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Another Trek Photo Treasure Trove – In Color!

Hey Kids, I’m back!

Thanks for your patience, for it is truly rewarded today!

A while back I posted some wonderful black and white photos from the eBay dealer rexliv who had come across rare negative directly from the original series sets, taken by studio photographers to capture rehearsal and publicity photos for the series.  Just when I thought these were the holy grail of Trek memorabilia, rexliv strikes again with COLOR NEGATIVES!

How the dealer describes his find is nothing short of miraculous, and the fact that these have not been destroyed in over 50 years and are in remarkable condition is astonishing.  As the dealer states in his descriptions:

This authentic Color original Film Negative from the Original Star Trek TV Series is in excellent Condition for its age. During the Production of Star Trek, Photographers were hired to take Publicity Photo’s of the Series for magazine distribution and for advertising purposes. I recently obtained quite a few of these Publicity Negatives from a woman in new York City. She stated that she obtained them from a friend who worked in a professional Photo Lab as a Custom Photo Printer in New York City during the Mid-1980s. He stated to her that he was assigned to clean out the Dead Photo Files at the Lab when he found the Star Trek Negatives. The woman had kept them in their original envelopes along with their original Contact Sheets ever since the Mid-1980s when her friend had given them to her. Each five frame negative strip was enclosed in a clear plastic sleeve. Since the negatives were taken by an On Set Photographer, they are obviously a “One Of A Kind” Film Negative and display different angles of the actors as they posed for Publicity Photo’s and during live action scenes from the Episodes. They are quite RARE indeed.

Well Yes indeed! Welcome to Trekkie Heaven Everyone!

NOTE:  Currently many of these negatives are NOT up for sale, and some of them have been sold. However, they are VERY LIKELY to go back up for auction. So for you diehards, I highly recommend you check out the dealer’s current auctions here.  You can see the completed (and may unsold) auctions here.  He is also currently  selling positive contact sheets of the full  color negatives.  These auctions will end TOMORROW  (Friday, October 27)  So check it out before they end!

I’ve posted the photos of the positive images that the dealer posted that are not included in the actual auctions but used as examples of how the negatives would look when processed.  I’ve enhanced a few of these positive images to improve their tone and contrast.  And man, what a find!  From De Kelley’s incredible baby blues to Shatner’s smirks and the occasional Nimoy grin, it’s like I’ve traveled in a time machine back to 1966!

Wow. Just Wow.  You can see why not all of these were used (lighting off, or someone coughed)  But they are totally iconic, regardless. Man, how I would have loved that job!  I’ll post more in the coming weeks. Enjoy!

 

 

My Weekly Spock: Christmas Trees Anyone?

forest-nimoyAlmost Christmas and another great smile! !  I’d be happy to buy a tree from Leonard!

Wideo Wednesday Part 1 – Rare TOS Footage from The Roddenberry Vault

I can’t stop watching this! So great to see these outtakes and Leonard’s concentration on making Spock just right!  I know what I want for Christmas! I’ll have another fun video coming up soon, so stay tuned!

 

My Weekly Spock -Writer’s Strike

It’s important to stand up for what you believe in. Here’s Leonard at the Writer’s Strike of 1988.

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My Weekly Spock: Leonard, Bill, and Harlan

Here’s a wonderful photo of  Leonard and Bill with writer Harlan Ellison (The City on the Edge 0f Forever).  From the set design,  I’m guessing it was taken during the filming of  Mudd’s Women

Nimoy and Shatner’s autographs are so very typical of their personalities!

Nimoy: Harlan, Love you and your great credits” –  Shatner: “Who the kid in the middle?”Harlan Ellison

lol.   I bet they had a great time!

I’ve also see a version of this photo edited to appeal to all the ‘slash’ fans out there-with Harlan missing and L & N side hugging!  Can’t find a link but you get it.

Dream of Nimoy on Broadway

I had another funny dream this morning — I was reading a Daily News tabloid that had a big headline proclaiming “THAT’S NOT SPOCK!” and a photo of Nimoy in a old bathrobe on stage in an angry stance.  The article read “Cursin’ Grumpy Grandpa rules the Broadway Stage!”  It proceeded to explain that Nimoy’s latest venture was playing a Grouchy, intolerant, Archie Bunker-like character in a new musical!  There were photos of him laughing and mingling with the cast, and comments that “He really enjoys this, it’s so out of character for him!”  And I could hear someone say that he’d be performing in it BOTH of the theaters named after him on NYC and LA! (In reality there’s only the one in NYC).

As I looked at the ad, I thought “Wait, he’ s in a play?  I’d love to see this! Then I thought “But wait…” and I quickly scanned for the date;  it was dated 2012.  I had missed it.

I wonder what brought this on?  I had been reading a Daily News in the cafe at Wegman’s yesterday, and its tabloid style was clearly all over the paper in the dream.  I’ve also been thinking of going to NYC lately, and Nimoy occasionally pops up in my dreams.   Maybe somewhere in my brain The Lazy Song was playing too, and that would explain the bathrobe!

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My Weekly Spock: Civic Duty

Tomorrow here in the U.S. are the mid-term elections (these are just as important, if not more so than the presidential ones).   If you live here, don’t forget to vote! Here’s Leonard campaigning for George McGovern in 1972, and with a “Spock for President’ bumper sticker in ’68!  🙂

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spocl for president