November 2016 Auction Ends Thursday, November 17th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2016
Very interesting handwritten signed recollection by William Shatner on the death of his friend Leonard Nimoy, who served as Shatner's best man at his 1997 wedding, but with whom he was no longer speaking to in 2015 when Nimoy died. Shatner famously did not attend Nimoy's funeral, which he explains here: ''Leonard was very sick - he was in the hospital. His health was difficult - he was in fact dying - but nobody but his family knew - certainly I didn't. A month or so prior to his going into the hospital, the American Red Cross asked me to do their largest fundraiser. It would be a huge event, thousands of potential donors, millions of dollars. I enthusiastically said yes. I was to leave on a Friday night for a Saturday performance when the news of Leonard's death was delivered - the funeral was to be Sunday - what to do? My immediate thought given the blinding news of his death, my appearance or non appearance would not be noticed - also what about the people who had given good money with the expectation of seeing me - heartbroken dilemma - I chose to go the Red Cross and as I said to the people there - all is dust - your name, my name, Leonard's name will soon be forgotten - but the good deeds you do tonight will be long remembered - I meant those emphatically. Helping others ever reverberates through time - we'll mourn Leonard, say his name and then pledge your money. / William Shatner''. Single page composed on Shatner's personal stationery measures 7.25'' x 10.25''. Near fine condition.
William Shatner Defends His Decision Not to Attend His Friend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral -- ''...we'll mourn Leonard, say his name and then pledge your money...''
William Shatner Defends His Decision Not to Attend His Friend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral -- ''...we'll mourn Leonard, say his name and then pledge your money...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
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