I was very sad to learn today that a fellow Trekkie friend, Adam Grossguth, took his own life last November. In the days before Anovos licensed TOS uniforms, Adam’s creations – marketed under his moniker of “Adam29” – were the cream of the crop. You simply couldn’t find a more accurate third season tunic and sparkly pants than with Adam and his friend Jose (the tailor in that relationship.)
Here’s a shot from 2004, a year after I first met him. Adam is on the far right (I’m on the far left – and Jose is in the middle):
Adam had his own demons, and had trouble holding down a job. We went together to see George Takei’s musical “ALLEGIANCE” when it played in San Diego, and before its Broadway run.
We waited for George after the performance, and the ever gracious Takei spoke to every fan and posted for photos:
Those of you who remember the “Adam29” line of tunics may also remember Adam.
May he rest in peace.