Photo: via The Rich Times
I am stunned because , it is obvious that this was not a well publicized auction.Given the leagues of Star Wars fans, this original acetate crawl that would be recognised by any geek or sci-fi buff on the whole planet sold for a mere $40,000.
The estimates were $15k-$20k which were way too low in this writer’s humble opinion.
Either someone lucked out with the acetate crawl or I am an even bigger fan of Star Wars then I suspected.
This original acetate crawl was used in the beginning of ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.
The auction was held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
I do hope you remember the movie , here is a great trailer put together by another die-hard fan :-
There was some other Star Wars stuff too in the same auction and some of it went unsold. So have a look and try getting your hands on it if you, like me, think these are some excellent investments.
- Lot # 1072: Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope orig storybrd art of X-Wing fighter in Death Star trench sequence – $2,250
- Lot# 1073: George Lucas, Star Wars, First Edition signed by George Lucas and Gary Kurtz – $1,100
- Lot# 1076: Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back orig storyboard art of AT-AT walker in closeup detail – $2,000
- Lot# 1077: Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back orig storybrd art of AT-AT walker from Hoth battle sequence – $1,300
- Lot# 1078: Star Wars Lucite paperweight crew gift and original filmstrip of Death Star explosion sequence from Star Wars – Not Sold
- Lot# 1079: Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope two-volume “Combination Title” dialogue continuity script – $700
- Lot# 1080: Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back Norwegian crew jacket – $4,250
- Lot# 1081: Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope original 2-LP soundtrack album signd by John Williams – $400
- Lot# 1082: Large assortment of original Star Wars crew patches, stickers, and coasters from producer Gary Kurtz – Not Sold
- Lot# 1083: Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back double-sided cast pewter paperweight special crew gift- $200
- Lot# 1084: Collection of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back crew t-shirts – $350
- Lot# 1085: Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back orig strybrd art of Darth Vader – $1,300
- Lot# 1086: Original acetate “crawl” used in the beginning of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – $40,000
- Lot# 1087: Animatronic Tauntaun head from Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back – $8,000
- Lot# 1088: The Ewok Adventure Jim Danforth original acrylic matte painting on glass of the Endor forest – $5,500
- Lot# 1089: edi temple statue clay sculpt and Yoda chair from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Not Sold
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