Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lucasfilm Archives continues to pull out new treasures.

One thing for sure is that any studios archive is probably too big to display all their assets in one exhibit. Unless the studio just decided to began saving their assets and if the studio has any ties back into the old days of Hollywood such as Universal or Warner Brothers, numerous exhibits would be necessary to showcase even a small percentage of the potential collection.

Lucasfilm has been saving their stuff since George Lucas’ first feature film THX 1138. Though Lucas is most known for the obvious favorites such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Lucasfilm Archives has displayed artifacts at all of the Star Wars Celebration Conventions. Though they had an exhibit touring the country with Star Wars stuff at the same time of Celebration IV the Lucasfilm Archives were able to put on an impressive exhibit featuring some Star Wars items never before exhibited.

The highlights were Darth Vader’s burned helmet from Return of the Jedi along with the protocol droid who Jaba the Hutt had destroyed in his dungeon. Two other exceptional pieces were from The Empire Strikes Back: Luke’s severed head from “the Tree” sequence on Dagobah and Han’s Hoth jacket. Now we know what the correct color is: brown, unlike the blue jacket that the 1980 Kenner action figure sported.

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