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Star Wars actors in Lexington, 1997

Posted on December 15, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Peter Mayhew, the man who starred in one of the biggest movie franchises ever made but never spoke a line of dialogue, stopped in at Comic Interlude on Waller Avenue on Dec. 8, 1997, and held a cutout of the furry 7-foot Wookie, Chewbacca, the character he’s known for playing in the “Star Wars” films. Mayhew, a former hospital worker from England, signed autographs at the comic book store along with another “Star Wars” actor, Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett, the helmeted interstellar bounty hunter who relentlessly pursued Han Solo in the films. A line of nearly 100 people, many carrying items to be autographed, stretched through the store and onto the sidewalk well before Mayhew and Bulloch arrived. At right is tour organizer Pam Murray. Photo by Janet Worne | Staff

Jeremy Bulloch’s character, Boba Fett, has a small part, but many fans came to the Comic Interlude on Dec. 8, 1997, to get items signed. “He really has a small part, but he’s very popular,” said Maggie Garlock, who arrived early to get a place in line. “I think it has something to do with the mystery. You don’t know what’s under that helmet he wears.” The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, “The Last Jedi,” opened in Lexington on Dec. 14, 2017.  Photo by Janet Worne | staff

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