What better way to start the week than with a swinging 60’s Leonard?
I bought this beautiful candid photo on eBay. Leonard is wearing a groovy deep red Nehru jacket as he visits back stage at a performance of Macbeth. This was taken almost 50 years ago on January 12, 1969!
I loved the picture and that gentle smile so much, I made a black and white copy too, to see more detail. Leonard was one cool, cultured dude!
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.
Something that always makes me happy is seeing a great picture of Leonard smiling. He had such a warm, genuine smile. Weren’t we lucky he was a public figure? 🙂 For the rest of this year, I’ll post a pic of smiling Leonard every week!
Reviewing pictures of Leonard — This was a happy man. I mean, sure, we all have problems and can’t be happy all the time, but so often you can see the genuine joy Leonard possessed in many candids and portraits.
Joy at a personal appearance
He clearly loved his work, his family, his fans, and his life. His smile was infectious and images of him laughing or smiling always bring me joy!
Joyous to be Spock again in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Happy reminiscing as a former paperboy at a Boston function. (1960’s)
Here a couple of nice ones from the 70’s — always happy to find new ones!