Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bill Finger, Michael Uslan, and the inspiration for “Gotham”

The clever Michael Uslan (producer of every movie with Batman in it since 1989) had a brainstorm to hunt for a funand pivotalpiece of cultural history. 

Bill Finger named Batman’s city after seeing a phone book listing for Gotham Jewelers, and Michael found a February 1938 ad for the company in a digital newspaper archive. Heres another, from June, from the same Yonkers, NY paper:

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