Monday, November 16, 2009
A sticky situation...
Another very interesting find from "RM" - a newspaper article from 1993 that describes a somewhat unfortunate and sticky scenario for Bill Shatner:
Herald Sun, December 4, 1993
HAIRFREE AND CAREFREE
...Actor William Shatner came unstuck during a television interview to promote the fourth Star Trek movie in 1986. Shatner, who has carved out a science-fiction legend as Captain Kirk, found the glare of television lights too intense after 49 straight interviews in a long and arduous day - or at least his hairpiece did.
The interviewer, Channel Seven newsman Mark O'Brien, recalls the sight of molten glue streaming from Shatner's forehead during their seven-minute encounter. "I noticed this green substance trickling from his temple," says O'Brien. "I was totally distracted and kept staring into his hairpiece, which ensured he became ruder and redder in the face."
The interview slid into free-fall and Paramount Pictures, which organised all aspects of Shatner's interview schedule, refused to hand over the videotape.
What can we say in this case other than "oops!"? The alleged tape of this alleged moment will likely never see the light of day, and perhaps that is best...