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George Barris had THE shop which produced THE cars for movies and TV in the 1960s through the 1980s.

Whatever the TV property was, it had a groovy Kustom as part of the show, and it was as much a star as the rest of the cast. The Munsters had the Munster Koach, consisting of three  Model T Fords welded together and shaped into something the entire family could enjoy. Ornate scrollwork combined with some slick 1960s car/racing tech, including an Isky bumpstick and some racing headers made this a head-turner. Barris was given 21 days to make one, and ended up making two of them. Not content with simply turning out one car, they tapped him again to produce "Dragula", a coffin-shaped racing rail used during "Hot Rod Herman".

And of course, the Batman property required a Batmobile, which was turned out of a $250,000 Ford concept car, the 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura. Later versions turned out by Barris had a lot of custom fiberglass bodywork to make a…

             three sided estate shabby chic cardboard palace.dewy clothes
                   riverfront views                 m dry mouth, wet feet
      INTO THIS      tweedy decor     TURNSTILE      fire makes a sunrise
   DRAWN     CITY     amenities:    FLAT     CLACK     we can all warm to
 AGAIN         FLOW    gooddog    WITH  grey   SHOES     bruised jokes of
ONCE    quiet   LIKE    skips    LOUD  coats;   SCUFF     burning bridges
     keep calm   HOUR    +++

Are you thinking of me when you're putting on your makeup, darling,

and dying your hair like you do?

Well you're wasting time if you're trying to impress me

I waste all my time just thinking of you


She sits before me, cross legged in front of the mirror, I'm standing behind her in the door way to our room. I could watch her for hours, days, weeks on end if it wouldn't drive her crazy, and if I wouldn't…

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