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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bill Finger, Michael Uslan, and the inspiration for #Gotham

Noblemania: Bill Finger, Michael Uslan, and the inspiration fo...: The clever Michael Uslan (producer of every movie with Batman in it since 1989) had a brainstorm to hunt for a fun — and pivotal — piece 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. Here's another, from June, from the same Yonkers, NY paper:


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