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Star Wars Technirama camera carries $66,000 estimate

The Technirama camera was used on the original Star Wars trilogy



A motion control Technirama camera used in the original Star Wars trilogy is selling at the Propstore.

It's valued at £30,000-50,000 ($39,795-66,325) ahead of the September 27 auction, which will take place at the Odeon BFI Imax in London.  

Star Wars Rama
The 'Rama' camera formerly belonged to effects wizards Industrial Light & Magic

The lot originally belonged to legendary special effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and was also used in other classic films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET.

It was used in all three of the original Star Wars movies, where it came in particularly handy in shooting space battles using miniature models.

Perhaps most famously it was used to create the Millennium Falcon "jump to light speed" effect in A New Hope.

The sale will also include a rare TIE fighter pilot's helmet from A New Hope that is expected to sell for around $93,000.

A clapperboard used on the set of Jaws carries an identical estimate of £30,000-40,000 ($39,795-53,060).

In a jokey reference to the film's subaquatic villain, the sticks at the top have been replaced with triangular teeth.  

It's accompanied by a copy of Carl Gottlieb's The Jaws Log, which includes a photograph of Stephen Spielberg holding it.                

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Last updated: 12 September 2016