How Star Wars Fans Can Own Carrie Fisher’s Original Scripts, Signed By George Lucas
Carrie Fisher was a woman of many talents, but she'll arguably always be best known for playing Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. Across the Original Trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Leia was an integral figure in the galaxy far, far away, and we'll see Fisher's last performance as the freedom fighter later this year in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the meantime, Star Wars fans with some extra cash sitting around have the opportunity to buy the scripts that the late Fisher used during the original Star Wars movies thanks to an upcoming auction, and most of them have been signed by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas.
From October 7-9, Profiles in History, the dealer that specializes in "guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts," will be holding the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction. The first of Carrie Fisher's Star Wars scripts that are being auctioned off (and the only one that doesn't have George Lucas' inscription) is her personal hand-annotated shooting script for The Empire Strikes Back, which is expected to sell for $30,000-$50,000 and is notable for including Fisher's penciled annotation on every page where Leia had dialogue. The second script is the bound presentation script for A New Hope, which includes five promotional stills of Princess Leia from the movie. This script is expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000.
The third script up for sale is Carrie Fisher's bound presentation script for The Empire Strikes Back, which includes eight promotional stills of Princess Leia from the movie and is estimated to sell for $20,000-$30,000. Finally, Fisher's bound presentation script for Return of the Jedi is up for grabs, which includes 13 promotional stills of Leia from the movie and is estimated to sell for $20,000-$30,000. Needless to say that a lot of Star Wars fans probably don't have tens of thousands of dollars to drop on just one of these scripts, but for those who do, any one of these are an excellent piece of Star Wars memorabilia to add to your collection.
Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Carrie Fisher demonstrated her own writing skills numerous times over her professional career. In addition to penning several books, Fisher was also an accomplished script doctor, with her fix-up credits including Hook, Sister Act, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. She also wrote 1990's Postcards from the Edge, which was nominated for two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes.
You can see Carrie Fisher's final on-screen performance when Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released on December 15, and don't forget to look through our 2017 movie premiere guide to find out what else is being released in the theaters for the rest of the year.
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