Personally, I think garments’ lost travels are more interesting than the post cards you sometimes see of a garden gnome traveling the world:
The cloak worn by Sir Alec Guinness in Star Wars has been rediscovered after nearly three decades.
After Guinness wore the garment for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, it was returned to British costume firm Bermans. The cloak was subsequently loaned to other films including 1999′s The Mummy, and even hired out as fancy dress.
It was identified in a stock check earlier this year and now forms part of a film memorabilia exhibition at the Harrods department store in London.
I can tell you with some certainty that I’m going to write a screenplay in a month this summer. A novel was fun to write — and yes, you’ll see a draft of it — but a screenplay? Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I’ve had scripts running around in my head for years and years, so I can’t possibly pass up a chance to let one of them out. One crazy time-travel romantic comedy, comin’ up!
Or as Harrison Ford puts it:
“I don’t know if the pants still fit but I know the hat will.”
More at E! News.
I’m sad about this, there’s just no other way to say it. According to a letter they sent to TheOneRing.Net, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh won’t be involved in making The Hobbit or other LOTR prequel films made by New Line. I won’t try to summarize the circumstances here (the post is very thorough in order to stay balanced), but I totally understand PJ’s reasons for not playing ball. I just hope that New Line thinks twice about their decision, or The Hobbit will be a poorer film for their lack of foresight.
If you’re looking for something to get for the Radcliffs this holiday, feel free to pitch in and get these lovely Klingon bloodwine cups, on auction at Christie’s as part of the 40th anniversary of Star Trek. As the site states: “reputed to have been originally used in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments.” Indeed.