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    Star Trek/William Shatner Handwritten and Signed Note About Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry. A handwritten note by William Shatner telling tales out of school about Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Signed in the bottom right corner. All done with a black ink pen.

    Composed on Shatner's personal stationery, he writes in full:

    "Roddenberry was up against it - he wasn't making enough money in the early years. So he took every opportunity to enhance his income - he started a company that began to market Star Trek related items one such was clips from light strips - In the days of film (oh so long ago) the cinematographer would get several frames of film from each take - that would happen the next day - he would look them over seeing the color, the density and other exotic things that photographers look for. Then he would throw them away. Not on Star Trek - somebody would gather those strips up, cut them into small frame size - each of them containing an image - usually of us - and Gene would sell them. Out they went by mail to some passionate fan who paid a goodly sum for the privilege. There were many other things he began to market to where his side business made a great deal of money. It was strange - he was selling our image, I don't know whether it was legal or not. I didn't find out about it untill [sic] long after but it was a new one on me."

    Single page measures 7.25" x 10.25". In Near Mint condition. LOA by William Shatner. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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