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    William Shatner Signed Essay. Written with a blue ink pen on "William Shatner" letterhead, this is letter is over a half a page in length. Signed "Happy Hanukkah" with Shatner's signature, "Capt. Kirk and Proud Jew."

    Here is the full note:
    "First of all I'd like to say I recently released a Holiday album - I was going to call it 'Dreidel Dreidel' but then I thought better of it. Maybe I should have - maybe.

    I was born in the Notre Dame de Grace neighborhood of Montreal Quebec Canada to a Conservative Jewish family - my Paternal Grandfather 'Wolfe Schattner' anglicized his family name to Shatner. All four of my grandparents were immigrants - they came from the Austria-Hungary and Russian Empires - location of present day Ukraine and Lithuania.

    Third - during my childhood - the menorah stood somewhere on the mantelpiece - it was silver and black from use no matter how often it was polished - it stood there until used and then it was used with great reverence.

    Fourth, my mother standing over the frying pan, pouring in a mixture of potatoes - ground-up potatoes into the sizzling fat - the oil - and frying up potato pancakes. The memory of those potato pancakes with applesauce and the family crowding around eating the pancakes is a memory that is indelible. / Happy Chanukah William Shatner / Capt. Kirk Proud Jew."

    Measures 7 ¼" x 10 ¼". In Near Mint Minus condition with a small creasing spot in the upper center portion. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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