Going through some files, I came across many pictures of Nimoy with fans, and these were back in the before time, you know, the 60’s and 70’s, before the expensive meet-and-greets of modern conventions. When you think about it, there must have been thousands like these, and Leonard never forgot where his fame came from, and was always nice and generous with his time to the fans, even when it was overwhelming! I hope I’ll find more candids like this, and if you or anyone you know has a story of photo of themselves meeting Leonard Nimoy, please join my new Facebook Group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/833569276690890/ and you can post them there. We have over 50 members already!
Here’s the first few articles from first Star Trek scrapbook from the 1970’s. I had started saving articles her and there around 1973, (see left) and within a year or two decided to paste them into scrapbooks so they wouldn’t get lost or wrecked. Of course, after 39 years, they are a tad yellowed and some are tattered, but it’s fun to look back to a time before Star Wars, when Trek was Sci-Fi king.
I started the book with this article in my local weekly Saturday TV section, another relic of the age… One reason this was tattered was because I had it taped into the lid of my 6th grade classroom desk, and one day I hid a pack of Juicy Fruit behind it and a classmate snatched it out! Oh well.
As I re-read this article after all these years, it amazed me how cheap everything was at a Convention –an original script for $50, and original uniform for $100!!! After reading this as a kid, it was my dream to go to a real Trek convention, and I would three years later in 1976, as I mentioned last week and will again when I get up to it. Be sure to click on the images to enlarge so you can read them better.
On the right side of this article you can see a little logo that reads Keep On Trekkin’ , an catchphrase coined by Trekkies and merchandisers to keep the spirit of the show alive, and to promote either a new series or a movie. In this case, it was an ad for a T-shirt; one that I eventually bought and it’s still in my basement somewhere. Can’t believe I was that tiny!