The iconic ‘Star Wars’ costume worn by Carrie Fisher to play Princess Leia in 1977’s ‘Episode 4 – A New Hope’ will go up for auction along with 1,400 other film and movie memorabilia from June 28. TV series
This was announced by auction company California Propstore, which estimates the dress could sell for between one and two million dollars.
Most recently, the late ‘Star Wars’ actress, Carrie Fisher gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In the shadow of a bitter family feud during a function.
Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the highest-grossing franchise in history, died of a heart attack in 2016, leaving behind a daughter, actress Billie Lourd.
Lourd, in costume emblazoned with her mother’s most famous character, oversaw a posthumous tribute held on May 4, an unofficial anniversary for “Star Wars” fans.
But notable at the event in Los Angeles was the absence of Fischer’s brother Todd, as well as her half-sisters Jolie and Tricia Leigh, who criticized Lourd for not inviting them that week.
Todd Fisher told TMZ that “being left out of this special day really hurts,” while the sisters wrote on Instagram that their omission was “deeply shocking.”
Lourd fired back, accusing the brothers of taking advantage of their mother’s death by “giving various interviews and selling for a lot of money”.
He wrote in The Hollywood Reporter, “Only I and those close to her know the truth about my mother’s very complicated relationship with her family.”
“We don’t have a relationship,” said Lourd, who confirmed that she had not invited the brothers.
The campaign to give Fischer the star went on for years. Fans claimed that this honor had been given to his screen colleagues Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford long ago.
Hamill paid tribute to “My Dear Space Twin” at Thursday’s ceremony, which also included “Star Wars” characters R2-D2, C3PO and a stormtrooper.
“She was our princess,” he said.
May 4, the date chosen to honor Carrie Fisher, is celebrated each year by fans of the defense thanks to a play on words derived from the chant “May the force be with you.” (“May the force be with you”).
Making her first role as a teenager in Hal Ashby’s satire “Shampoo” (1975), Fischer went on to play Leia in six films, beginning with “Star Wars” in 1977.
He posthumously appeared in the 2019 production “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.
Fisher joins more than 2,000 big names in film, television and music whose stars have been filmed on Hollywood Boulevard and surrounding streets.
Among them are her parents, singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, as well as Jolie and Tricia Leigh’s mother Connie Stevens.