Monday, 22 December 2014
BEHIND THE SCENES: WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME...
This is one bar where, when you walk into it, nobody is going to shout out, "Norm!"
In charge of the Mos Eisley Cantina, Wuher (Ted Burnett) confers with a host of intergalactic patrons, including, far left, an unknown actor- who'd also be seen in 1976 for the second season episode of SPACE: 1999 - The Metamorph - as the small pig-nosed alien once known in the production notes as "Little Aunt Beru", originally to have been female and played by Gilda Cohen; Angela Staines and Christine Hewett as two "space hookers/aka Star Whores" who would become the more politically correct and child readership friendly Tonnika sisters in the Expanded Universe, and, right at the back with the goggle hat, Tommy Weldin as one of Jabba the Hutt's thugs, Gela Yeens.
In a 1977 interview, Carrie Fisher recalled that many of the unusual looking actors chosen to play aliens for the first movie came from a very distinct London casting agency, called Uglies, Inc. Before filming her first scenes as Leia, Fisher visited the Cantina set briefly, and enjoyed it.
Another great rare polaroid from the recent BFI exhibition collection of STAR WARS' 1976 Continuity Supervisor, Ann Skinner.
(3) BEHIND THE SCENES OF 'STAR WARS' AT THE BFI - DECEMBER 2014
Meet the Humans from the Mos Eisley Cantina | StarWars.com