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Star Wars Revisits Elstree For Empire Day

On Saturday May 5th, for one day only, Star Wars returns to Elstree Studios for Elstree Empire Day. 

Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two Star Wars films, is reuniting members of the original cast and crew for a celebration of the saga’s history at the famous UK studio. Anyone who worked on the Star Wars films at Elstree is invited to attend and should get in touch with Jason Joiner (0797 379 1339) or Graham Miles (0773 983 2229) or by e-mail via the website.

Highlights of the day’s schedule will include:

- A talk by Gary Kurtz on ‘A Day in the life of a Star Wars Producer’

- Displays of original film props, some never before seen in public

- Displays of Art Department items such as artwork, models, blue-prints etc.

- A display of rare photographs showing the work that took place at the studios

- Autographs and talks by the guests

The event is being run to aid the continuing preservation and restoration of artefacts in The Kurtz/Joiner Archive. The Archive was set up by Gary Kurtz and Star Wars historian Jason Joiner to preserve the many items relating to Gary’s career that he had collected over the years, including a vast personal photographic library detailing all aspects of the Star Wars productions alongside props, documentation and other items.


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