Carrie Fisher's personal Star Wars scripts going up for auction

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Sep 14, 2017

Carrie Fisher fans who failed to get their hands on her famed bikini from Return of the Jedi a couple of years ago have a new hope.

Auctioneer Profiles in History has announced plans to auction off the late actress' Star Wars scripts to the highest bidder during its three-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction, taking place Oct. 7–9.

Now, this is the memorabilia you've been looking for!

Going on the block first will be the erstwhile Princess Leia's personal shooting script from Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, which totals 158 pages and features Fisher's very own handwritten notations alongside Leia's dialogue — more than 1,000 words.

For instance, in one scene the dialogue has Leia laughing as she tells Han, "You have all the breeding of a Bantha, but not as much class … Enjoy your trip, hot shot!" before she walks away.  In the margins, Fisher penciled in the subtext, "You're astonishing … I hope we will meet again and I hope that by then you will have grown up a little."

Each page of the coveted script is also stamped with a red security code "501," reminding fans just how very top-secret Empire's filming was at the time.

According to Joe Maddalena, CEO of Profiles in History, there has never been Star Wars memorabilia up for grabs like this before from the movie's three principal stars.

"I can't imagine that you're ever gonna see a Mark Hamill or Harrison Ford [shooting script]," Maddalena tells SYFY WIRE exclusively. "Here's Princess Leia. Here's her shooting script.  It's how she played the character, how she motivated herself … you're getting a real glimpse into somebody's thought process. It should be worth at least $100,000. And it's really important to Star Wars culture."

Also up for sale are three bound presentation scripts for the original Star Wars, Empire and Return of the Jedi, each signed by George Lucas. In fact, the title page for A New Hope, as diehard Jedis well know, is actually the old title — The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the Journal of the Whills by George Lucas (Saga I) Star Wars and finds the filmmaker's inscription, "To Carrie with much love George."

Each bound presentation screenplay comes with various promotional stills of Fisher and is expected to nab in the mid five figures.

Maddalena credits Fisher's mom, Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds, with ensuring her daughter preserved her Star Wars legacy, especially in the wake of their deaths within a day of each other last December.

"Debbie was the one who made sure these presentation scripts were saved, bound and she preserved them. And it was a testament to Debbie's foresight she made sure these things stayed around," added the auctioneer. "So to have them presented by George Lucas to her. And when they come from the primary source, this is it. These are as good as it gets. These are fantastic and monumentally important."

Those who don't have a hundred thousand credits lying around, fear not. Besides the scripts, there are plenty of other Star Wars mementos featured in the auction and at a much lower starting price. These range from commercial posters and 70mm film frames to a framed photo of Fisher with her costars and, yes, even Star Wars Eau Lando Cologne for Men.

Wonder what Han has to say about that?