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    Imperial Royal Guard production made helmet from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. (TCF, 1983) When the dark Emperor Palpatine arrives to confer with Darth Vader on timely topics such as Death Star II completion, and patience concerning the Luke Skywalker "problem," he spares no expense in ceremony with his cordon of crimson-clad Imperial Royal Guards, mysteriously obscured inside highly stylized and streamlined helmets such as this beautiful production-made example, consigned directly from Pete Ronzani, who headed the team that produced helmets and armor at Industrial Light & Magic. This helmet was created during the production, then painted and finished by Ronzani following the making of the film. At first glance, a perfectly smooth, seamless vacuum-form construction is actually accomplished with two halves joined all around at a seam on the interior, then filled, polished, and gloss-painted deep crimson for a perfect finish. The visor slit is filled with red acetate to complete the ominous effect. Measures 19 x 15 x 13.5 in., and sits comfortably on shoulders without padding, as designed. Missing one tiny internal shoulder-strap loop, else very fine. Provenance: From the collection of Pete Ronzani.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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