The Tonight Show, Bowie’s audition was mentioned in the Feb. 11, 1974 issue of Newsweek, in which it was reported that Angela Bowie had been considered for the role of Wonder Woman for an upcoming ABC-TV movie but lost the part for her refusal to wear a bra.
The rock magazine Rock Scene (May-June 1974, pg 37) also did a one-page photo spread.
Black Snake, la légende du serpent noir.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (1976)
Adam West and Yvonne Craig on the set of
“Batman” in 1967.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in 1976.