Hey Kids, I’m back! Feeling much better now, thanks for your patience. Now, here as promised a while back – a bunch of nice stills from Leonard’s appearance on The Mike Douglas Show in 1973– in that glorious blue denim patchwork suit! Pretty “in-your-face”, really! Douglas himself , in his awful brown polyester, is in awe of it. And you can see that he gets “the ear question” from little Mason as he motions around his famous ears!
Enjoy, and good to be back, Therese
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 today’s flashback: July 1977, more clippings from TV Guide. My parents had a subscription, so I was on top of every listing, paragraph, and blurb about anything related to Trek–definitely not what other 16 year old girls were doing at that age! (Geez, no wonder I never had a date in High School!) More news about the proposed new Star Trek TV series (it was titled Star Trek Phase II), Gene Roddenberry admits concern over how Trekkies may take the new improved special effects, Nimoy appears on an episode of the syndicated afternoon talk show The Mike Douglas Show (my Mom watched this almost every day), and Nimoy makes another appearance on Dick Clark’s The $20,000 Pyramid. But the most exciting thing for me in this month was that Nimoy was (finally) featured in a 5 page article in People magazine! (Now, if they had only put him on the cover as he deserved!) It’s a fine article about Nimoy and his family in NYC during Equus, his struggle to be seen as something other than Mr. Spock, and a great study on his take as Dr. Dysart in the Broadway production. A bonus is definitely the photo of him riding a horse and clowning in a Mr. Spock Tee-shirt that reads “Leonard Who?” (I must say, for a man of 46, which seemed so old to me at the time, he was remarkably trim!) The final quote in the article defines Nimoy even as he is today: “The day I’m satisfied, I’m finished!”