27 Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Pictures

Published April 26, 2015
Updated June 22, 2020

Take a look at the production of the original Star Wars trilogies with these behind-the-scenes Star Wars photographs.

Star Wars Behind the Scenes Pictures

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope debuted on May 25, 1977. George Lucas, the film’s writer and director, thought the movie would be a flop. Instead of attending the movie premiere, he went on a vacation to Hawaii with his friend Steven Spielberg. Little did he know that the film would gross almost 36 million dollars on opening weekend alone, launching one of the most successful film franchises in the world.

To the delight of millions, the Star Wars saga will continue this winter in a new film directed by J. J. Abrams. But before we start looking toward the future, let’s go back a few decades and reminisce over these vintage behind-the-scenes Star Wars pictures from the original trilogy:

Darth Vader Behind the Scenes
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Vintage Star Wars Images
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Carrie Fisher Behind the Scenes Of Star Wars
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Chewbacca Mask
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Vintage Pictures From Star Wars
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Painting Stormtroopers for Star Wars
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Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Empire Strikes Back
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Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher On Star Wars Set
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Princess Leia Kissing Chewbacca
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Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford
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Nap Time on Star Wars Set
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Filming Of Empire Strikes Back
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Costumes For The Original Star Wars

Star Wars Original Trilogy Cast
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Mark Hamill And Carrie Fisher Have Fun On Set Of Star Wars
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Back in the day, the original Star Wars films has pretty great special effects. See how they did it in this short video:

Music lovers will adore this behind-the-scenes Star Wars clip, which shows composer John Williams creating the score for The Empire Strikes Back:


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