In Photos: Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Star Wars

Star Wars (1977)

Poster concept by celebrated French artist Philippe Druillet, co-founder with Moebius of Métal Hurlant magazine.

The Star Wars Archives: 1977–1983 is published by Taschen

Star Wars (1977)

Richard Edlund prepares the finished Millennium Falcon model to be shot by the Dykstraflex camera on the Industrial Light & Magic stage. Model builder Lorne Peterson: “At one time the cockpit was to be motorized, so that it could rotate 90 degrees. Lucas had the idea that the ship could fly like a sunfish, landing flat, but at takeoff the body would rotate and the cockpit would remain at the same configuration.”

Star Wars (1977)

Sand made the C- 3PO costume a challenge for effects operators – and for actor Anthony Daniels

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