November 13, 2002

SPOCK SPEAKS: Tonight, after interviewing

SPOCK SPEAKS: Tonight, after interviewing him over the phone in September, I finally got to meet Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, in person. Nimoy was in town to speak about his new book "Shekhina," which is a collection of his photography related to the feminine aspect of God. The book tour has caused its share of controversy at more than one stop due in part to the large amount of nudity in the work, as well as its use of Jewish rituals such as the laying of tefillan.
Nimoy also told some great stories, my favorite of which involved his casting as Morris Meyerson in a 1982 TV biopic of Golda Meir called "A Woman Called Golda," in which the former Israeli Prime Minister was played by (I'm not making this up) Ingrid Bergman. Yes Golda Meir, who "Seinfeld" named the "all-time ugliest world leader," was once played in a movie by one of the most beautiful actresses of all time. The only thing I can imagine more absurd than that would be if Frida Kahlo were played in a movie by Salma Hayek. Oh, wait...

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 13, 2002 12:59 AM
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