|Image: Ann Skinner/BFI.|
A great 1976 costume continuity Polaroid of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, not yet chasing Stormtroopers for a potential kamikaze run through the Death Star, courtesy of STAR WARS first script supervisor, Ann Skinner. Skinner's handwriting on the Polaroid says "No sweat", referring to Han/Harrison not yet having been filmed in action, though it could just as easily be in character for Solo to say these words when caught in troublesome situations!
In early 1976 character filming notes, compiled from a pre-shooting script, Skinner's reveals: "HAN SOLO. 30 years old. Starship mercenary. Up to Sc(ene). 81: has his own gun. Sc.82-188: STORMTROOPER OUTFIT and gun- with similar attachments on his belt to Luke. Comlink- to speak to Threepio. Zapper. Lights on his gunbelt. Does not use cable. Sc.91 or about- loses helmet of his Stormtrooper's outfit." Underlined in heavy red capitals beneath the typed info, she's added, "MILLENNIUM FALCON".
STAR WARS AFICIONADO sends its warmest Happy Birthday greetings out to Harrison Ford on this day!