Our most recent poll asked for your views on why there are no publicly available toup-less pictures of Bill Shatner from after the 1950s. Anecdotal evidence from several Star Trek actors suggests that Bill Shatner was still only wearing the toupee in professional and public situations (rather than in private situations too) at least up until part way through the second season of the show. So why no casual bald photographs from that era?
15% said that whomever else may possess such pictures fears the consequences of releasing them; 38% said that such pictures have been actively suppressed by Bill Shatner (perhaps through threats of legal action, or they were quietly bought up by a private investigator hired by the actor); the greatest number of votes, 45%, suggested that such photographs simply do not exist. This means that even in private social gatherings, photography of a toup-less Bill Shatner was strictly forbidden.
Even family photos showed the toupee in place. Are there others without the toupee that haven't been released?
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Finally, we also have a couple of history-themed educational videos from a series called This Was America, which have been made available by the Peabody Awards Collection Archives. While the documentaries themselves are a little on the dry side, they do offer some valuable toupological insight.
The first, from 1979, shows Bill Shatner effectively trying to add a touch of the former "Jim Kirk lace" side-parting to his still relatively new "TJ Curly". Does it work? Not quite. Perhaps here we see the seeds of why the "TJ Curly" had to be the way it was.
By 1980, the experiment was over and the toup became decisively round. A new decade had begun and the toupee was evidently reflecting the changing times...
It's pretty rare to see the such drastic toupee changes within programs of the same series...
18th century composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Is there a slight resemblance?