On-set Star Wars photos from Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew

On January 8, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in Star Wars, who tweets as @Thewookieroars, began to post a remarkable stream of candid shots (with very funny captions) from the sets of the original Star Wars movies. The postings continued sporadically until January 10 (and who knows, they may resume again!). I've embedded my favorites below the jump.

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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  1. his captions are really well done.

    semi-related: this is what I got for christmas this year

  2. They all look so young...

  3. I'd never have guessed Peter Mayhew took those shots, I figured that from his point of view one would only see the tops of other actors' heads.

  4. phuzz says:

    I'm imagining him with one of those cameras that have the viewer on the top. So he's holding it around his waist, looking down into it, which is head height for everyone else.

  5. It's not the funniest, but I love the picture of Mark Hamill and Peter Cushing. Hamill is a huge film history fan, and, according to Carrie Fisher, bugged Alec Guinness with so many questions that Guinness finally offered him £20 to go away.

    I imagine Hamill saying to Cushing, "I know you hear this all the time, but I loved you in Doctor Terror's House of Horrors."

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