Well, if you’re wondering I’m still working on the Nimoy collage. Every time I think I have enough I find another great picture or get another idea about placement! But I hope to have it finished by this week’s end. Thanks for your patience!
In the meantime, in my search for good pics for the collage, I came across this incredible and well preserved local TV news video of a rare Leonard Nimoy interview from 1971!! He discussed his role in the play The Man in the Glass Booth at the Old Globe theater. This was his first big foray back in to theater after his stints on Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. What he says in the beginning about war and revenge still sadly rings true today. I would have loved to have seen him in that production.
And he’s wearing his beloved plaid sport-coat.
This is a delight from start to finish, glad it was found!
This is a really wonderful interview with Leonard Nimoy talking about growing up in the West End of Boston. <3 I especially like when he describes losing his accent and getting Sea Hunt work from Lloyd Bridges, and when he discusses how he identified with Spock. From 2014.
A good friend of mine gave me some of her old Films in Review magazines and to my delight, I found this interview with Leonard Nimoy in one of the issues! He discusses directing Star Trek III and almost gives away the ending! Alas, the only picture they use her is Nimoy in 1/4 profile, but it’s a good interview and insight into an early directing experience for the actor. (btw, Films in Review actually blasted the movie in the August ’84 edition, (see here) but at least they gave Nimoy a chance to talk nicely about it in the November issue.
As you may recall from my last update, I issued a challenge to all of you to raise $1,500 for Celeste’s cancer fund, and ifwe achieved this goal we’d get an Exclusive Interview with Celeste here. Alas, so far I’ve only seen one donation (aside from my own) that has the words ‘trekerscrapbook’ on it, and suffice to say. we’re nowhere near the $1500 goal*. But we can change this.
Did you know that between the “likes” on Facebook for this blog, and my subscribers, Trekker Scrapbook is 1,145 members strong? I challenge 100 of my followers to donate just $15.00 eachTODAY — Donating is easy- just be sure to add the words“Trekker Scrapbook” when you add a comment to your donation here.(This is how I tally the donations). If you can’t send $15.00, send $10 or even $5– every bit will help! I know reaching this goal will make Celeste very happy, please contribute as soon as you can!
Prepare for a treat: This is an extremely rare and long-thought lost interview with Leonard Nimoy in 1967 for Portland,Oregon station KGW-TV news. Leonard talks about being Mr. Spock, and the interviewer must be entranced because she asks him questions as if the Enterprise and Spock are real! (She likes his hair too!)
Kudos to reader John Webb for alerting me to this!
Having a crazy busy week prepping for Christmas! So many projects to finish! I’ll post a bit more next week, but for now, here’s some truly funk-a-delic Nimoy from 1974, in his memorable appearance on The Mike Douglas Show!
Thrilled someone posted this, although I know there’s more than this! I’ve been looking for images of this incredible, phenomenal, denim patchwork suit, and you got to give the guy credit for pushing the fashion envelope! (He could fly away in those lapels!) –Next week I’ll post some stills!
Anyone remember Mason Reese? He was an advertising sensation in the early 70’s for his quirky looks and voice. So much so that he got a whole week as ‘co-host’ on the Mike Douglas talk show. Man, I remember watching this when it first came on (my Mom watched it every day). A shame Douglas didn’t have Nimoy as his co-host for a week, (although he did guest several times) Nimoy’s so sweet to his little fan here, saying: “We’ll take you on a trip on the Enterprise” Oh man, did I envy Mason here!
So as an early Christmas Present, Here’s your deliciousness for today!
Here’s a fine slice of nostalgia! I found this on Tumblr — it’s an incredible, personal and very long interview from Mr. Nimoy in 1966, where he answers 40 questions from a movie magazine. Love the opening shot if Nimoy talking into a state-of-the-art tape recorder (not so thrilled with the cigarette shot, but everyone smoked in the 60’s) Great insight into the 35 year old Nimoy’s mind! I wonder how much holds true today?