Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Julie joins the TV PARTY

Julie, Yvonne Craig and I were at the Chicago Museum of Broadcasting some years back, and I remember the curator, young Cary O'Dell telling me he was pretty nervous. He was moderating the panel, which featured a discussion on 60's TV in general, and the women of "Batman" in particular. I was the "expert" (author of "Sweethearts of 60's TV") but Julie and Yvonne were the attractions!

You can see that event if you're at the museum. It's preserved on tape. Cary's moved on to the Library of Congress, where he asked me to provide some articles, and he's been writing for TV Party. His most recent subject? Julie! Not just her work on "Batman," but her other great achievements on such a wide variety of TV shows.

Thanks, Cary, it's nice to know that Julie made such an indelible impression. Long after you got a chance to meet her in person, here she is, immortalized over at TV Party. Fads, fallacies, drag camp and arch "art" projects fade away almost instantly, but the quality work on "Twilight Zone," "Route 66," "Star Trek," "Batman," and so many other TV shows she's done, as well as films, continues to delight old fans and bring in new ones. It's remarkable that "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" which some might think an "old fashioned" musical, is still zipping along in the world of "streaming" Internet entertainment, while only a small cult ponder "serious" esoterica and exchange mutterings with effete critics and "outsider" journalists.

Honestly, most of us would rather PARTY...and TVPARTY is certainly a place to celebrate, and stay young at heart. Thanks, Cary, s scholar, and an unpretentious gentleman.

"Return of the Caped Crusaders" is HERE

The animated Batman '66 movie "Return of the Caped Crusaders" is now available via digital stream. It features the original TV voices of BATMAN, ROBIN and CATWOJAN: Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie.

The deluxe edition DVD arrives on November 1, 2016.

Reviews have been ecstatic, especially on how Julie sounds the same as ever...vital, alluring and seductive. She hasn't forgotten that what made her a star are the real men who bought her cheesecake photos, watched her stupefy Dogwatch USA and roar down "Route 66," and dazzle Broadway in a wicked (not camp) Tony-award winning show.

You're never too old to enjoy a good animated cartoon! And it looks like a second feature will be in production soon!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Julie Newmar Talks Trash to Joe Pesci

Here's a quick little clip from HALF NELSON. Julie Newmar with a Russian wolfhound, sees detective Joe Pesci picking and seeming to picnic through the trash.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer's Blooming in Julie's Garden

Ah, the serenity and beauty of nature.

Julie's garden is a tour destination for horticulturists. Charity tours of Brentwood's most delightful home gardens raise money and lower blood pressure!

Julie's had varieties of flowers named after her, including an exquisite and unique rose.

You can go on a slide-tour via YouTube. And yes, the intricate and at times erotic patterns of the budding flowers are nicely spiced with some Photoshop hybrids featuring the lady herself.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Julie to paws for CATCON, Saturday afternoon June 25th

It had to happen: a CATCON convention for cat lovers.

The original CATWOMAN will BE there, but only for a few hours.

Saturday June 25th (11:00am - 1:00pm) Julie will be signing copies of her "Conscious Catwoman" book, and her brother John Newmeyer will be signing his new one, "The Mediterranean Universe."

Billed as "The Convention with Catittude," the event takes place June 25/26 at The Reef in downtown L.A.

Yes, there have been cat shows for years and years. I remember seeing Julie's "Marriage-go-Round" co-star James Mason at the big cat show in New York years ago. BUT...there's nothing quite like CATCON.

Along with Julie, the fun events include:

The Furrocious Fashion Face Off Contest (cosplay cater), a cat adoption area so you can take home a tabby, Animal Planet's Escape Room (where humans can pretend to be cats, and play with giant cat toys), a video CatFest, a seminar on "How I Met My Cat" (featuring meowing Mariel Hemingway), and more.

More info at:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunday's a Drag without Julie!

The RuPaul DRAG CON features Julie, but SATURDAY ONLY!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

JULIE IN JOISY - October 23-25

There's a chill in the air on the East Coast, a sure sign that the legendary CHILLER THEATRE convention is coming.

HOLY 50th ANNIVERSARY! The main attraction this year is the dynamic TRIO of Julie Newmar, Adam West and Burt Ward.

This year's weekend of weirdness takes place at the Sheraton Parsippany.

There WILL be a photo op session where YOU can join ALL THREE for a memorable picture (suitable for framing).

The Chiller website offers a page where you can sign up for the PRO STAR event, 7:30pm on Friday, October 23rd, 5pm on Saturday, October 24th, and yes, on a relaxed Sunday afternoon, you can get your photo done at 1pm. These sessions are on the convention's second floor, set up with flattering professional lighting, to make sure that photo will be a keeper!

Visit for more information on all the guests and special events.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Holy Chardonnay!

You can now fill your long-stemmed glass with absolute class; Julie Newmar wine.

It's purrr-fect for relaxing during a "Batman" re-run. Sip enough and the lady across from you may turn into "Stupefyin' Jones." Sitting alone with a shapely bottle, and you may envision you're quenching with the wench of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," delightful Dorcas.

Whatever your favorite Julie role, this wine could take you to "The Twilight Zone," or on a "Star Trek," or simply thinking, "Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar!"

It's a win-wine situation.

The wine has a bit of everything, including "a silky texture - with rich pear, lemon cream and honeyed flavors - that linger in a long leggy finish."

A truly fine vintage needs to age a while, and the idea for this exquisite wine fermented in the mind of John Newmeyer for many decades. John, of course is Julie's big brother. He's the grower behind Heron Lake Winery, and along with David Mahafee (officially "the vintner") they've created something that brings out the ecstatic or the erotic, and either a feeling of warmth or a fit of the giggles (or both).

What else could you want? Well, maybe someone in Colorado will come up with Marijuana-go-Round Brownies, to honor Julie's Tony-award winning Broadway role as Katrin. But for now, you'll have to figure out your own snack to eat while being merry with Julie Newmar wine:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Julie Comes to Comikaze - November 1st

Saturday, Nov 1st, Julie will be at Stan Lee's Comikaze.

It's being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street.

Bat-fans will also be able to meet and greet Adam West and Burt Ward.

Among the other "vintage" stars: Howie Mandel, James Hong, Edward James Olmos, and no doubt pretty tired from Halloween promotions, "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" (aka Cassandra Peterson).

Friday, September 12, 2014

Meet and Greet in S.F. - $75

They call her "Mz" Julie Newmar in San Francisco. And at the California Independent Film Festival at the Castro Theatre after dragging out a copy of the campy classic "To Wong Foo..." Julie will be honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award."

The Forkers have set up a two-tiered pricing:

"Award ceremony + movie $20. Award ceremony + movie + meet and greet with Mz. Newmar at the Fork Cafe before the show $75." Friday September 12 9pm at: Fork Cafe 469 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

The fans in S.F. are always keeping it classy.