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One of the many attractive elements of the Star Wars story beyond the edges of what we see on the screen is the making of the saga, the people behind the camera who craft, create, score and build the galaxy. Continuity Supervisor Pamela Mann was one of the team who helped keep everything in continuity and in place on Return of the Jedi and her candid, behind-the-scenes images were up for auction at Windsor Auctions, selling for over £4000.00.

Personal photographs taken by a British woman who worked on the original Star Wars movies during breaks in filming include Han Solo actor Harrison Ford holding a sizeable fish he had just caught during a fishing trip and a group photo signed by the late Carrie Fisher.

Pamela Mann, now aged in her 90s, was the continuity supervisor on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. She also worked on the Steven Spielberg movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Her job involved taking polaroid pictures of actors such as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill at the end of a filming session to ensure there were no continuity errors when the recording resumed.

But the candid photographs, sold for more than £4,000, were taken during breaks in filming. There was also a group picture signed for Pamela by many members of the cast including Mark Hamill, who wrote that working with her had been a ‘continual pleasure’.

The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Lucas Books
  • Hardcover Book
  • Rinzler, J.W. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 372 Pages - 10/01/2013 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)