The Starting Bid for Carrie Fisher's Original 'Empire Strikes Back' Script is $30K

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:50AM
Star Wars
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:50AM
The Starting Bid for Carrie Fisher's Original 'Empire Strikes Back' Script is $30K
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For Star Wars fans, owning something that was on the set of the original trilogy is the ultimate dream, right behind getting the chance to be in one of the upcoming episodes. Star Wars memorabilia pops up at auction fairly regularly, but there are two special pieces currently up for grabs through the Profiles In History's upcoming event, "The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds", that are Holy Grail status.



The first is an original bound shooting script for The Empire Strikes Back that belonged to Princess Leia herself. The roughly 158-page script includes official studio security codes and markings, revisions dated between October 24, 1978 and February 7, 1979, and Carrie Fisher's hand-written notes and analysis on every page where there is Leia dialogue. There are lines crossed out and replaced in the margins, and personal acting cues that Fisher wrote to herself while filming, which makes the script one of the most important historical documents in the entire franchise. The starting bid is $30,000, but it could sell for significantly more to the right buyer.

The other rare piece up for auction is another one of Fisher's personal Empire scripts, this time a hardbound "presentation script" that features an inscription on the title page from George Lucas that reads, "To Carrie May the force be with you. George." The auction lot also includes promotional stills from Empire of Fisher as Princess Leia. Bidding starts at $20,000 on these super-rare items.

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi releasing just ahead of Christmas this year, fans will be hit with another wave of mourning as they watch Fisher's final on-screen appearance as General Leia Organa. Her legacy will last forever, and while it's a little sad to see her belongings sold at auction, it's heartwarming to know that there are fans who loved Fisher enough to spend five figures on something just because she touched it. I have my eye on a couple of the cheaper items, but I'm definitely not telling you what they are so you can outbid me.
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