|It Takes A Shtetl - Leonard Nimoy's Boston|
On Twitter Leonard shares: "My son Adam is doing a documentary about my early years in Boston. Here's the first ten minutes. LLAP"
(Thanks to Lynnet for passing on Leonard's announcement on Twitter
Director, Producer and Interviewer: Adam Nimoy
Beautiful phictures of Boston are shown.
Leonard and Adam Nimoy walk the streets.
"All right", Leonard says. "Where are we going first?"
At the boathouse Adam Nimoy asks how Leonard could have afforded a sailing course.
He shares a personal story about his coming home late after that. His father had been upset because his mother had been worrying.
Here Leonard had worked as a vacuumer - salesman when he was 18 years old. He got a car from the company to get around and sold vacuum cleaners for Electrolux.
The film promises to be very interesting. It is well done, taking the viewer along not only for a beautiful introduction to Boston but to Leonard's past as well.
(Thanks to Grace for this link from WGBH:)
Actor Leonard Nimoy returns to his native city of Boston for a sentimental journey. Accompanied by his filmmaker son Adam, Nimoy walks the streets, sharing memories of his early years: selling newspapers near the Common, sailing on the Charles and growing up in a Ukrainian immigrant family in the West End, a neighborhood that was largely razed in the 1950s.
Bounded by the Charles River on the West, and Cambridge Street to the South, the West End of Boston was developed in the late 18th and 19th centuries by the well-to-do who moved there from the overcrowded North End. As these Boston Brahmins finally settled on nearby Beacon Hill, the West End became a center of African American culture during and after the Civil War. By the end of the 19th century up to the 1950s, the West End became home to a wave of immigrant groups Armenians, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Jews, Lebanese, Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Syrians, Ukrainians and many other Eastern and Southern Europeans.