Lot #715 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Phil Tippett's Creature Bible of Photos, Printed and Handwritten Notes
Stock # 125291
This lot will be sold on Thursday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
Phil Tippett's creature bible of photos with printed and handwritten notes from Richard Marquand's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Tippett led the stop-motion animation for the film, and received a Special Achievement Oscar® for Visual Effects for his work at the 56th Academy Awards®.
This black plastic three-ring binder contains nearly 50 alien design concepts, including more than 140 character Polaroids, individual character worksheets, and both hand-drawn and printed sketches showing how performers and puppeteers would wear and operate various creatures. The represented aliens include many signature creatures, including Jabba the Hutt, Admiral Ackbar, the Rancor, Nien Nunb, the Max Rebo Band, a Skiff guard, and the Gamorrean Guards. Each creature includes a Creature Worksheet, which lists fields for "How It's Done", "Articulated Rigging Requirements", "Sculpting Requirements", "Costume Requirements", and other "Notes". Most of the worksheets feature handwritten notes, with some complex creatures also including sketches of how the puppets were operated.
Also included is the original hand-written production Creature Worksheet master document, an ILM Departmental Project List, a four-page photo contact sheet, and five 8" x 10" photographs. The lot remains in excellent overall condition with some wear due to production use and age. Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 10" x 2 1/4" (29 cm x 25 cm x 6 cm)
Sold without copyright; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.