An original Star Wars movie camera fetches $625,000, sets a new world record
Profiles in History have scored huge with one of their famous Hollywood memorabilia. Their auction of “The Debbie Reynold’s Collection Part II yielded huge returns. One of the items from the collection that scored big was the camera that was used to film the original Star Wars movie. The Panavision PSR 35 mm motion picture camera was sold for $625,000 surpassing all expectations and setting new world record. This camera was used by George Lucas to film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The camera package included a Panaspeed motor, matte box, follow focus, a Moy geared head, Italian-made Elemack camera dolly and lens and two 1000 ft. magazines. True Star Wars fans will be delighted to know the camera is still functional and has been completely restored.
Following this auction is the “Icons of Hollywood” auction on December 15th & 16th which will include the very famous Cowardly Lion costume from Wizard of Oz and the DeLorean from Back to the Future III.