I know at least one or two of these gag shots taken during the filming of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back have been floating around the internet for awhile, but some of them are new to me. These photos feature Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) hamming it up in poses both playful and, um, provocative.
One of the greatest, albeit lesser remembered, voices of pop was silenced this week when Eddie Fisher died on Wednesday. He was 82 years old. In addition to his high-profile marriages to Debbie Reynolds (with whom he had two children, one of them Carrie Fisher), Liz Taylor, and Connie Stevens, Fisher had a ridiculous run of chart success through most of the 1950s. He had seventeen songs in the Top 10 between 1950 and 1956 and 35 in the Top 40. That seems like a lot to me. Fisher specialized in the top of sweet, symphonic pop music that was soon to be eclipsed by rock and roll. He had his last Top 10 hit in 1956 and in 1960 was dropped from his label, RCA Victor. By 1967 he was off the charts for good, but that in no way diminished the huge successes he achieved. So as a small t
Disney goes to great lengths to ensure that the employees who wear those giant costumes at the park are never seen with them off by the public. I can imagine it would be traumatic for a kid to see Goofy out by the dumpster smoking a Kool. So even though I'm well into adulthood it's pretty weird to see this photo of the cast of Star Wars, circa 1977/78, hanging together in civvies. I'm sure once George Lucas gets his hands on this he'll photoshop Hayden Christensen in it. I'm sure you recognize Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). You can probably figure out which ones are R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). The last one (next to Han) is Darth Vader himself, David Prowse. Sorry Anthony Daniels, you weren't invit
1977 - Elvis dies on the crapper. The sight of his bloated carcass on the toilet is only slightly more scarring than his Vegas stage show. "C'mon, just one more ham and peanut butter sandwich! What's the worst that could happen?" 1962 - Pete Best gets canned from the Beatles. Forty-three year nightmare has yet to end. "Bitter? Oh, a tad." 1975 - Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis, band's costume budget decreases 93%. "Does this make me look fat?" 1983 - Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher married. Simon files for divorce in 1985 after Fisher refuses for the 1,257th time to wear the gold bikini from Return of the Jedi. "I hope to God that's your lightsaber poking me."