Now up for sale at the Heritage Auction Galleries:
Description: William Shatner's Star Trek TV Series Costume Wig. A brown hairpiece made for him for an unspecified production. Possibly worn by Shatner during the third season of the groundbreaking science fiction series Star Trek, which spawned the mega-successful franchise. Hand-tied and made from human hair, the wig includes the original MGM wig stock record card, reading "Stock No. 1244, Date 6-7-68, Original Player: William Shatner, Description: Brown - 1850" with the added notation: "Rented to F. Phillips - Paramount Studios 6-7-68/6-17-68." Fred Phillips was the make-up department head for the entire Star Trek series from 1966-1969, and he rented the wig for Shatner from MGM Studios (most likely from William Tuttle, who was the make-up department head of MGM). The wig has been restyled for photography, and is in Excellent condition. From The MGM Wig Archive. Estimate: $2,000 - up.
Bidding starts at $1000!
Your LAHB gals wonder if this is really a wig Bill wore on Trek - we always thought that (even in the third season) Bill wore a piece, and not a wig that covered his whole head. Maybe it was for something else? We've asked our pals at Shatner's Toupee for their analysis.
The only time Bill wore an actual wig in Trek was when he did that one shot as his brother Sam in Operation Annihilate! Are there others? Let's solve this, people!
P.S. from Kitty: Photoshoppers, a challenge! Can you put this believably on Bill's head?