Some behind-the-scenes footage of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill taking a break in the Death Star set. Note the cigarette between Ford’s fingers. On November 28, 2019, “Star Wars” posted a featurette, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” talking about the legacy of the franchise. Notice the footage at 1:12: What happened to […]
October 30, 2012. Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm is announced. George Lucas: “The future Star Wars films, Kathy and I have been working on future Star Wars films. The main reason I brought Kathy on, rather than quit, I wanted to move it forward but I needed somebody I trusted who could take that franchise and […]
The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook includes links to online videos at YouTube and Vimeo, so fans can see for themselves a visual source of information. Here’s a clip of Mark Hamill guesting on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on November 29, 1977, sharing a story in which Sir Alec Guinness plays a prank on […]
Greetings, Star Wars fans! If you’re curious about the content of The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook, here are some sample pages from the year 1976. From these you can see the format of the book. Citations are arranged in chronological order. Quotes are provided from the cast and crew during production. Other citations come from […]
How big a Star Wars fan are you? Do you know the answers to the following questions: Who was the first Star Trek actor involved with Star Wars? Were Luke and Leia originally twins, according to George Lucas? How old were Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at the time of casting? What were the Whills? […]
Star Wars historian Jamie Benning has a new documentary available featuring an interview with actor Garrick Hagon, who portrayed Biggs Darklighter, Luke Skywalker’s best friend. Several scenes of his character were trimmed from the original Star Wars, one of which was restored in Star Wars–The Special Edition in 1997. For details, watch Blast it Biggs! […]
In a 1979 interview during the making of The Empire Strikes Back, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford reveal the difference between directors George Lucas and Irvin Kershner. Find out:
Could it be that Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc? Here he is on Endor, challenging Leia and Luke in a speeder bike “videomatic.” From From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, December 1983. Click here to see more.
Petaluma, California is a pleasant community north of San Francisco. It’s where George Lucas filmed American Graffiti. It’s also the place where one can peruse the world’s largest Star Wars collection, at Rancho Obi-Wan. Now, it’s the location of … a McDonald’s commercial. Controversial? Apparently so.
Leonard Maltin! George Lucas! Robert Redford! Three cinematic titans discussed their love for film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 29. Thanks to the power of the internet, you too can see their discussion, “Power of Story: Visions of Independence”: Streamed live January 29, 2015. Counter to what Chris Taylor inferred in How […]