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May 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Apparently the market force was not with them: A pair of Levi's jeans worn by Mark Hamill in the 1977 sci-fi film "Star Wars" failed to meet the reserve price in an online auction that ended last week. Nate D. Sanders , the auction house that put the trousers from Tatooine up for bid, had hoped they would fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. According to the lot detail page for the Jedi jeans, which had a minimum starting bid of $2,500, 13 bids were placed before the 5 p.m. PDT deadline on May 21 and no final bid amount is listed.
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May 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Apparently the market force was not with them: A pair of Levi's jeans worn by Mark Hamill in the 1977 sci-fi film "Star Wars" failed to meet the reserve price in an online auction that ended last week. Nate D. Sanders , the auction house that put the trousers from Tatooine up for bid, had hoped they would fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. According to the lot detail page for the Jedi jeans, which had a minimum starting bid of $2,500, 13 bids were placed before the 5 p.m. PDT deadline on May 21 and no final bid amount is listed.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1991
We all know what happened to Han Solo--that is, Harrison Ford. And Princess Leia--i.e., Carrie Fisher--has hardly disappeared. But whither Luke Skywalker? Mark Hamill, the actor who soared to fame and riches as the boyish hero in George Lukas' "Star Wars" trilogy, spent most of the '80s in New York, where he played a surprisingly wide range of characters--to some strong reviews--on Broadway and off. At age 37, married with three kids, he's now back in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On Wednesday night's Season 8 finale of "Criminal Minds," the identity of the sinister serial killer known as the Replicator was finally revealed. And though the BAU team finally took him out, it wasn't before he managed to kill one of their own. Spoilers follow for those who haven't caught up on the show. It turns out the Replicator, whom the team had been tracking for most of the eighth season, was none other than guest star Mark Hamill. Hamill may be riding a new crest of notoriety following the disclosure that he'll be appearing in the next "Star Wars" movie, but to viewers of "Criminal Minds" he was just John Curtis, a demoted FBI agent out to get revenge on his former partner, Erin Strauss (played by Jayne Atkinson)
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A pair of pants worn by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 movie "Star Wars" are up for bid through Nate D. Sanders Auctions, which expects them to fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. The auction house's description reads, in part: "Hamill donned these iconic pants as the Jedi Knight of all Jedi Knights, wearing the costume pants throughout much of the film. Sand-colored 'cotton drill' Levi's pants are purposely distressed to display wear, with dirt to back right pocket and in spots to front of pant legs.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1989 | Garth Pearce in London \f7
Forget Luke Skywalker. Formerly squeaky-clean Mark Hamill is back in a new movie, "Slipstream" . . . playing a bearded, ruthless killer cop who guns down men and women who get in his way! It opened in London on Friday and is set for the U.S. this summer. Taking the nasty role was a deliberate career move for Hamill, now 36, who abandoned films after "Return of the Jedi" was finished in 1982. "I was (over) 30 and still getting scripts in which I lost my virginity," he recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On Wednesday night's Season 8 finale of "Criminal Minds," the identity of the sinister serial killer known as the Replicator was finally revealed. And though the BAU team finally took him out, it wasn't before he managed to kill one of their own. Spoilers follow for those who haven't caught up on the show. It turns out the Replicator, whom the team had been tracking for most of the eighth season, was none other than guest star Mark Hamill. Hamill may be riding a new crest of notoriety following the disclosure that he'll be appearing in the next "Star Wars" movie, but to viewers of "Criminal Minds" he was just John Curtis, a demoted FBI agent out to get revenge on his former partner, Erin Strauss (played by Jayne Atkinson)
NEWS
May 19, 2005 | Mark Sachs
It's been nearly 30 years since Mark Hamill first stepped into the space boots of one Luke Skywalker, and his life, as they say, would never be quite the same. The three-film "Star Wars" arc launched Hamill into the pop-culture stratosphere, and this week's release of "Revenge of the Sith" has Hamill back on the hot-interview circuit, even though the prequel features Luke's dad rather than Luke.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Hear the words " Cannes Film Festival," and your mind might drift to some of the glamorous personalities who have walked these historic seaside streets over the years: Catherine Deneuve. Sophia Loren. Angelina Jolie. Mark Hamill. Yes, that Mark Hamill, the 58-year-old actor best known for wielding a lightsaber in the "Star Wars" movies and a man who hasn't had a mainstream film role in more than two decades. This paparazzi-filled, fashioned-obsessed, au courant city wouldn't be the first place you'd expect a Jedi warrior to stand cheek by jowl with Oscar winners and the film world's most prestigious names.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1997 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every member of the Star Wars generation has seen all three movies in the trilogy. In explaining what to expect, some young parents sound less like they are talking about a movie and more like they are inculcating a beloved and exalted fairy tale. "You'll see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Han Solo. This is the first one that has them all in it," one mother was overheard telling her young son before the curtain went up. "Will it have the big sluggy one?" he asked.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A pair of pants worn by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 movie "Star Wars" are up for bid through Nate D. Sanders Auctions, which expects them to fetch somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000. The auction house's description reads, in part: "Hamill donned these iconic pants as the Jedi Knight of all Jedi Knights, wearing the costume pants throughout much of the film. Sand-colored 'cotton drill' Levi's pants are purposely distressed to display wear, with dirt to back right pocket and in spots to front of pant legs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Hear the words " Cannes Film Festival," and your mind might drift to some of the glamorous personalities who have walked these historic seaside streets over the years: Catherine Deneuve. Sophia Loren. Angelina Jolie. Mark Hamill. Yes, that Mark Hamill, the 58-year-old actor best known for wielding a lightsaber in the "Star Wars" movies and a man who hasn't had a mainstream film role in more than two decades. This paparazzi-filled, fashioned-obsessed, au courant city wouldn't be the first place you'd expect a Jedi warrior to stand cheek by jowl with Oscar winners and the film world's most prestigious names.
NEWS
May 19, 2005 | Mark Sachs
It's been nearly 30 years since Mark Hamill first stepped into the space boots of one Luke Skywalker, and his life, as they say, would never be quite the same. The three-film "Star Wars" arc launched Hamill into the pop-culture stratosphere, and this week's release of "Revenge of the Sith" has Hamill back on the hot-interview circuit, even though the prequel features Luke's dad rather than Luke.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1997 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every member of the Star Wars generation has seen all three movies in the trilogy. In explaining what to expect, some young parents sound less like they are talking about a movie and more like they are inculcating a beloved and exalted fairy tale. "You'll see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Han Solo. This is the first one that has them all in it," one mother was overheard telling her young son before the curtain went up. "Will it have the big sluggy one?" he asked.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1991
We all know what happened to Han Solo--that is, Harrison Ford. And Princess Leia--i.e., Carrie Fisher--has hardly disappeared. But whither Luke Skywalker? Mark Hamill, the actor who soared to fame and riches as the boyish hero in George Lukas' "Star Wars" trilogy, spent most of the '80s in New York, where he played a surprisingly wide range of characters--to some strong reviews--on Broadway and off. At age 37, married with three kids, he's now back in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1989 | Garth Pearce in London \f7
Forget Luke Skywalker. Formerly squeaky-clean Mark Hamill is back in a new movie, "Slipstream" . . . playing a bearded, ruthless killer cop who guns down men and women who get in his way! It opened in London on Friday and is set for the U.S. this summer. Taking the nasty role was a deliberate career move for Hamill, now 36, who abandoned films after "Return of the Jedi" was finished in 1982. "I was (over) 30 and still getting scripts in which I lost my virginity," he recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Holy Cartoon, Batman!: Warner Bros. will release "Batman: The Animated Movie," a film inspired by Fox's cartoon series about the Caped Crusader, on Christmas Day. The film will be the first full-length feature from Warner Bros. Animation and will mark Warner's first use of computer-generated animation. Some new characters will be introduced to the Batman story, including a villain named Phantasm. The movie will also explore Batman's past and his first love affair.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
There's fun viewing for children this weekend, beginning with the conclusion of the "Weekend Special's" animated "The Magic Flute," featuring the voices of Mark Hamill, Michael York and Samantha Eggar. The program airs at 11:30 a.m. today on ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). Tonight at 8 on Nickelodeon, Joey Lawrence and Candace Cameron are hosts of the "Kids' Choice Awards," which honors favorites in 12 categories covering music, television and sports.
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