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Missing Hair Goods

Memo

It’s a time-honored show business tradition that actors sometimes walk away from sets with souvenirs: a favorite costume piece, a significant prop. Most of the time, the production knows about it, and the powers-that-be turn a blind eye.

In 1968, Bob Justman was more concerned that Star Trek would be renewed for a third season, and a significant part of the show would have to be replaced. It seems at least three actors had “borrowed” wigs and misplaced them which would mean costly replacement after the summer hiatus.

Special thanks to the UCLA Library Special Collections Blog for unearthing this amusing look at Trek history.

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