Leona Helmsley the real inspiration for the Joker

Posted on 09/06/2011

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Jayson Freece – The Daily Burlesque 09/6/2011

Bob Kane, the artist behind the Batman comic strip admitted today that Leona Helmsley was the real inspiration he used when he created the Joker. “I really struggled to find the perfect mix of psycho and genius, and then one day I was flipping through the paper and I saw this amazing creature [Helmsley] that obviously had no idea how sinister her appearance was.” Kane added that he’s been very reluctant to admit to using Helmsley publicly as he’s pretty sure “that bitch is crazy”.

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