Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Nichelle Discovery

Caution: Vintage Nichelle Ahead! If you are as big a fan of Nichelle Nichols as I am, a couple of these photos might blow your mind. I found them online, but I would dearly love to locate the actual printed article containing this shoot and any others taken at the same time.

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Update: Here are two more from the same photo shoot that I just found... stunning!


When Spock mind-melded with Kollos in "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" the alien quoted Byron as he came to Uhura (no doubt the poem was known to him through Spock's memories). That quote was part of this verse, and truly, it was appropriate.

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies,

And all that's best of dark and bright

Meets in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellow'd to that tender light 

Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impair'd the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress

Or softly lightens o'er her face,

Where thoughts serenely sweet express

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek and o'er that brow

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,—

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent.


Maurice Mitchell said...

These are stunning Fredrick! A great find.

Nicole said...

I like the first photo. It almost looks so candid. Plus, I think my supervisor has one of those old flatbed boxes that she's using in the photo. Gotta love it!