Hi! I'm a former academic-turned-freelancer and all-round geek with degrees in English Studies and ‘The Gothic Imagination’. I specialize in the American Gothic in US/global pop culture: literature, film, television, comics and games.
The Riddler Wore Tights
"I was simply meant to be in theater."The Riddler, Batman: The Riddle Factory (Matt Wagner, 1995) Some time ago my Nan called me over to put on one of her films: the 1947 Technicolor musical Mother Wore Tights. So I put on the DVD, made us both a cup of tea, and then sat down and watched the first twenty minutes of it with her. My curiosity was straightaway piqued by the character of vaudeville performer Frank Burt (played by Dan Dailey). Just take a look at the outfit worn by Dailey during one musical number: