Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back signing

22 May 1980

When Anthony Daniels, who played C-3P0, was unable to attend the signing event for the Twentieth Century-Fox release of The Empire Strikes Back, his co-star Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) was joined instead by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).


(Below) Mark Hamill and Dave Prowse.

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

(Below) The signing queue stretched the length of Denmark Street and beyond.


Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

(Below) Even R2-D2 put in an appearance.

(Below) Dave Prowse and 'friend' greet the fans.


(Below) Another surprise guest on the day was special effects ace Brian Johnson.

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