It’s official. As of September 11, 2013, The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the collection of Stephen J. Sansweet as the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, with an estimated 300,000 pieces ranging from bottle caps to videos to arcade games—anything and everything Star Wars. It’s all housed at Rancho Obi-Wan […]
Comedian Bob “I’ve got an airport named after me” Hope hosted the 50th Academy Awards® held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. Here he introduces Mark Hamill, joined by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and Ben Burtt’s voice and sounds as R2-D2. Together they present the Special Achievement awards […]
In his many movie roles, Harrison Ford apparently has a penchant for finger-pointing. Here’s Conan O’Brien showing Ford a compilation: Posted August 16, 2013.
Hello friends, For the last two weeks I’ve been researching at Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan and George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch Research Library, scanning and cataloging literally hundreds of hard-to-find magazines, comics, books and newspaper articles. Here I am in front of Steve’s extensive magazine storage room. And here I am at Skywalker Ranch’s main house. […]
A stormtrooper invades Wizard World, New York. Luckily Jason David Frank is there to stop him. Silly stormtrooper. He is no match for a Power Ranger!
May 4, 2013. Nearly thirty years after Return of the Jedi premiered at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the theater screened the film again, four times during the day. This was sponsored by Entertainment Weekly during its CapeTown Film Festival. Patrons were surprised when, at the final two screenings, Mark Hamill appeared for a Q […]
CBS News reporter Lesley Stahl interviews George Lucas again on 60 Minutes, broadcast March 13, 2005. This time he’s promoting Revenge of the Sith. Click here to see part of the video and read an abridged transcript. The segment was also broadcast on 60 Minutes in Australia, and that video has popped up here: “The […]
How does George Lucas do it? 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl interviewed Lucas in a segment broadcast March 28, 1999 shortly before the release of The Phantom Menace. “George Lucas” was produced by Rome Hartman. CBS has posted a partial transcript here.
On November 5, 2011, Steve Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, hosted a re-opening of his re-organized Rancho Obi-Wan. About 180 guests were invited, and I was one of the lucky chosen ones. Below is a video of the event. You can see a glimpse of me in the background […]
Here’s a vintage interview with Mark Hamill that just popped up on YouTube. It’s from a show called Film Talk, taped in late December 1977 prior to the premiere of Star Wars in London. One clip depicts the cry of a Krayt dragon (mimicked by Ben Kenobi) as it was in the original version of […]