Category Archives: Leonard Nimoy

The Man, The Myth, and just my number one childhood idol…right next to The Beatles, of course.

My Weekly Spock -Evil Spock on Spring Break!

Hey, even bad guys need a day off!  I had fun manipulating this candid picture of Leonard during his run as King Arthur in Camelot (1973) into a relaxed Mirror Spock!  Maybe he’s off picnicking with evil Nurse Chapel... 🙂

Remembering Leonard Nimoy on his birthday with fan art. (pictures)

Remembering Leonard on his birthday is always a little sad, but it gives a moment to remember his incredible life and just what a fine person he was. This year, I thought I’d honor his memory with some of the wonderful fan art that’s been produced over the years.  A happy heavenly 87th birthday Mr. Nimoy; you inspired many works of love ❤

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My Weekly Spock: That Darn Hat! (Photos)

If you’ve ever seen Baffled with Leonard Nimoy and Susan Hampshire you might have noticed Nimoy wearing this brown bucket hat in a couple of scenes:

Susan Hampshire and Leonard in The Hat’ in ‘Baffled’ 1973

Well, I always thought it look a little goofy on him, but when I found out the history of the hat, it made me laugh, so here goes:

The hat wasn’t part of  his wardrobe, but a piece owned personally by Nimoy; or  so it seemed, since he wore it in public a year later while working on his stage performance in Fiddler on the Roof

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Great Photo by Bobbie Reno

But wait! Turns out Nimoy was not the original owner!  It belonged to singer Pat Boone!   According to legend,  during Leonard’s recording career, he was using the same studio as crooner Pat Boone.  At one point,  Leonard spied the hat and took a fancy to it.  So much so, it went home with him…

Here’s the photo Pat wearing the hat on a TV appearance in the early 60’s:

 

 

 

 

 

And Leonard must have loved it a lot (sans original feather) for he still had it in 1984 during a college appearance! 🙂  Did Pat give it to him? Did he ever get it back?  The world may never know.

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Leonard in 1984, Photo by Bonnie Moss

Remembering Leonard Today (pics)

Three years have flown by, but I often think how lucky we were to live in the same time as Leonard?  The smile, the eyes, the voice, the laugh. Very lucky indeed!  What a wonderful man; rest in peace ❤

Spock n’ Wash…

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!  (When I found this old vintage ad, I couldn’t resist! )

 

My Weekly Spock: OMG!

Well, here’s one I’ve NEVER seen!  Prime Nimoy in the 1950’s!  Thanks to Monica Reinoso for finding this!!!

UPDATE:  It’s on eBay for a few more days and the price is skyrocketing! (Thanks Bobbie!) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Icon-Leonard-Nimoy-Vintage-1950s-Early-Career-Portrait-Photograph-Rare/292377986411?hash=item441316056b:g:REYAAOSwywRaOonc

My Weekly Spock: Good Old Getty

Going through my files, I found many a picture of Leonard owned by Getty Images, so here’s a nice selection.  Leonard with Susan, Performing in the 1960s, and posing for publicity pics.  I never knew him, but I just miss his beautiful humanity.

NEW YORK- MARCH 27: Leonard Nimoy and wife Susan Bay pose at the Opening Night Party for “Urban Cowboy” on Broadway at the Marriot Marquis Ballroom on March 27, 2003 in New York City. (Photo By Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

The only thing that bugs me about this picture is that it’s always posted backward! (note hair is parted wrong and wedding ring on ‘right’ hand), but hey it’s still Leonard. 🙂