Halloween is almost upon us, so since everyone’s in costume, this week I look at Nimoy who, like his idol, Lon Chaney, was as a man of many faces, especially in his early years when he had a lot of ‘heavy’ roles, and in the Seventies when he did a wide range of characters in theater roles. Theater was his first love, and I bet he loved getting back on a real stage! A classmate of mine got to see him as King Arthur in Camelot one summer (1973) I was so jealous! Let’s just call this ‘Nimoy at the costume shop’. What should he be for Halloween?
A Doctor? (The scheming Dr. Barry Mayfield in Columbo)
A Confederate Soldier? (as Kreton from Visit To a Small Planet)
A Navy Captain? (Assault on the Wayne 1971)
There’s always a cowboy
Or an Indian (Nah, he’s been too many of those!) (From Daniel Boone)
Maybe a Magician (from M:I, ‘The Amazing Paris!”)
Maybe a Zombie! (from the Stratosphere!)
Nah — I think King suits him best! (As King Arthur, Camelot, 1973) Heck, I wish my legs looked that good!
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I’ve always wondered if I should worry about the fact that I think he had good legs!
Hi. Wondering about the Confederate officer role. Kreton was the leading in “Visit”, played by Jerry Lewis, and Mr. Nimoy is not in the cast, according to IMDB. Could it be from “Gunsmoke” or “The Virginian”?
Hi Ema, This was a stage production of ‘Visit…’ that Leonard did in 1968 at the Pleasentrun Playhouse in Illinois. Kreton is a bit of a space nut, who loves to play with humans, and in one scene, he’s dressed as a Confederate soldier! Too bad there isn’t a recording of this show!
You can read about it here: http://www.leonardnimoy.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=229:visit-to-a-small-planet-&catid=20:stage&Itemid=46