Another great candid I bought of Leonard on eBay; this time backstage at Oliver (1972), signing autographs for fans. I would have loved to see him as Fagin in that show! Sometimes when I watch the 1968 Oscar winning movie of the musical, I can imagine how Nimoy might have sung and acted it, But Ron Moody’s performance in the movie is unforgettable!
On another note, sorry I haven’t posted too much lately. We just had a whopper of a snowstorm here! (a bit over a foot). Hope you’re all comfy and well where you are! I’ll post again later this week! Thanks!
“There’s ya problem right there!” Spock gets horizontal with the Enterprise’s guts. A rare publicity still, although odd that those markers are on the rug in front of him! I think they were markers for where the actors to stand?
As yesterday was Veteran’s Day (and today it was observed), it’s a good time to remember our Star Trek friends who served their country. For Leonard, Gene, and DeForest, it was the United States. And for James Doohan, it was for Canada.
James was also a hero of D-Day, after killing two German snipers, having been shot at 6 times; 4 in the leg, one in the right hand, which cost him his middle finger, and one in the chest, but his life was saved by the silver cigarette case in his breast pocket, a gift from his brother. (for once, it was lucky he was a smoker).
Thank you our Star Trek brothers in arms for your dedicated service during WWII and early 50’s. We are honored and forever thankful. ❤
Capt Gene Roddenberry US Army Air Corps (Served 1941-1945)
Lieutenant James Doohan 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
DeForest Kelley, Army Air Forces-WW2-First Motion Picture Unit 1943-46
Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, Army Reserves 1950s
Let’s start the week with some thoughtful Leonard, shall we? Boy is he missed. ❤ Would love to hear his thoughts on our world today.
I came across this great publicity pic of Leonard that I have never seen before. Dated March 18, 1968 the caption reads:
“Leonard Nimoy…a pointy eared newcomer to our screens.”
This is from a New Zealand TV guide, and it appears that New Zealand got Trek a good two years before neighboring Australia – lucky them! I’m guessing this was taken the same time as the famous ‘Spock holding Enterprise‘ images, but this looks like his ‘lab’ is more set for a plumbing job!
Be sure to check back every Monday for a new Weekly Spock, and be sure to check out the archives for hundred’s more! Have a great week!
I recently purchased this beautiful photo of Leonard on eBay, and I just love it. He’s not posing or smiling with a fan or group, just signing a autograph. But you can see the gentle joy in his face and just a hint of a smile as he signs. I’ve seen other pictures of this particular event and it looks like he was really enjoying himself here, but there’s something about this image that just has quiet dignity to it.. He really cared for his fans and never took them for granted. Weren’t we lucky? Photo by Peter Warrack.
And by the way, if anyone knows where and when this was taken, please comment below. I”m guessing it was during his Vincent tour.
Leonard signing an autograph by Peter Warrack.
I wonder where Leonard was when this funny one was taken! No doubt in the ’70s and a local channel was airing In Search Of… It must be odd to see a huge head of yourself in public, but looks like Leonard enjoyed it!
How many here watched In Search Of… back in the day or since. Do you think it aged well? I”m looking forward to the new reboot of the show with (appropriately) Zachary Quinto as host! I’m sure Leonard would approve!