Here’s today’s flashback: From 1977, Bill Shatner gives actress Yvette Mimieux a nice back massage while taking rehearsing for the then Broadway bound show Tricks of the Trade. (lucky!) Here’s another image. Then many, many TV guide listings of Nimoy’s documentary show In Search Of…, which was syndicated nationwide. Nimoy also narrated a documentary series called The Coral Jungle listed here, and in other TV work, he co-hosted basically a half-hour commercial for NBC called C’mon Saturday which touted the new and returning Saturday Morning Cartoons that would be airing that fall on NBC (The animated Trek aired two seasons from 73-74, so I don’t know why Nimoy was picked for this unless it was in reruns). From all this TV work, I am presuming that Nimoy did a lot of extra work in NYC while he was in Equus, I remember actually watching this (as a 16 year old) and feeling mighty embarrassed for Mr. Nimoy, who played a character caller “Mister Wister” who guided around young Andrea McArdle (of Annie fame) to all the wonders of new Saturday Morning line up. (For all you out there under the age of 40, it was standard practice for the three major networks to air cartoons and kid shows on Saturday mornings; this is where we discovered The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and H.R. Puffinstuff ) NBC must have paid him well for this, for the most embarrassing part to me was when he had to sing, to the tune of “Row, Row, Row your Boat” in a faux baritone voice “Turn, Turn, Turn your dial, Right to N-B-C!” Well, he had bills to pay, I’m sure.
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Don’t know whether you know this one – also while doing Eqqus in NYC he occasionally hosted a morning tv programme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITMrpgSZV8o
I think this is delicious. He did say that he found it hard to get through the day until the time he could go onstage again in the evening, so this is presumably how he whiled away the time; and, as you say, paid the bills
I NEVER knew about this!!!! WOW! I’m floored — and that voice! (We had basic cable, but I don’t think I ever saw this NYC show)Good interviewer, although I think here he’s so enamored with the photographer, he almost forgot about the wonderful Ms. Ballard!
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