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 Post subject: The Definitive Darth Vader Timeline ANH/ESB/ROTJ Screen/Tour
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:09 pm 
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THE DEFINITIVE DARTH VADER TIMELINE: SCREEN/PROMO/TOUR ANH/ESB/ROTJ


I wanted to document a Darth Vader timeline utilizing all available information and pictures from various sources. This thread is a combined effort from everyone. It would have been impossible to do if not for all the pictures and information made available from LFL, promotional/tour ceremonies, museum displays and fans alike. It is due to their generousity over the years on forums such as this one and throughout the net, in addition to the countless articles, books and videos etc, that this thread is possible. Some pictures were shared privately and some were openly shared, but they have all contributed into making this thread possible alongwith all relevant information.

I want to thank Carsten, (TooMuchGarlic/NoHumorMan) for all of his help to get this started and his continued help as we progress through the thread. He has helped me organize and collect an abundance of pictures. I will be adding a list of all known contributors and thanks to those who remain nameless.

This is a huge endeavor. Starting from the beginning (or at least as far back as we can go based on the info that is available) into the creation of Darth Vader and continuing with his journey through the years of ANH/ESB/ROTJ.

I would appreciate any help with pictures and information, so that an accurate timeline can be established and continued.

My only requirements for the contribution to this thread is that you give information as accurate as possible and submit any pictures (if possible) to support whatever you contribute. This thread is not about who is more knowledgeable or the typical, "You are wrong, but I can't tell you why" nonsense. This is a community contribution thread. If you are only willing to contribute negativity, then don't bother posting in it.

I realize it's quite a task to chronicle every picture and event Darth Vader has been in, but with combined efforts from everyone that is able to, we can attempt something that hasn't been done before.

This is a work in progress thread and will be for some time. I will update the initial post as information and pictures become available. I have a ton of pictures already on hand, it will just take some time to sort out. For those that I have no information on, I will post in a section asking for information. Hopefully someone will be able to give some information on those pictures so we can correctly document them in the timeline. This is going to be a rough draft up until the end, so don't mind the mess. In the end, it will all be organized in an easy to read and follow format.

I hope this is an enjoyable and educated read for newbies and vets alike. I want to begin with ANH first and work from there up through ROTJ. If you have any pictures or information to contribute, either post here or contact Carsten by pm and he will provide you an email to send the information to.

I would like to thank everyone in advance and hope you enjoy it. I will be posting this on both The Den and The RPF.

We have a lot to cover still, so here we go.......


1975-1976 Darth Vader is created with the combined incredible talents of Ralph Mcquarrie, John Mollo and Brian Muir.

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July 23 1976 is the last day of second unit shooting at EMI (aka Elstree
Studios). The remaining shoots take place in Ca, USA.


Sept 3-6 1976 is the first time Darth Vader is shown publicly at the
World Con in Kansas City, MO USA. The complete costume was on a
mannequin at this time and every time after until KE wore it.

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January 11, 1977 all filiming is completed in Los Angeles, Ca.

May 1, 1977 First preview showing of Star Wars

May 25, 1977 The US release of Star Wars


May, 1977 Charles Lippincott employs KE to serve as Vader for tours.

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Late May '77 Ghost Host (young boy in pic) meeting Vader at the Emporium-Capwell's department Store in Albany, CA (right next to Berkeley)

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June 24 1977, Vader meets JS (Corbis pics)

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Lord Vader in limo on way to radio interview with Bob Mackay in San Francisco-1977

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June-Nov 1977 (Unknown specific date) The first Chronicles was printed in 1995 in Japan and at that point, it
had been a 3 year project.

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Aug 3 1977 Vader, 3PO and R2D2 at the Mann's ceremony.

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Sept 8, 1977 CBS WACKO SATURDAY PREVIEW

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Sept 9, 1977 The ABC ALL-STAR SATURDAY preview show.

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October 1977, Disney appearance.

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October 1977 Appears on Toyota Today Magazine

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October 1977 TRU Madison Heights, Michigan (pics courtesy of Todd, TK765)

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Donny and Marie Show Christmas Special Late 1977

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1977 Wolfman Jack The Midnight Special Show

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April 3rd 1978 Vader appears in the 50th Academy Awards show.

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May 1978

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Sept 25, 1978 Vader and Fett make their appearance in San Anselmo
Country Fair parade, in San Anselmo, Ca.

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November 1979 - Gold Circle - Columbus, Ohio

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1980 - Jason Debord-Mervyn's Department Store

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Various Unsorted ANH Tour and Photo shoot Pictures.

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Need dates for these shots:

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 Post subject: Re: The Definitive Darth Vader Timeline ANH/ESB/ROTJ Screen/
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:38 pm 
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Christmas came early! Thanks for taking on such a daunting task..


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Thanks for the pics. This thread is going to be good.


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Thanks gents. Yeah Jay, it's quite a challenge, but I think we can get it done. It will be cool once it's finally complete, to be able to go to one thread for all the info regarding screen/promo/tour and museum displays.

I did want to note that if any picture is being used and the owner doesn't want it published in the thread, please send me or Carsten a pm and I will remove it.


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Thanks for doing this, Karo! It's a very thorough and impressive array of photos.

Interesting about the Vader reading the "Tiger Beat" magazine. It's a good photograph showing the lightsaber hook placement and shape.


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Thanks for this effort Pete, Carsten and all the other contributors. It was an enjoyable read this christday morning and i'm lookin forward to the next post of the timeline......thanks a lot :salut


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I had discussed something similar to this with Jez some time ago, but I never had the dates, so when Karo posted a comprehensive listing of appearances, it was decided to try to collect and sort all known pictures with their appropriate dates for future reference.

These are pictures that has been shared around the web, here and on the RPF and elsewhere. If anyone has more, preferably with date and location, please post them up and we'll add them to the time lines. :cheers


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Excellent thread! :thumbsup

Great to see a timeline added to some of the photos, hopefully some new photos and dates can be added....gets messy after ANH.


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KE told me that the limo pic was "Lord Vader in limo on way to radio interview with Bob Mackay in San Francisco-1977"


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 Post subject: Re: The Definitive Darth Vader Timeline ANH/ESB/ROTJ Screen/
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Sweet. Cool info. I know there are a lot more pictures to put up... the majority of the ones I forwarded for this project are up. Thanks Pete for getting this done! :cheers


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Impressive. Excellent job, Pete! :eek

A daunting task indeed... Worthy of recognition in the archives of the Sith order! :thumbsup


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Thanks guys. I have to edit this thread to coincide with the one on the RPF. :eek I'll get to it very soon. :thumbsup


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Great work Pete and Carsten. I can see this is a useful resource when trying to nail down a sequence of events, as well as a lot of fun to browse through. :salut


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exellent , thanks for the pics :thumbsup

great thread :wink:


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Nice!


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