Thursday, July 30, 2009
Old meets new...
A publicity photo from Bill Shatner's 1976 appearance in the gameshow Hollywood Squares. In this rare case, he appeared in character as James T. Kirk for a special segment called "Storybook Squares". We think it is the only time that the old Kirk look was meshed with the new Shatner hair.
The above photo (date unknown) appears to be a rare example of Bill Shatner resurrecting the old "Jim Kirk" toupee look which originally lasted from around 1959-1969. Perhaps it is something he occasionally dons when he feels a sense of nostalgia for the old Star Trek series! The classic lace frontal swoosh is unmistakable.
The closest on-screen resurrection of the old "Jim Kirk" toupee look came in the 1975 TV movie The Tenth Level. The look is very similar to the old one, but not quite exactly it. Any other examples, let us know!
By the way, we noticed that someone on Twitter is called "ShatnersToupee". Sadly, it isn't us - someone has beaten us to that name.
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