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Thursday, 21 December 2017

'STAR WARS' AT 40: FAMILIAR LITTLE PEOPLE!

Tiffany Kurtz and Jawa colleague inspect Anthony Daniels as Threepio, on location in Nefta for the original Star Wars.

To go on holiday with your parents and watch them working on a cinematic endeavour that will soon become legendary must have been exciting enough for Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz's two daughters Melissa and Tiffany, as well as mixing with old and new greats like Mark Hamill and Sir Alec Guinness, but then to actually appear in the film playing such iconic alien characters as the scruffy Jawas must have been a total blast for them back in March/April 1976, most notably during the shooting of the Jawa Sandcrawler sale start of filming at the Salt Flats of Nefta, and also as background extras in the streets of Mos Eisley (in reality, the small Tunisian Djerba fishing village) a sort time later.

Playing the Chief Jawa, Jack Purvis gives acting advice to Melissa and Tiffany Kurtz at the location.

Behind the scenes with mum Meredith Kurtz.

Gary Kurtz helps make an adjustment to one of his daughter's (presumably Tiffany) Jawa costumes, as Anthony Daniels is unmasked (background).

The sisters on location.

Tiffany with Mark Hamill and Sir Alec and Lady Merula Guinness in a filming break.

Youtube interview with Gary and Meredith Kurtz, with Tiffany in Jawa costume:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZAYE_ROc9o

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