|Slightly different outtake to the standard publicity released image.|
Every night is party night at Jabba the Hutt's palace, and what better way to celebrate his ongoing criminal activities and continuous profit-making than a performance from Max Rebo and his music trio, performing the sensational and irreplaceable number 'Lapti Nek' to the great worm ridden filth of a gangster, alongside a special dancing performance to her master from his number one Twi'lek slave girl, Oola.
Created by the ILM team in California across Summer to Winter 1981, Rebo, horn/saxophone player Droopy McCool and singer Sy Snootles would be shipped to England for filming at Elstree for mid to late January 1982 onwards.
|Original Max Rebo maquette.|
|Maquette with his electronic organ equipment.|
|The creature costume under construction at ILM.|
|Getting a paint job from Phil Tippett.|
|The costume and prop organ now arrived at the UK.|
|Positioned ion set for filming within Jabba's Palace.|
|Phil Tippett at Elstree supervises the puppet.|
|Filming the band on the Throne Room set at Elstree in January/February 1982.|
|With a drunk Bib Fortuna in a deleted scene moment conceived by David Tomblin with a second unit.|
|Richard Marquand gives on-set instructions.|
|Droopy McCool (Deep Roy) and Max Rebo (Simon Williamson) on the Throne Room set between takes.|
|Droopy McCool- a true musical talent!|