• Gary Miceli

OTHER: Star Wars A New Hope - Obi-Wan Costume Designs

Anything Star Wars is a piece if cinema history and what sold at auction is a behind the scenes piece! A pair of Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness) costume designs by Oscar-winning costume designer John Mollo, from Star Wars: A New Hope. :One page is a printed copy that was hand-colored by Mollo, and matches exactly to an illustration seen in issue 23 of Starburst magazine. The other page is a printed copy of the same illustration, without additional work by hand, though it is signed by Mollo in blue ink. This is something from the early stages of one of the most loved an important movies in the last 50 years, this is such a great piece.”

“In his interview with the Starburst, Mollo explained, "George [Lucas] wanted Obi-Wan Kenobi to look like a cross between a monk and a samurai knight."”

“The colored sketch has a fold line down the right edge and sticky tack marks on the front, while both designs show some minor edge wear and discoloration from age. Dimensions (each): 29 cm x 21 cm (11 1/2" x 8 1/4")”

These costume design sold on October 1st, 2019 for $1,400 with the Propstore auction.


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