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My Weekly Spock: Backstage at Oliver!

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!

 

My Weekly Spock: Rare pics from 1972 “Oliver” (as Fagin)

I was delighted to come across these rare photos of Leonard from 1972 when he starred as Fagin in the (Milwaukee) Melody Top Theater stage production of “Oliver”.  Here he’s seen on and off stage, in rehearsal, and in some especially rare color photos, in and out of character with fellow actor Clyde Miller, who appears just a little star-struck! (Can’t blame him there!) I wish I could have seen this (or any of Nimoy’s stage works), looks like a blast.

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My Weekly Spock: Enter Stage Left

Here’s some stage appearances from Mr. Nimoy, who did a lot of theater in the 1970’s.  I wish I could have seen one of these.  It looks like pure delight (and hard work) for the actor who loves theater like his own child.

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Today, February 7, 2012, is the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens!  If you’ve never read a Dickens book, you have lost out on a great adventure into the human soul.  I’m sure you’re aware of  these gems:

Great Expectations

A Christmas Carol

Oliver Twist

David Copperfield

A Tale of  Two Cities  (Which Spock gave to Kirk in Star Trek II)

The Pickwick Papers

The Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby

And so on and so on.  You know what my  favorite Dickens quote is?   This:

“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused”               – The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Don’t misuse your life — get off the computer, buy some Dickens, and broaden your horizons as well as your vocabulary!

BTW, Mr. Nimoy played the leader of the street urchins, Fagin, in a Theater production  of Oliver! in 1972-3 — One of his first Theater Musicals!